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Matar Ko Acchar

Matar ko acchar / © Photo : Praveen Chettri


Matar (DRY PEAS) 200gms (soaked overnight)

Kalonji 1/4th tsp

Mustard oil 5tsp

Turmeric ½ tsp

Red chili powder -1/2 tsp

Onion ½ finely chopped

Salt to taste

Green chilies – 4 finely chopped

Sesame seed roasted and coarsely ground 3tsp

Lemon ½

Coriander – finely chopped for garnish


Boil the soaked peas for 15minutes on high flame. Drain the water and keep it aside.

Take a small heavy bottomed karahi on high flame. Heat the oil and as it heats add kalonji seed and let it sizzle for 20 seconds. Add the onion, green chillies and stir fry it for a minute or so. Add the turmeric, red chilli powder, salt and lastly the par boiled peas.

Stir and cook it for 3-4 minutes until the water dries up.

Remove from flame.

Sprinkle the roasted sesame powder and squeeze the lemon , stir it well and transfer the peas to a serving dish ,garnish it with chopped coriander and serve.

Enjoy your lip smacking matar ko acchar, which is best served when cold.

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