Matar chaat / Mutter Chaat or Pigeon Peas Dip is one of the most popular street food you’ll find in New Delhi. This quick and tasty dish is served as a chaat (snack) with crackers or pita chips, and also makes for a fulfilling meal when served with a side of Naan or Kulcha.
Pigeon Peas belong to the family of legumes, and carry the same great advantages of being high in fiber and protein. They are somewhat similar in looks to Chickpeas or Garbanzo Beans. There are two varieties of Pigeon peas, white (more like beige), and green. I prefer the taste of the white ones as they tend to be more on the creamier side.
Just like chickpeas, Pigeon Peas also have to be rehydrated before cooking. Soaking them overnight allows them to rehydrate and also fastens the cooking process. I cook these in my electrical pressure cooker, Instant Pot, and they are perfect when cooked for 15 minutes on the Bean/Chili mode.
Once the pigeon peas are cooked, here’s what I do: Continue Reading…