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matar chaat recipe

White Matar Chaat Recipe

Matar Chaat is a popular street food from Northern India. Matar Masala Curry is used as a base curry for this chaat topped with onions, tomato, sev, tamarind juice etc.
Course Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Keyword matar chaat
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 266kcal
Author Puja


For the Gravy

  • 1 cup Dried White Peas soaked
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 2 Tomato finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4th tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1-2 nos Bay Leaf
  • Salt taste
  • 2 tbsp Oil

To Garnish

  • Onion finely chopped
  • Tomato finely chopped
  • Lemon Juice or tamarind juice as needed
  • Sev as required
  • Curd as required (whisked)
  • Chaat Masala as required
  • Coriander Leaves finely chopped


  • Wash and soak the dried white peas overnight.
  • Drain the water. Add fresh water and soaked peas along with salt and pressure cook it, until 4-5 whistleor until it gets well cooked.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan.
  • Add cumin seeds to it and let it splutter.
  • Once the seeds starts spluttering add ginger-garlic paste to it and saute for a minute.
  • Add chopped onion and saute until golden brown.
  • Add chopped tomato and salt to it, cook until it gets mushy.
  • Add coriander powder, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix everything well and cook until the raw smell of masala goes off.
  • Now add cooked peas to it and mix well.
  • Add water as required and mix well.
  • Cook peas on a low flame for 10-12 minutes.
  • Once the peas absorb the masala and gravy thickens, add garam masala to it. Stir well.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
  • Finely matar masala is ready to be served.

How to serve:

  • Take a plate, add matar curry as the base.
  • Now garnish with some freshly chopped onion, tomato, lemon juice, sev, chaat masala, curd and coriander leaves.
  • So the street style matar chaat or white peas gravy chaat is ready to be served.
  • Isn't it simple to make.


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 918mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 3mg