Monday, 10 February 2014

Aloo matar chaat

A mouth watering chaat that can be had at any time, as evening snack or brunch. I have used white peas/saphed matar, you can use peas of your choice like kabuli chana or black peas. Today I did not have mint leaves at home, but please do add them. They add a distinct flavour to the chaat. This is sweet, sour and spicy making the kids coming back for more. Since the summer has started, this recipe is to bid goodbye to the winters for this year!!!

Cooking time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


White peas, soaked overnight: 1 cup
Potatoes, boiled and mashed: 1 cup
Oil: 1/2 tbsp
Ghee: 1/2 tbsp
Onions, chopped: 2 small
Tomatoes, chopped: 1 small
Carrot, grated: 1 medium
Green chilies, chopped: 3
Coriander leaves, chopped: 2 tbsp
Mint leaves, chopped: 2 tbsp
Chaat masala: 1 tsp
Red chili powder: 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon juice: 2 tbsp
Yoghurt: 2 tbsp
Tamarind juice, soaked in water: 1 small lemon size


  1. Boil the white peas in pressure cooker by adding water till 4 whistles come out. You can also boil potatoes along with white peas by putting them in a small bowl in pressure cooker.
  2. When the pressure is gone drain the water and transfer peas to a bowl, peel the potatoes and mash them.
  3. Heat a kadai and add oil and clarified butter(ghee). 
  4. Transfer the white peas and mashed potatoes to the kadai and lower the flame.
  5. Now add tamarind juice and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add salt, chaat masala, red chili powder, green chilies and cook till all the water(tamarind juice) is absorbed and the mixture is of your desired consistency. 
  7. Garnish with onions, tomatoes, carrot, coriander leaves, mint leaves, lemon juice and serve.
Linking this recipe to Nalini's cookingPriya


kashief ahmad said...

very spicy

Akbar Mohd said...

Very nice recipies and good presentation
- Tahseen ,Ndd

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