Benarasi Choora Matar



Thick Poha – 2 cups
Green peas – 1.5 cups
Ginger – 1 inch
Green chili – 1
Milk – 1 cup or slightly more
Pepper powder – 1 big tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Jeera – 1 tbsp
Hing – a pinch
Sugar – 1 tsp or more
Coriander leaves – big handful
Lemon – 1
Dry Fruits – Raisins,Cashewnuts – 2 tbsp
Ghee – 2 tbsp


Wash poha (Beaten Rice) several times. Drain the water and soak the poha in milk for 15 to 20 minutes.

Crush or finely chop the ginger.Finely chop the green chili.

In a pan, Heat 1 tsp of ghee and roast the dry fruits (Raisins and cashews) .Take them out and keep it separately.

Add the remaining ghee.Once ghee is hot, add Jeera. Once it browns, add hing,chopped ginger and green chili. Fry for a few seconds.
Add the green peas and some water.
Cover and cook till green peas is cooked fully and all the water is dried up.

Fluff up the soaked poha and add it to the green peas. Add pepper powder,chopped coriander leaves ,garam masala powder,sugar and mix well.

Fry the poha for few minutes. Add the roasted dry fruits and mix well.

Off the stove. Add lemon juice and mix well.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Serve it as breakfast or evening snack along with Hot Tea.


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