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Matar Kulcha | Matar Kulcha Recipe | How to Make Matar kulcha

What is Matar Kulcha Recipe?

Matar is a tangy and spicy gravy preparation of white peas which is served with a flatbread called kulcha. Matar is flavoured with a jaljeera chutney that makes it so delicious. Matar or matra is a fuss free recipe. The cooking and preparation time is not much. You can serve Matar with readymade kulcha or homemade kulcha.

Let’s talk about the Ingredients for Matar Kulcha

Matar or matra is basically dried white peas easily available at the grocery stores in India (atleast)! It is very important to soak white for enough time and cook it till it is soft. At times white peas give a tough time, just add a pinch of baking soda while pressure cooking to ensure matar gets cooked properly.

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How To Cook Dried White Peas (Matar)

1. Take 1 and 1/4 cup dried white peas

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2. Wash properly and soak for 7-8 hours or overnight

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3. After 7-8 hours

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4. Pressure cook soaked matar with salt to taste and 3 cups water

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5. Check matar should be soft

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6. Transfer cooked peas in a vessel

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7. Check the consistency. Add water as required

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8. Mix well and simmer for 1-2 minutes

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How To Prepare Jaljeera Chutney

1. In a jar add 3/4 cup fresh mint leaves, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp fennel seeds, 1 black cardamom seeds, 1 dry red chili, 1 pinch of asafoetida (Hing), 1 tsp black salt, 5-6 black pepper, 1/2 tsp dry mango powder, and 1tbsp seedless

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2. Add 1/4 cup water or as required

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3. Grind to make smooth paste

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How To Make Matar Curry

1. Heat 1 tbsp oil

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2. Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds and let it crackle

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3. Now add 1-inch grated ginger and saute it for 1 minute

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4. Add 1 tsp chaat masala, 1/4 tsp garam masala, 1/2 tsp dry mango powder, 1 tsp red chili powder and 1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds powder

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5. Stir very well

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6. Add spices to boiled peas

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7. Simmer

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8. For 3-4 minutes on low medium gas flame

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9. Add Jaljeera chutney

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10. Stir very well

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11. Cook for 1-2 minutes

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12. Check the consistency and seasoning

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13. Transfer Matar in a serving bowl

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14. Garnish it with chopped onion, tomato and coriander leaves, grated ginger and lemon juice

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15. Sprinkle 1 pinch red chili powder

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16. Bon Appetit Serve Matar with Kulcha

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Nutrients

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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