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matar ki ghugni

Matar ki Ghugni | Green Peas Chaat

This simple matar ki ghugni is made in UP especially when fresh green peas are in market. You can make it with frozen peas too. It's a tasty, quick snack.
Course Breakfast | Snack, Snack, snacks
Cuisine Indian, North Indian | UP style
Keyword matar ki chaat, matar ki ghugni
recipe matar ki ghugni
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 141kcal


  • 1 cup green peas shelled
  • 1 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp. ginger grated
  • 3-4 green chillies finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp. sev (optional) for garnish
  • 1 tbsp. coriander leaves chopped


  • You can boil the peas in advance and keep. I prefer to cook them raw. Heat oil in a pan. Tip in cumin seeds and allow to sputter.
  • Add in the ginger and chopped green chillies. Saute for a minute. Then add green peas. Mix well. Cover and cook till peas are tender. I prefer mine a bit crunchy.
  • Add coriander powder and lemon juice. Adjust seasoning if needed. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves and sev.


  1. Fresh green peas work better here, but you can use frozen peas too. Use the tender, sweet variety.
  2. You can add chilli powder or chaat masala if you prefer it to be spicier.
  3. I serve with crunchy sev as my addition to the recipe. The traditional one does not include sev.


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 744mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5110IU | Vitamin C: 61.9mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 7mg