How to make Urad Dal Matar Fry - Urad dal and green peas make a wonderful combination.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Split bengal gram, Shelled green peas (हरे मटर)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Urad Dal Matar Fry

Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Urad Dal Matar Fry Recipe

  • Split bengal gram cooked with salt and turmeric powder till just do 1 cup

  • Shelled green peas 1 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Onions chopped 3 medium

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Ginger chopped 1 1/2 inch piece

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon 1

  • Fresh coriander leaves a few sprigs

  • Scraped coconut 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat oil in a non stick pan. Add cumin seeds and let them brown. Add onions, green chillies and ginger and saute till fragrant.

Step 2

Add black gram and green peas and mix. Add salt, red chilli powder, juice of ½ lemon. Chop coriander leaves and add and mix well. Add coconut and mix. Serve hot.