Salam and welcome to my guest Humi of Gheza-e-Sherin. Humi has left a comment in my blog on one of my post and made me follow to her blog…from then I keep on checking her blog every time she comes up with a new post. I love the diversity in her food. Humi says her recipes have the influence of three beautiful states of India:- Gujarat(Paternal), Rajasthan (Maternal), Maharashtra (Sasural – in laws) & Dubai (Living here since 10 wonderful years). Do stop by at Humi’s Gheza-e-Shiriin where ‘food is cooked with sweetness and love‘. Today she has bought in for us a simple and indulging chat…which is perfect for Iftaar time…Over to you Humi…..
Hi friends , I am Humi & the author of the blog Gheza-e-Shiriin (Meaning For the love of food). Thanks Lubna for inviting me to be the part of this beautiful series Joys of Fasting to Feasting.Today I am sharing with you Matar ki Chat which is our family dish and a specially prepared at least once in a week during the month of Ramadan.
- 1 cup dry green peas
- 3 medium sized partially mashed boiled potatoes
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1/8 tsp cumin
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 tsp thecha or green chilly paste
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 pinches of thanda masala or 1 pinch of garam masala
- 2 to 3 pinches of coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp chopped coriander leaves
- Salt to taste.
- 2 tbsp of Tamarind Chutney
- 1 green chilly chopped, optional
- Coriander to garnish
- Soak the dry peas overnight or 4 hours. Boil with little salt in a pressure cooker for 2 -3 whistles.
- Mash the boiled potatoes
- Heat oil in a pan. Add in cumin. When it crackles add the chopped onion.
- Saute for a minute & add in thecha. Mix. Add in turmeric powder.
- Next goes in potatoes. Stir well so all the masala get coated on it.
- Now add the boiled peas. Stir well for a minute. Add in thanda masala, coriander leaves & adjust the salt level.
- Before removing from flame, add the coriander powder. Mix well & remove.
- Garnish with chopped coriander, green chilly & pour in the chutney before serving.
Served with Tamarind chutney & a dash of chopped onions.
- We want soft peas but not mushy.
- Chilies can be adjusted according to one ‘s taste.
- Matar ki chat is served warm.
Few ingredients & a special masala gives a unique flavor to this dish.
Thank you Humi for taking out time and coming up with this yum post.