Matar ki Ghugni | Hari Matar ki Chaat

by Rachna

Green peas have been a winter delicacy for long. When you shell really fresh peas, they are so tender and sweet that one ends up eating a lot of them as is. Winter is the perfect time to cook with them. They enhance the flavour of simple every day vegetables like aloo matar, gobhi matar, matar paneer, khoya matar makhana and so on. Matar ka nimona is another favourite of mine. As a matter of fact, I cook with fresh green peas every single day during winter. Today, I am sharing with you the recipe of Matar ki Ghugni or Hare matar ki chaat. This is an incredibly easy snack to make with green peas, and it was commonly made in my home during my childhood.

matar ki chaat

In fact, it was made on most evenings. It is a pretty simple recipe and if you haven’t tried it, you must try making this matar ki ghugni that is very popular in UP homes.

matar ki ghugni

Here is an easy matar ki ghugni recipe:

matar ki ghugni

Matar ki Ghugni | Green Peas Chaat

Rachna Parmar
This simple matar ki ghugni is made in UP especially when fresh green peas are in market. You can make it with frozen peas too. It’s a tasty, quick snack.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast | Snack, Snack, snacks
Cuisine Indian, North Indian | UP style
Servings 4 people
Calories 141 kcal


  • 1 cup green peas shelled
  • 1 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp. ginger grated
  • 3-4 green chillies finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp. sev (optional) for garnish
  • 1 tbsp. coriander leaves chopped


  • You can boil the peas in advance and keep. I prefer to cook them raw. Heat oil in a pan. Tip in cumin seeds and allow to sputter.
  • Add in the ginger and chopped green chillies. Saute for a minute. Then add green peas. Mix well. Cover and cook till peas are tender. I prefer mine a bit crunchy.
  • Add coriander powder and lemon juice. Adjust seasoning if needed. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves and sev.


  1. Fresh green peas work better here, but you can use frozen peas too. Use the tender, sweet variety.
  2. You can add chilli powder or chaat masala if you prefer it to be spicier.
  3. I serve with crunchy sev as my addition to the recipe. The traditional one does not include sev.


Nutrition Facts
Matar ki Ghugni | Green Peas Chaat
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 374mg16%
Potassium 744mg21%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 5110IU102%
Vitamin C 61.9mg75%
Calcium 161mg16%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Serve this hot matar ki chaat as a nutritious, filling snack. You can pack it in the lunchbox as well. Do try it and let me know.

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Zephyr -

Ghughni with fresh peas sounds healthier and lighter. In Bengal and Assam, they make ghughni chaat with dried white peas, somewhat similar to ragada of Mumbai.

Rachna -

Oh yes! That version is made by us as well ?

Mayuri6 -

Believe it or not, I have never heard of Ghugni , nor tasted it, obviously! With fresh peas in season I hope to rustle up a bowlful of Ghugni for myself soon. The pics looks so tempting and the recipe super easy to follow!

Sanch @ Sanch Writes -

Seems so yummy and simple. I don’t get sev here though and I buy frozen peas but I might still try with that and see what the outcome is

BellyBytes -

How lucky to eat peas every day. They are my favourite too but sadly tops my husband’s hate list. So I can only have peas every now and then. This chaat looks incredibly easy to make almost like our vatana usal which is my all time favourite. That’s eaten best with hot puri ….. but I can only dream about this calorific treat. Will try this one tea time before the winter is over….

Soumya Prasad -

Honestly, I’m not a big fan of peas. Something about its taste puts me off. I do eat them once in a while in combination with other vegetables. But, I have a feeling I might enjoy this easy and delicious looking recipe. I’ll try them with frozen peas this weekend.


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