Matar for Kulchas

Kulche Chhole bring back school time memories. In those days there were hardly any schools in Delhi where you could not spot a ‘Kulche Chhole wala’ outside the school gate during lunch time. Thinking about those chatpata chana and soft kulchas still bring back the taste to my mouth. Now coming to the cooking part, the best thing I like about this dish is – matar are very easy to make and ready made Kulchas are available in the market. Hence this qualifies to be a perfect lunch for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

1 Cup White Matar (Dry Green Peas) – soaked overnight
1 medium Potato – boiled and cut into pieces
1 tbsp chopped Ginger
2 nig Tomatoes – chopped
2 Green Chillies – chopped
2 Onion – chopped
Juice of 1 Lemon

2 tbsp Mint and Coriander Chutney
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Black Salt
1/2 tsp Red Chili powder
2 tsp Chaat Masala
1 tsp Garam Masala

Chopped Coriander for garrnishing

White Peas/Dry Green Peas


  1. Wash and soak the Mater overnight.
  2. Drain and place in a pressure cooker with 2 cups of water and Salt. Cook on high flame till the first whistle. Then reduce the heat to minimum and cook for 5-10 minutes. Switch off the flame and let the steam cool down. Check the Matar. (It should neither be too mushy nor hard)
  3. In a mixing bowl put together all the above mentioned ingredients, add boiled Matar and mix.
  4. Garnish with Coriander and serve with Kulchas toasted on a hot griddle. 
One Response to “Matar for Kulchas”
  1. Reshma says:

    Hi Sharada! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Will try and let you know sometime!

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