Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Banarasi Chura Matar (Poha)

Banarasi Chura Matar, was one of the best things i ate in banaras..and loved it. I wanted to recreate the magic at i got the recipe and i modified a bit for my taste... Its best to make in winters when we get fresh and sweet peas. Its such a flavorful recipe with the flavors of whole garam masala...Try these, i am sure you will be addicted by this morning/evening snack.


1 Cup of Poha
1 Cup Fresh Peas
1 tbsp Lime Juice/ Amchur
1 Stick Cinnamon Stick
2-3 Whole Black Pepper
1 Grounded Cardamom
1 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tbsp Grated Ginger
1 tbsp Sugar
½ tsp Red Chili Powder
½ tsp Minced Green Chili
½ Cup Water
1 tbsp Chopped Cilantro
1 tsp of Salt
2 tbsp Ghee/Clarified Butter


1) Soak poha in water for atleast 2 hours. Then remove excess water from poha . Add in Salt, Red Chili Powder, Garam Masala, Amchur, mix well and set it aside.

2) Preheat Clarified butter. Add in Cumin seeds, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Grated Ginger Stir a bit. Add in minced Green chili, Peas, Sugar, Water and let it cook for 5 minutes with lid. 

3) Now add in Poha and mix well. Cover and cook for few minutes. Poha is now ready to serve with the garnish of Cilantro...

4) Serve with mint chutney.