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Saturday, May 3, 2014

White Matar Chat /सफ़ेद मटर की चाट

There are two types of peas which we used
One is fresh green peas and other is in dried form.

Fresh peas can be used in various dishes like sabji, pulao, paratha, nimona etc. Dried peas usually used for making ghughni and chat.

Dried peas are produced by harvesting the peapod when they are fully matured and then they drying them.

Safed matar or white peas is also known as vatana in maharashtra.

Safed matar are packed with protein  This year the farmer working on our farmland have grown peas and dried some peas for us.
Bengalis make ghughni using white peas and in maharashtra they make ragda patties. 
In up we make chat from safed matar.

In lucknow there is very famous street food "safed matar ki tikki" which is fries like aloo ki tikki and then topped with chopped onion, ginger, green chili, coriander, green chutney and meethi chutney along with spices and whipped curd.

There is a very old and famous chat shop "Gupta chat bhandar"  which servers "safed matar ki tikki chat". 
My brother was very fond of that chat and whenever he came back to home from office he used to buy a tikki patta and we all enjoyed it. 
But after marriage I missed that safed matar ki chat .
Some people add fried aloo ke laccha or crushad papdi. I always make aloo ka laccha at home , but this year could not make it due to health issues. 

I always miss that matar ki tikki. Jo maza chat wale bhaiya ke hath mein hai wo ghar mein kahan 😊

Preparation Time :-
For soaking :- 4 hours
For Cooking :- 35 minutes
Serves :- 6 person
Recipe Type :- chat
Author :-Hem lata srivastava

Ingredients :-
 For Matar:-
  • 4 cup Safed matar/ dried white peas 
  • Salt to taste

For Frying :-
  • Desi ghee or oil 
  • 1 tbsp corn flour

For Serving:-
  • 2tsp Red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp Roasted cumin powder
  • 1tbsp roasted coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Black salt pepper
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Julian
  • Chopped onion
  • 2tbsp Chopped green chili
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • Imli ki meethi chutney
  • Hari chutney
  • Whipped curd

Recipe Procedure:-

  • Soak the matar for 8 hours. drain the water and boil with salt, water  for 20 minute or till the matar gets soft. It will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes. 
  • Switch off the gas. 
  • Once it cools drain all the excess water, little mashed with hand add cornflour and make tikki.
  • Heat ghee and fry untill golden and crisp it will take approximately 10 minute on medium heat.
  • Place the tikki in serving bowl sprinkle the dry spices topped with onion, ginger julian, green chutney, meethi chutney, curd. and coriander leaves

  • You can also add some aloo ke lacche or papdi.
  • you can add lemon juice instead of chutney.
  • some times we serve it without frying, just  add some chopped tomato, onion and lemon juice along with basic spices.

सामिग्री :-
मटर के लिए :-
  • ४ कप सफ़ेद मटर
  • नमक स्वादानुसार
परोसने के लिए :-
  • लाल मिर्च पाउडर 
  • भुना जीरा पाउडर 
  • हरी चटनी 
  • मीठी चटनी 
  • भूना धानिया पाउडर 
  • अदरक के लच्छे 
  • बारीक कटी प्याज़ 
  • बारीक कटी धनिया पत्ती 
  • बारीक कटी हरी मिर्च 
  • काला नमक 
  • फेंटा हुआ दही 

तलने के लिए :-
  • घी या तेल 
  • कार्नफ्लोर १ बड़ा चम्मच      

बनाने की विधि :-

  • सबसे पहले मटर को धो कर ८ घंटे के लिए भिगो दें , पानी निथार कर नमक के साथ गलने तक पका लें। 

  • ठंडा होने पर अगर पानी हो तो निकाल कर कोर्न्फ्लौर मिलाएं और टिक्की बनाएं। 

  • तवे पर घी गरम करें और टिक्की को सुनहरा और क्रिस्पी होने तक धीमी आंच पर फ्राई करें। 

  • प्लेट में निकाल कर ऊपर से काला नमक, धनिया पाउडर, लाल मिर्च पाउडर, अदरक के लच्छे, हरी मिर्च ,धनिया हरी चटनी, मीठी चटनी  डालकर सर्वे करें। 


आप चाहें तो उपरसे आलू के लच्छे दाल कर सर्वे कर सकते हैं।
आप नीबू के रस के साथ भी सर्वे कर सकते हैं।
जब आप बिना फ्राई करे सर्वे करते हैं तो ऊपर से टमाटर, प्याज़ डाल कर सर्व करें।


  1. White Matar Chaat looks incredible. I love chaats and this is one of my kind. Would love to try your recipe sometime.

  2. Making tikki with white peas and then serving it as a chaat, that is really a wonderful recipe. I'd love to try out White Matar Chat. Looks so tempting. We too call dried peas vatana in Gujarati.

  3. White matar chat looks so delicious. Loved your version of making tikkis with it. I must try it sometime, my family will like it.

  4. Wow wow.. this Matar tikki chaat looks so delish n tempting

  5. Making tikki from white peas & then serving it as a chaat, is really an incredible idea. We make matar
    Chaat too serve with kulcha s wonderful recipe. I'd love to try out this tikki recipe from it next time.

  6. Making tikki from white peas & then serving it as a chaat, is really an incredible idea. We make matar Chaat too serve with kulcha. I'd love to try out this tikki recipe from it next time.

  7. Delicious and so yumm chaat to crave hunger cravings or to serve at parties.. I love matra chaat, will try your version soon.

  8. White matar chat looks so tempting and delicious. such a beautiful way of making tikki from these and used in chaat. I love this type of chatpata

  9. My mouth is watering as I read this chat recipe. Absolutely delicious and will make it when my kids are here. They will love it .