II Matar Chaat (Dried Peas Chaat) II


  • 2 cups dried whole peas (pre-soaked)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 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
    *Pounded or ground red chilies
    *Garam masala powder
    *Black salt (kala namak)
    *Ground roasted cumin


  • 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 hot.