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

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What is Matar Kulcha Recipe?

Matar is a tangy and psicy 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 grovery 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.matar

Ingredients for Matar Kulcha

For Matar

  • 1 and 1/4 cup dried white peas (Matar)
  • 3-4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds(jeera)
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds powder (jeera powder)
  • 1/2  tsp dry mango powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala

For Jaljeera Chutney

  • 3/4 cup fresh mint (pudina) leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1 black cardamom (badi elaichi)
  • 1 dry red chili
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (heeng)
  • 1 tsp black salt (kala namak)
  • 5-6 black pepper (kali mirch)
  • 1/2 dry mango (amchur) powder
  • 1 tsp seedless tamarind (imli)
  • 1/4 cup water or as required

For  Matar kulcha

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sized tomato, chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger, grated
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • handful of chopped coriander leaves

How to make Matar Kulcha

Directions

Cooking dried white peas (Matar)

  1. Take 1 and 1/4 cup dried white peasMatar Kulcha
  2. Wash properly and soak for 7-8 hours or overnightMatar Kulcha
  3. After 7-8 hours  Matar Kulcha
  4. Pressure cook soaked matar with salt to taste and 3 cups waterMatar Kulcha
  5. Check matar should be softMatar Kulcha
  6. Transfer cooked peas in a vesselMatar Kulcha
  7. Check the consistency. Add water as requiredMatar Kulcha
  8. Mix well and simmer for 1-2 minutesMatar Kulcha

Prepare Jaljeera Chutney

  1. In a jar add 3/4 cup fresh mint leaves, 1tsp 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 tamarindMatar Kulcha
  2. Add 1/4 cup water or as required Matar Kulcha
  3. Grind to make smooth paste
  4. Matar Kulcha

Making Matar Curry

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oilMatar Kulcha
  2. Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds and let it crackleMatar Kulcha
  3. Now add 1-inch grated ginger and saute it for 1 minuteMatar Kulcha
  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 powderMatar Kulcha
  5. Stir very well Matar Kulcha
  6. Add spices to boiled peas Matar Kulcha
  7. SimmerMatar Kulcha
  8. For 3-4 minutes on low medium gas flameMatar kulcha
  9. Add Jaljeera chutneyMatar kulcha
  10. Stir very wellMatar kulcha
  11. Cook for 1-2 minutesMatar kulcha
  12. Check the consistency and seasoningMatar kulcha
  13. Transfer Matar in a serving bowl Matar kulcha
  14. Garnish it with chopped onion, tomato and coriander leaves, grated ginger and lemon juice
  15. Sprinkle 1 pinch red chili powder Matar kulcha
  16. Bon Appetit Serve Matar with Kulchamatar

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