Matar chat or ghughni Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Matar chat or ghughni is a popular Indian street food made with dried yellow peas. It is a tangy and spicy dish that is often enjoyed as a snack or a light meal. The peas are cooked until tender and then mixed with a flavorful blend of spices, tamarind pulp, and lemon juice. The dish is garnished with chopped onions, tomatoes, and fresh coriander leaves. Matar chat or ghughni is usually served hot and can be enjoyed on its own or with crispy puris or bread.

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Matar chat or ghughni

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Ingredients for Matar chat or ghughni Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Dried Yellow Peas
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.13 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 Medium Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 Medium Tomatoes, Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 0.13 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 0.13 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tablespoon Tamarind Pulp
  • 1/4 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as needed Chopped Onions, Tomatoes, And Fresh Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Matar Chat Or Ghughni Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Soak the dried yellow peas overnight or for at least 4-5 hours.
  • STEP 2.Drain the soaked peas and rinse them well.
  • STEP 3.In a pressure cooker, add the soaked peas, water, salt, and turmeric powder. Cook for 3-4 whistles or until the peas are tender.
  • STEP 4.In a separate pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds. Once the seeds crackle, add chopped onions and saut茅 until golden brown.
  • STEP 5.Add ginger-garlic paste and saut茅 for a minute.
  • STEP 6.Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn soft.
  • STEP 7.Add red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, and garam masala. Mix well.
  • STEP 8.Add the cooked peas along with the water from the pressure cooker. Mix everything together.
  • STEP 9.Add tamarind pulp, lemon juice, and salt to taste. Cook for another 5-7 minutes.
  • STEP 10.Garnish with chopped onions, tomatoes, and fresh coriander leaves.
  • STEP 11.Serve hot as a snack or with puris or bread.

Cooking Tips

  • You can adjust the spice level according to your taste by adding more or less red chili powder.
  • If you don't have a pressure cooker, you can cook the peas in a regular pot. It will take longer, around 30-40 minutes.
  • You can add chopped green chilies for an extra kick of spice.
  • For a creamier texture, you can add a tablespoon of yogurt or cream at the end.

Storage and Serving

  • Matar chat or ghughni can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the dish in a pan or microwave before serving.
  • Serve it as a snack or light meal on its own or with puris or bread.
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat4 g Protein12 g Carbs4 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber


  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp