Saturday, September 10, 2011

Matar Kulcha

Every street in Delhi has at least one kiosk selling Dilli Ke Mashoor Matar Kulchle…also called Chole Kulche as Yellow peas which are used to make it resembles Chole(Chick Peas)
I couldn’t find Kulchas in Bangalore so used Pizza Base instead but as soon as i get my oven will post recipe for the kulcha as well…
For the Matar:-
Yellow Peas: 1 Cup
Cumin Seeds: 1/2 Tsp
Hing: 1/4 Tsp
Roasted Cumin Pwdr: 1 Tsp
Red Chilly Pwdr: 1 Tsp or to taste
Amchur: 1/2 Tsp
Garam Masala: 1 Tsp
Salt: 1/2 Tsp or to taste
Onion Chopped: as required
Tomatoes Chopped: as required
For the Chutney:
Pudina/Mint leaves: 1 Bunch
Tamrind Pulp: 3 Tbsp
Fennel Seeds: 1 1/2 tsp
Black Salt: 1/2 tsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp or to taste
Hing: 1/4 Tsp
Amchur: 1/4 Tsp
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  1. Soak peas over night, drain water in the morning and wash with fresh water.
  2. Put it pressure cooker add water little more than covering the peas add salt and 1/2 tsp Garam Masala, and cook for 15 mins on slow flame after 1 whistle.
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  3. Grind together all the ingredients of chutney.DSC00634
  4.  Heat oil in a pan add hing, cumin seeds, all spices mixed with little water, cook for a minute till oil separates then add 4 –5 Tsp of chutney cook for one minute, add boiled peas and mix well check seasoning and adjust if required.
  5. Serve with chopped onions, tomatoes and pan grilled kulchas… add more chutney if required.
  6. Chutney can be used later as well…..


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