Easy Matar Poha Recipe
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Matar Poha (Chura Matar)

Matar Poha Recipe is one of the most loved Indian breakfast recipes. In different parts of India, this simple breakfast dish has various names – Chura Matar, Banarasi Chura Matar, Vegetable Poha or Kanda Poha. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 2 Cup Flattened rice (Poha)
  • 1 Cup fresh green peas (Matar)
  • 2 medium-size onion sliced
  • 1 - 2 green chillies sliced
  • 2 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves
  • 1/4 Cup peanuts
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon green chutney
  • 4 tablespoon cooking oil
  • few chopped coriander leaves
  • Juice of one lemon


  • Place the poha in a metal colander and rinse with water.
    Once the poha is moistened nicely. Set aside. Do not rinse the poha for too long else it will turn mushy.
    Heat oil in a heavy bottom kadai. Add the mustard seeds and fry till the mustard splutters.
    Add curry leaves and green chillies to the oil, fry for one minute.
    Now add the onions peanut and fry for 1 - 2 minute.
    Next, add the sliced onion and fry till they are lightly golden.
    Add the green peas and fry nicely for next 5 minutes.
    Season with salt, sugar and spices. Stir to combine.
    Once the green peas are nicely cooked add the softened poha.
    Add fresh coriander, lemon juice and green chutney. Mix nicely and cover the pan with a lid.
    Allow the poha to cook for 2 - 3 minutes covered for the flavours to combine well. Turn off the heat.
    Serve Matar Poha for breakfast or as a tea time snack topped with aloo bhujia.



Try to use thick flattened rice (poha) for this recipe. The thin flakes of rice get mushy and do not tend to yield a fluffy matar poha.
At times, I add an equal amount of poha and peas in the chura matar. You can keep the proportion either 2:1 or 1:1.
Adding sugar is totally optional. But a hint of sweetness gives the flavours of the poha a perfect balance.The sweet tamarind chutney also gives a delicious taste to the matar poha.


Serving: 100grams | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.9g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 3.6g | Fiber: 1.2g