2 cups pre-soaked sukhe matar (dried whole peas)
1/2 tsp baking soda
A pinch of asafoetida
2 potatoes (boiled, peeled and chopped)
1large onion (finely chopped), optional
1 tomato (chopped)
1 small cucumber (peeled and chopped)
Lemon juice Chaat Spices :
Salt to taste
Pounded or ground red chilies
Garam masala powder
Black salt (kala namak)
Ground roasted cumin (jeera)
Method to make this recipe : indian matar chaat :
Place dried peas in a saucepan and add sufficient water to cover them.
Stir in the soda and asafoetida powder and cook over a moderate heat for
about 15 minutes until the peas are tender. You can also pressure cook them.
Serve individually taking 2 scoops of cooked peas and cover
with little chopped onions, cucumber. tomatoes and
potatoes. Sprinkle with spices to individual taste. Pour a little tamarind &
green chutney and lemon juice on the top.