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Matar Poha or Chura Matar Recipe

Banarasi Chooda Matar or Chivda is a delicious one pot Indian breakfast prepared with flattened rice & peas.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 PEOPLE
Author Ruchi



  • 2 cups Thick Poha
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Peas
  • 1 small Chopped Onion
  • 1 small Chopped Green Chilies (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Chopped potatoes (optional)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Grated ginger (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon Oil



  • Assemble all the ingredients listed above. Some of the ingredients are not shown but added to the recipe.
  • Measure poha...
  • Wash it under cold water. Rub some poha grains in your fingers and if it breaks easily means it's ready for cooking.
  • Set it aside until all the water has drained out.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add curry eaves, hing, black peppercorns and mustard seeds. As they start to sputter mix in chopped onion and grated ginger.
  • Mix and cook until onions are translucent. Mix in peas and any other vegetable you choose to add. Cook for 1-2 minute on medium flame. Mix in all the spices except sugar, saunf and lemon juice. Mix it well.
  • Add poha and mix until well blended.
  • Add sugar..
  • Add fennel seeds/saunf and mix. Adjust seasonings and poha is ready..
  • Just before serving add lemon juice and serve hot.
  • Top it with your favorite savory namkeen and enjoy with a cup of hot tea.