Matra | Dried Yellow Peas Curry Haryana Style
Matra (dried yellow peas) soaked in water for 4-5 hours. 1 cup
Oil - 2 tbsp
Roasted Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder = 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Fennel seeds Pd 1/2 tsp
Coriander Pd1/4 tsp
Tamarind chutney or lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Chopped Coriander leaves
Chaat masala - 1/4 tsp
How to make the Matra
Soak the dried yellow peas overnight. Pressure cook dried peas until soft but not mushy.
Heat oil in a nonstick pan, add all masalas, and stir it for few seconds.
Now add boiled Matra and mix it well. Add a little bit of water if needed along with salt.
Finally, add the tamarind juice and saute. Cook it for a while.
Sprinkle chat masala and coriander leaves.
Serve hot with Methi Makki Ke Roti
Methi Wali Makki Roti
Fresh Fenugreek leaves, finely chopped - 1.5 cups
Makki Aata / Corn Flour - 1.5 cups
Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Green Chili, finely chopped - 2 medium
Grated Ginger - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 medium
Turmeric powder a pinch
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Water to knead
Oil/Ghee for cooking
How to make the Methi Makki Ke Roti
Wash and clean the methi leaves. Finely chop and keep it aside.
In a wide bowl, take all the ingredients and slowly knead to a soft dough. Let it rest for 10 mins.
Heat a tawa and grease with oil.
Divide the dough into equal balls. And pat it down with your hands into a disc.
Then transfer the rolled out roti on to the hot tawa and cook on both sides.
If you are making these rotis a little thicker, you can make holes on the top and add oil so that it gets cooked well. Else you can use a fork to press down.
If fresh methi leaves are not available, you can use kasoori methi.
I cooked with ghee as it masks the bitter taste of the methi. You can use either oil or butter as well.
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