Matar Chi Usal (Green Peas Usal)

Matar Chi Usal is prepared with the most basic of ingredients that can be found in any Indian Kitchen. This usal is served with Rotis and Salad for weeknight dinner

Matar Chi Usal (Green Peas Usal)

Matar Chi Usal (Green Peas Usal)

Recipe by Ushakal GroupCourse: Veg SambarCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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  • 2 cups Green peas (or dried Green Peas soaked in water overnight)

  • 2 Potatoes (Aloo)

  • 2 Onions

  • 1 Tomato

  • 4 cloves Garlic

  • 1/2-inch Ginger

  • 2 tablespoons Cooking oil

  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds

  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)

  • 1 sprig Curry leaves

  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)

  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder, preferably Byadagi chilli powder

  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder

  • 2 teaspoons Garam masala powder

  • 1/4 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves

  • Salt, to taste


  • To begin making Green Peas Usal, keep all the ingredients ready.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil on medium flame. Once it’s hot, add mustard seeds. As soon as they splutter, add the asafoetida.
  • Next, add the onions and saute. When the onions turn translucent, add the ginger garlic paste and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • When the onions are well cooked, add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and saute. Cookf or about a minute or two.
  • Now, add the drained cubed potatoes and mix. Add 1 cup of water to cover the potatoes and bring to a boil.
  • Cover and cook until the potatoes are half cooked. This will take about 10-12 minutes. Once the potatoes are half cooked, add green peas, chopped tomatoes and mix well.
  • Adjust the consistency of the gravy and cover and let the Matar Chi Usal cook.
  • Finally, add the garam masala and salt to taste.
  • Cover and cook until you get the desired thickness of the Matar Chi Usal gravy. Turn off the heat and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Matar Chi Usal is ready to be served.
  • Serve Matar Chi Usal Recipe, along with Rotis and Carrot Cucumber Tomato Salad with Lemon and Coriander for a delectable weeknight dinner.

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