Matar – Health Recipe

Green peas is a very good source of vitamins, minerals and daily fibre. The food that we loved to hate as kids actually provides us with a lot of benefits. They have Vitamin K1, B6 and folic acid which are good for bone-health. Green peas are also a good source of iron. Apart from that, when added to any dish, they impart flavor and color. Buy fresh or store it in deep freezer, green peas contribute to health and just for their versatile use, they can form a key ingredient to be kept in the kitchen.

Preparation Time – 20 mins

Servings – 2


2 cups green peas

2 tblsp Oil

1/2 tblsp zeera

A pinch of hing

1 tblsp ginger paste

1 tblsp garlic paste

1 lemon

Salt and red chilli powder to taste

Heat oil in a cooker and add zeera and hing to it. When the zeera starts to splutter, add the green peas, salt and red chilli powder along with ginger and garlic paste. Cook on high flame for 2 mins and then put on the lid. Let it cook for 5 mins on low flame after one whistle. When the steam runs out, open the cooker and add lemon juice. Serve hot.

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