Tangy Matar Delight

Best For

Special Treat


Serves 2

Time: 50 mins


Pressure Cooker

  • 1/2 cup dry white peas (matar), soaked
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon rock salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida


  • 2 tablespoons tamarind pulp
  • 1 tablespoon julienned ginger
  • 2 teaspoons jaggery powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon rock salt


  • 1/4 cup small-chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped green chili

Soak in Advance

Soak 1/2 cup dry matar in water for 8 hours.


  1. Heat a pressure cooker, and add to it all the pressure cooker ingredients. Cook for 4 to 5 whistles on a medium flame until soft. Do not overcook, or it could become mushy.
  2. After 5 whistles, turn the flame to low, and let it cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer the matar mixture and its water to a heated saucepan.
  4. Add all the tadka ingredients, except the rock salt, into the pan and cook on a low flame for 10 minutes.
  5. Switch off the stove and add rock salt. Stir, and cover for 5 minutes. Transfer into a serving bowl, and add the toppings.
  6. Serve warm with kulcha or chapati.

Benefits of the Recipe

  1. Rich in Protein: White peas (matar) are a good source of plant-based protein, essential for muscle building and repair.
  2. Digestive Aid: Asafoetida (hing) is known for its digestive properties, helping to prevent bloating and gas.
  3. Antioxidant Boost: Tamarind pulp contains antioxidants that help combat oxidative stress in the body.
  4. Natural Sweetener: Jaggery powder adds sweetness along with essential minerals like iron.
  5. Anti-Inflammatory: Ginger and turmeric in the pressure cooker contribute to the recipe’s anti-inflammatory properties.

Nutritive Value (per serving)

  • Calories: Approximately 180 kcal
  • Protein: 8g
  • Fat: 1g
    • Saturated Fat: 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat: 0g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
    • Dietary Fiber: 8g
    • Sugars: 9g
  • Vitamins:
    • Vitamin C: 10mg
    • Vitamin A: 200 IU
  • Minerals:
    • Iron: 2mg
    • Potassium: 450mg
    • Calcium: 80mg

Note: Nutritional values may vary based on specific ingredients and quantities used. This information is an estimate.

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