Matar Chi Usal Recipe - Green Peas In A Onion Tomato Gravy

Matar Chi Usal is a Maharashtrian style matar/ peas gravy that is prepared with the most basic of ingredients that can be found in any Indian Kitchen. Serve along with Rotis and Salad for simple weeknight dinner

Pooja Pandit
Matar Chi Usal Recipe - Green Peas In A Onion Tomato Gravy
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Matar Chi Usal as said in Marathi language, means Green Peas Vegetable Curry. Green Peas, one of my most favourite vegetables, were previously available only during the winters. I remember my mom making all the different varieties of green peas dishes during that period. Matar usal, Maatar patal bhaji, Matar pattice, etc.

Matar Chi Usal Recipe is a delicious gravy recipe which is easy to make and thus you can make it for your everyday lunch or dinner.

Did you know: Green Peas are the immature seeds of dried peas often called field peas. Green peas are really powerhouses of nutrition that are a boon for our health. These peas are low in calories as compared to beans, another legume. Being high in nutrition, these sweet green peas have a large number of health benefits! Green peas being a very delicious and healthy vegetable, makes for great dishes too!

Serve Matar Chi Usal Recipe, along with Rotis/Pav and Carrot Cucumber Tomato Salad with Lemon and Coriander for a delectable weeknight dinner.

If you like this recipe of Matar Chi Usal, here are a few more Green Peas Sabzis you can try

  1. Aloo Matar Paneer Curry Recipe
  2. Matar Masala Tofu Recipe
  3. Sookha Aloo Matar Methi Sabzi Recipe

Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

35 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

75 M


5 Servings


  • 2 cups Green peas (Matar) , fresh preferably
  • 2 Potatoes (Aloo)
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 Tomato
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder , preferably byadgi chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Garam masala powder
  • 1/4 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Matar Chi Usal Recipe - Green Peas In A Onion Tomato Gravy

  1. To begin making the Matar Chi Usal Recipe Recipe, keep all the ingredients ready. 

  2. In a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil on medium flame. Once its hot, add mustard seeds. As soon as they splutter, add the asafoetida.

  3. Next, add the onions and saute. When the onions turn translucent, add the ginger garlic paste and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes. 

  4. When the onions are well cooked, add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and saute. Cookf or about a minute or two.

  5. Now, add the drained cubed potatoes and mix. Add 1 cup of water to cover the potatoes and bring to a boil.

  6. Cover and cook until the potatoes are half cooked. This will take about 10-12 minutes. Once the potatoes are half cooked, add green peas, chopped tomatoes and mix well. 

  7. Adjust the consistency of the gravy and cover and let the Matar Chi Usal cook.

  8. Finally. add the garam masala and salt to taste.

  9. Cover and cook until you get the desired thickness of the Matar Chi Usal gravy. Turn off the heat and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Matar Chi Usal is ready to be served. 

  10. Serve Matar Chi Usal Recipe, along with Rotis and Carrot Cucumber Tomato Salad with Lemon and Coriander for a delectable weeknight dinner. 

This is a highly nutritious and easy recipe. With the least number of ingredients, It can be cooked quickly and is apt for tiffins too! 

Matar Chi Usal Recipe - Green Peas In A Onion Tomato Gravy is part of the Indian Curry And Gravy Recipe Contest