Hare Matar Ki Dal| Fresh Green Peas Dal Recipe
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Serves: 3-4
  • 1 Cup=200gms Fresh Green Peas
  • 1 Large=100gms Onions-sliced into lengths
  • 2 Medium=125 gms Tomatoes-finely chopped
  • 4 Green Chilies
  • 8-10 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1-inch Ginger root
  • ¼th Cup Fresh Coriander Leaves-finely chopped
  • 3-tbsp Mustard Oil
  • ½-tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ½-tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ¼th-tsp Asafoetida Powder
  • ¼th-tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½-tsp Red Chili Powder (spicy)
  • ½-tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1-Piece of dried Mango sticks -can be replaced with ½ tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • Salt to taste
Tadka: -
  • 1-tbsp Ghee
  • 2 dry red Chilies
  • ½-tsp Cumin Seeds
  1. Grind Chilies, Garlic and Ginger into fine paste (add 1-2 tbsp water). Grind Fresh Green Peas into a coarse paste. Do not grind into a fine paste. Ensure mixture stays coarse.
  2. We are going to cook this Dal in a Pressure Cooker. Heat 3-tbsp Mustard Oil in a Pressure Cooker. Remember few guidelines while cooking food in Mustard Oil.
  3. Heat Mustard Oil till its smoking point. When it reaches its smoking point, reduce heat and let its temperature drop. When the temperature drops, we can start cooking in this Oil. This process enhances the flavor of Mustard Oil.
  4. Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds and Asafoetida powder and mix well. Now add sliced Onions and fry until Onions become light brown in color. We have fried Onions for 5-6 mins. Now, add Turmeric Powder.
  5. Now add Green Chili, Ginger and Garlic paste. Cook this Masala to get rid of its raw smell. We have cooked masala for 2 mins. Now, add chopped Tomatoes. Cook until tomatoes become soft and mushy. Add some Salt to hasten this process and mix well.
  6. Cook covered on low heat. We have cooked Tomatoes for 5-6 mins and it has become mushy. Now add Red Chili Powder and Garam Masala Powder and cook for couple of minutes.
  7. Now add coarse paste of Green Peas. We will cook this coarse paste with masala for couple of minutes. Keep stirring this mixture.
  8. We have cooked Green Peas with masala for 3-4 minutes. Now add 2 Cups hot water. Add Salt to taste and let the Dal simmer on medium-high heat. Add some chopped Coriander leaves and mix well.
  9. On medium heat, seal the cooker and pressure cook the Dal. We have cooked Dal on medium heat for 7 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the pressure release naturally.
  10. Put the pressure cooker back on heat. Now add Aam ki Khatai (dry mango stick). Dry Mango stick can be replaced with ½ tsp dry Mango Powder. Add chopped Coriander Leaves. Cook on medium heat and meanwhile, prepare a Tadka.
  11. Heat 1-tbsp Ghee for Tadka and add dry red Chilies. Add Cumin Seeds. Pour this Tadka on Dal and mix well. Remove from heat and serve.
  12. Hare Matar ki Dal can be relished with Steamed Rice and/or Rotis.
  13. In Uttar Pradesh, during winters, many dishes are made from fresh Green Peas.
  14. Dishes like Nimona, Matar ki Ghugni, Matar ki Bharwan Poori and Hare Matar ki Dal are some of the commonly made dishes. You can find these dishes on our YouTube Channel
Recipe by Kali Mirch - by Smita at https://kalimirchbysmita.com/hare-matar-ki-dal/