Chura Matar.

Poha or flattened rice is a popular breakfast item all over India. Each state has their unique recipe for it. Posting one of the well loved breakfasts of Uttar Pradesh Chura matar today. Chura refers to flattened rice and matar is peas. Though a Sattvik recipe, Chura matar is delicious and easy to make as it is flavoured with garam masala.

A close friend Pushpalata Satish shared this recipe with me.


Ingredients:

Half kg thick Poha

250 gms fresh peas

7 green chillies or as required

Juice of one lemon

1.5 inch piece ginger grated

1/4 tsp Garam masala

2 tbsps Ghee/ clarified butter

2 tbsps oil

1 tsp cumin seeds

Salt

6 tbsps finely chopped coriander leaves.

9 Cashewnuts halved.

Method:

Tip the poha into a colander and hold it under running water, gently washing it for a minute. Drain and keep aside for ten minutes. Boil the fresh peas with a little salt till done. Heat the ghee and oil mixture in a pan. Add the cumin seeds. After they splutter add the green chillies, grated ginger and halved cashewnuts. Toss till the cashewnuts turn a golden yellow and then add the boiled peas. Stir for a minute. Add the washed poha, salt, lemon juice, garam masala and finely chopped coriander leaves. Mix gently, cover and allow the Chura matar to heat thoroughly on a gentle flame. Serve hot .

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