Maatra Chaat | How to make Maatra Chaat

By Prachi Garg  |  22nd Feb 2016  |  
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About Maatra Chaat Recipe

Matra Chaat is a famous delhi street food. Served with Kulchas, this makes for a great meal. Today, i am making my mother’s recipe of this chaat which is not only totally delicious but also low carb and oil free which makes it a great snack for weight watchers !

The delicious and mouthwatering Maatra Chaat is a famous dish of UP and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Maatra Chaat is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Maatra Chaat. Prachi Garg shared this Maatra Chaat recipe which is perfect to serve for 6 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Maatra Chaat. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Maatra Chaat recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

Maatra Chaat

Ingredients to make Maatra Chaat

  • 1 cup Uncooked dried yellow peas, soaked overnight
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, grated + some ginger shreds for granishing
  • 2 Medium chilies, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tamarind chutney
  • 2 tbsp coriander chutney
  • 1 tsp Roasted cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Roasted cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • Handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • salt to taste

How to make Maatra Chaat

  1. Take a pressure cooker. In this, pour in the water and add in the soaked yellow peas. Add in the required salt and grated ginger. Pressure cook this for 3 whistles and then simmer for about 20 minutes.
  2. The peas should be well cooked and a bit mashed up when done. It is ok if it cools too watery at this time, just mash up some of the peas and it will thicken up as it cools down.
  3. You can also use the crock pot for this. For that, add all the above in a crock pot and let it cook for about 4-4.5 hours or till done
  4. Add in the roasted cumin powder, garam masala, dry mango powder and tamarind chutney and chopped chilies. Mix well and adjust spices as required.
  5. For serving, add chopped tomatoes, coriander, lemon juice and ginger shreds and serve hot with a dollop of mint-coriander chutney.

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