• 2 cups pre-soaked sukhe matar (dried whole peas)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Tamarind chutney
  • Green chutney
  • 2 potatoes (boiled, peeled and chopped)
  • 1large onion (finely chopped), optional
  • 1 tomato (chopped)
  • 1 small cucumber (peeled and chopped)
  • Lemon juice
  • Chaat Spices :
  • Salt to taste
  • Pounded or ground red chilies
  • Garam masala powder
  • Black salt (kala namak)
  • Ground roasted cumin (jeera)


Place dried peas in a saucepan and add sufficient water to cover them.
Stir in the soda and asafoetida powder and cook over a moderate heat for about 15 minutes until the peas are tender. You can also pressure cook them. Drain.
Serve individually taking 2 scoops of cooked peas and cover with little chopped onions, cucumber. tomatoes and potatoes. Sprinkle with spices to individual taste. Pour a little tamarind & green chutney and lemon juice on the top.
Toss well and serve matar ki chaat.