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Matar Chaat

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Matar chaat is one of the popular street food of North India especially in Delhi and Amritsar. Peas are soaked, boiled, tempered with Indian spices and then garnished with onion, tomatoes and green chilies. Little bit of tamarind chutney is added to make it more tangy and spicy.

15MIN

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Ingredients
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Servings:
4
Serves 4
2 cups
Green Peas , soaked overnight
1 pinch
Asafoetida
1 tsp
Chaat Masala
1 tsp
Roasted Cumin Powder
1/2 tsp
Garam Masala
1/2 tsp
Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds
2 Tbsp
Tamarind Pulp
to taste
2 Tbsp
Oil
1
Small  Onion , chopped
1
Tomato , chopped
1
Green Chili Pepper , chopped
1
Lemon , quartered
to taste
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Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
170
FAT
7.5 g
PROTEIN
5.1 g
CARBS
21.7 g

Directions

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Step 1
Drain water from the Green Peas (2 cup). Rub and wash again to discard any white skin. Put them in a pressure cooker. Add 1 1/2 cups water. Pressure cook on high heat till two whistles and reduce heat and let it cook for 15 minutes.
Step 2
Remove from heat and let the pressure come down by itself.
Step 3
Strain the peas to discard any water. Remove any of those thin white skins. Leave them in the strainer. Mash the peas with the backside of a karchi.
Step 4
Soak Tamarind Pulp (2 tablespoon) in 1/4 cup of water, microwave for a minute, mash and strain to get tamarind water.
Step 5
To prepare the peas, heat Oil (2 tablespoon) in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds (1/2 teaspoon). Remove from heat.
Step 6
Add Asafoetida (1 pinch), Salt (to taste) and Chaat Masala (1 teaspoon), Roasted Cumin Powder (1 teaspoon), Garam Masala (1/2 teaspoon), Kashmiri Red Chili Powder (1/2 teaspoon) and Mango Powder (1/2 teaspoon). Return to heat and stir for 30 seconds. If using tamarind water, add it here.
Step 7
Stir and immediately pour this mixture into the cooked matar/peas or add the cooked matar to this mixture. Switch on the fire and heat through the matar for 3-4 mins.
Step 8
Transfer in bowls top with Onion (1), Tomato (1), Fresh Cilantro (to taste) and Green Chili Pepper (1). Squeeze some Lemon (1) on top and mix lightly. Serve with kulchas or naans.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
170
% Daily Value*
Fat
7.5 g
10%
Saturated Fat
0.6 g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
0.0 mg
0%
Carbohydrates
21.7 g
8%
Fiber
6.7 g
24%
Sugars
12.8 g
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Protein
5.1 g
10%
Sodium
156.3 mg
7%
Vitamin D
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Calcium
57.1 mg
4%
Iron
2.3 mg
13%
Potassium
343.5 mg
7%
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