7 White Matar Dishes For Teatime Snacks During the Monsoons
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White matar, also known as white peas, are not only delicious but also nutritionally dense, making them an excellent choice for monsoon snacking. These peas are rich in plant-based protein, essential for muscle repair and overall body function, and high in dietary fibre, which supports digestion and promotes a feeling of fullness. They are also packed with vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, and various B vitamins like folate, contributing to immune health, vision support, and energy metabolism. Additionally, white matar is low in fat and contains beneficial antioxidants such as flavonoids and polyphenols, which help combat oxidative stress and inflammation in the body.

White matar dishes are wholesome and rich in protein too; you can make endless healthy and tasty options with this. Boiled white matar, such as in White Matar Chaat or Matar Ghugni, is rich in protein and fibre, helping to keep you feeling full and energised amidst the cooler weather. White matar pulao and white matar usal are wholesome meals that are combined with rice or bread. Here are 7 amazing dishes you can try at home with white peas.


White Matar Chaat

This tangy and spicy chaat is the best for monsoon snacking. In a pan, boil the white peas until tender. Drain and set aside. Now take another bowl and add boiled white peas with chopped onions, tomatoes, and green chillies. Mix all well. Season with chaat masala, tamarind chutney, and coriander chutney. Your tasty protein snack is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves, sev and add drops of lemon juice to enhance the taste. Combine it with bread, pav or kulcha.

Matar Ghugni

This tasty Bengali snack, Matar Ghugni, is simply amazing. Boil the white peas until soft. Drain and set aside. In a pan, heat oil, add cumin seeds and chopped onions, and sauté until golden brown. Now add chopped tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric, cumin powder, coriander powder, and garam masala. Cook until the tomatoes are softened and the texture is thick. Serve hot with puffed rice or bread; this warm snack is best for rainy days.

White Matar Kachori

This deep-fried snack is crunchy and flavourful. For this, prepare by cooking boiled white peas with cumin, fennel, and ginger-garlic paste. Make a dough, roll it out, and fill it with the white pea mixture. Seal the edges and make a round kachori. In a pan, deep-fry it.  Enjoy these crispy kachoris with tamarind or mint chutney, perfect for monsoon snacking.

White Matar Usal

This Maharashtrian snack is simple and yummy. Boil white peas, then cook with onions, tomatoes, and a coconut-based masala. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves, and sauté until aromatic. Add chopped onions, tomatoes, turmeric, red chilli powder, garam masala, and grated coconut. Cook until the masala is well combined and the oil starts to separate. Add salt to taste, and garnish with lemon and coriander. Serve with pav or bread.


White Matar Pakoras

White Matar Pakoras are perfect for the monsoon. First, boil white peas and mix with besan (gram flour), chopped onions, green chillies, and spices. In a pan, heat oil. Drop spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil and fry until golden brown. These crispy pakoras are quick and easy to make; pair with chai and mint chutney. A tip: use cold water to make the batter; it helps the ingredients combine well. Garnish the pakodas with chaat masala.

This monsoon season, try these amazing dishes made from white matar; pair them with tea and mint chutney. Enjoy it with your family and friends. Customise it as per your preferences. These pakoras, chaatsand every other dish are wholesome.