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Matar Kulcha Recipe

Matar kulcha is one of the well known road food of north India uniquely in Delhi and amritsar. You could see numerous road merchants selling matar kulcha in streets or even external schools and universities. They serve the matar in huge metal pots.

The word Matar in hindi means peas. In this recipe the peas that are utilized are dried white peas. similar peas is utilized in making ragda of ragda pattice or ragda chaat or masala puri. Furthermore, kulcha is a raised flatbread made without yeast.

Another exceptionally well known road food that comes extremely near matar kulcha is chole bhature. Chole bhature is a Punjabi recipe of white chickpeas curry with broiled raised bread known as bhatura. Chole bhatura is famous practically all over India and, surprisingly, abroad.

While Matar kulcha is more famous in north India as it were. In spite of the fact that you could get kulcha in great cafés in focal as well as southern India as well. If you have any desire to make kulcha at home then you can check my plain kulcha recipe or Aloo kulcha or Paneer kulcha. in any case readymade kulcha is these days accessible in many general stores as well.

Dissimilar to Bhatura or Naan, Kulcha stays delicate in any event, when they become cold. They don’t turn out to be hard. So they can be made ahead of time and piled up and put away in the ice chest. While serving they can be warmed on a frying pan or in the microwave until somewhat warm.

The matar curry has a semi thick consistency with a tart taste and flavor. For the most part the matar recipe is made minimal fiery. I have not made matar curry exceptionally zesty so in the event that you need, you can make it chomped more hot by utilizing more red bean stew powder or green bean stew and garam masala.

On the off chance that you don’t have kulcha then you can eat the matar curry with naan as well. You can likewise have the matar plain with practically no backup.

This matar recipe is adjusted from nita mehta’s cookbook “Taste of Delhi”. I have utilized my own estimations than what was referenced in the book and have eliminated how much mint leaves that is utilized to make the jaljeera chutney. This recipe utilizes jaljeera. You might in fact utilize readymade jaljeera powder as opposed to making the chutney. Around 1 to 2 tbsp of jaljeera powder can be utilized in the recipe.

 This recipe is exceptionally simple to make. Cook the white peas. Make the chutney. Temper the flavors and blend everything. Extremely simple. You need to drench the peas a night prior or for no less than 7-8 hours prior to cooking them. In the event that you have readymade kulchas than you simply have to make the matar and you have a decent breakfast or early lunch.

Matar Kulcha is a well known North Indian road food, particularly in Delhi and Punjab.


For The Matar (White Peas Curry)

▢1.25 cup dried white peas (safed matar)

▢3 to 4 cup water for pressure cooking the dried white peas

▢1 tablespoon oil

▢½ teaspoon cumin seeds

▢1 teaspoon chaat masala

▢½ teaspoon simmered cumin powder

▢½ teaspoon dried mango powder (amchur powder)

▢¼ teaspoon red bean stew powder

▢¼ teaspoon Garam Masala

Jaljeera Chutney

▢¾ cup new mint leaves, inexactly stuffed

▢1 teaspoon cumin seeds

▢1 teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf)

▢seeds eliminated from 1 dark cardamom – dispose of the external cover

▢1 dried red bean stew – deseeded (discretionary)

▢a spot of asafoetida (hing)

▢1 teaspoon dark salt

▢5 to 6 entire dark peppercorns

▢½ teaspoon dried mango powder (amchur powder)

▢1 tablespoon seedless tamarind

▢¼ or ⅓ cup water for crushing or add as required

Garnishes For Matar Kulcha

▢1 little onion, finely slashed

▢1 medium size tomato, finely slashed

▢1 green bean stew, cut or hacked

▢½ inch ginger, julienned or finely slashed

▢1 lemon, quartered

▢some coriander leaves (discretionary)


  1. Drench the matar or dried white peas short-term or for 7 to 8 hours.
  2. Channel and strain cook in 3 to 4 cups of water till the matar is totally cooked.
  3. In the event that there is additional water and the blend is slender, stew till the matar accomplishes a medium consistency.
  4. Pound the matar marginally with a wooden spoon.
  5. The doused matar can likewise be cooked in a skillet, yet it will require a ton of investment.
  6. Planning Jaljeera Chutney
  7. Grind every one of the fixings recorded under jaljeera chutney with 1/4 or 1/3 cup water to a smooth glue. Keep to the side.
  8. In a container, heat oil. On low intensity, first brown the cumin seeds.
  9. Eliminate the container from heat.
  10. Then, at that point, add the dry flavor powders individually – chaat masala, cooked cumin powder, amchur powder, red stew powder and garam masala powder.
  11. Mix and quickly empty this blend into the cooked matar or add the cooked matar to this combination.
  12. Switch on the intensity and let the matar get warmed through for 3 to 4 minutes.
  13. Presently, add the arranged jaljeera chutney and mix.
  14. On the off chance that the matar combination looks dry, add some water.
  15. Cook the matar or peas curry till every one of the flavors get blended, for around 2 to 3 minutes.
  16. Check the flavoring and add more dark salt whenever required.
  17. You can make this and keep it to the side till you set up the kulchas. While serving, warm the matar curry.
  18. Top the matar curry with onions, tomato, ginger, chilies and coriander leaves. Press a few lemon juice on top and blend delicately.
  19. Serve Matar Kulcha in bowls or plates.
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