Honestly, the best time to relish fresh green peas is winters. Though it is easily available round the year, there is nothing like spending those nippy evenings with a cup of hot chai
and a plate of fried matar
. Peas have long been a part of our culinary repertoire, from roasted versions to gravy dishes across different states. Peas are versatile and easy to cook with. Add to a range of dishes, stir them into flavourful pulaos
, or simply experiment with them while making pakoras, chaat, kebabs
, soups et al.
If you are a lover of Indian food or one of those who just can't bear the monotony of daily meals, we present you this regular ingredient in exciting avatars
. Head this way and explore green peas like never before. Every recipe is a culinary gem that requires no elaborate prepping or long hours in the kitchen. Follow these easy steps and plate these delicacies in style.1. Matar PulaoRecipe by Chef Niru Gupta
Nothing gets better than this simply rice preparation laced with chunky green peas.
Matar Pulao2. Matar ParathaRecipe by Chef Niru Gupta
One of the classic delicacies of all time. The matar
goes well with white butter, green chutney or even some pickle.
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A perfect evening snack that is crunchy and flavoursome.
4. Matar PaneerRecipe by Chef Niru Gupta
Cottage cheese and peas are teamed in a tangy tomato gravy.
5. Sookhe MatarRecipe by Chef Niru Gupta
A perfect in-between-meals snack. Turn to these when hunger strikes.
6. Gajar MatarRecipe by Chef Niru Gupta
A classic delicacy that will never go out of style.
7. Keema MatarRecipe by Chef Niru Gupta
Minced meat is combined with peas and cooked in a host of masalas
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta
A classic preparation from the heartland of Uttar Pradesh.
9. Peas and Mint Soup
Recipe by Chef Joey Matthew
A light and wholesome soup with the goodness of mild spices and peas.
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta Peas and Mint Soup
10. Matar Karanji
This Maharashtrian snack comes stuffed with a mix of peas, fried crisp.