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Matar Chaat served in black dinner plate with two green chilis and garnishes on top. This delicious Indian street food style curry is profusioncurry creation.
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Matar Chaat - Yellow Peas Curry - InstantPot

Tangy and spicy Matar Chaat is popular north Indian street snack food! Soft white peas are cooked in delicious curry masala and served with garnishes and chutneys!
Course Indian Food
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Matar Chaat, Matar chat, matra, yellow peas curry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 265kcal

Ingredients

Curry Masala Ingredients:

Garnishes and Toppings :

Instructions

  • To make Matar Chat curry, I usually soak the white peas overnight. If you forget to soak them overnight, wash and soak them in hot water for at least an hour. This ensures that peas cook nice and soft.

INSTANTPOT INSTRUCTIONS :

  • Turn Instant Pot to Sauté mode. Once it displays HOT, add oil. Add cumin and mustard seeds. Let them sizzle for a minute.
  • Add asafetida, turmeric and red chili powder and grated ginger. Sauté for 30 seconds. Add garam masala and salt. Mix well.
  • Add soaked peas and 2 cups of water. Close Instant Pot lid and move pressure valve to sealing. Press MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK on Hi for 15 minutes followed by NPR.
  • After the silver pin drops, Open IP lid carefully. Mash some of the cooked peas with a potato masher or using the back of your spoon.
  • Add lemon juice and stir the curry well. Adjust the seasoning or water if needed.

STOVE TOP INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Add the soaked white peas in a pressure cooker with 2 cups of water.
  • Pressure cook for 2-3 whistle on high heat. Remove the pressure cooker from heat and let the pressure release naturally.
  • Open the lid and check if the peas are done by pressing a few in a pinch.
  • In the meantime, heat oil in small skillet. Add cumin and mustard seeds. Let them sizzle for a minute.
  • Add asafetida, turmeric and red chili powder and grated ginger. Sauté for 30 seconds. Add garam masala and salt. Mix well.
  • Add the oil tempering mixture over the cooked peas. Give it a good stir so everything mixes well together.
  • Add lemon juice and stir the curry well. Adjust the seasoning or water if needed.

How To serve Matar Chat, 

  • Garnish the peas curry / matar curry with chopped cilantro, chopped onion, tomatoes, green chilies and sev. Drizzle some chaat masala and both green chutney and sweet chutney.
  • Your Matar Chat is ready for devouring.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 226mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 23g