Banarasi Chooda Matar/Chura Matar Recipe

Chura Matar, is a Banarasi twist on the usual Poha. It is a winter delicacy of the place though, when the markets are flooded with the winter produce - Green Peas/Matar.

Nithya Anantham
Banarasi Chooda Matar/Chura Matar Recipe
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If you are bored of making Poha the usual way, try this simple yet delectable Poha prepared in a royal way. Also known as Chura Matar, is a Banarasi twist on the usual Poha. It is a winter delicacy of the place though, when the markets are flooded with the winter produce - Green Peas/Matar. It is loaded with desi ghee, milk/cream and garam masala, making it very flavorful and very different from its Maharashtrian cousin Kanda/Batata Pohe. It is a street snack available in Banaras during winters.

Serve Banarasi Chooda Matar/Chura Matar with hot masala chai for a royal breakfast.

You can also try other similar recipes such as

  1. Aloo Poha
  2. Matar Poha
  3. Indori Poha

 

Course: North Indian Breakfast
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

30 M

Makes:

2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Poha (Flattened rice)
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Fresh cream
  • 1 Green Chilli , finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup Green peas (Matar) , shelled
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 inch Ginger , grated
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon Ghee , or clarified butter
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Banarasi Chooda Matar/Chura Matar Recipe

  1. To begin with Banarasi Chooda Matar, wash the poha in the running tap water and soak it in the mix of cream and milk for 10 minutes and keep it aside.

  2. Take a wok, pour the ghee into it and let it heat. Now add the cumin seeds and let it crackle. Add finely chopped green chilli & ginger and saute for a while, add the washed shelled green peas. 

  3. Toss the peas and now add the garam masala and black pepper powder. Cover and let the peas cook.

  4. Once the peas is cooked, season with salt, add the finely chopped coriander leaves and give it a good stir.

  5. Add the soaked poha to this mix and give it a gentle stir and cover with a lid to cook for a few minutes.

  6. Finish off with the lemon juice, give one last stir and serve hot with a cup of ginger tea. 

  7. Serve Banarasi Chooda Matar/Chura Matar with hot masala chai for a royal breakfast.

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