Chura Matar

“Chura Matar” A Special Snack Recipe From Bihar. This is one of the dish from “Dishes you must try in Bihar” 🙂


Generally this dish is made in winters for evening snacks to enjoy the chilling evening with a hot cup of tea with your family 🙂

Light snack to enjoy your evening tea.


Mainly it is made with Poha and fresh green peas but here I have used dry peas here. So if you are using dry peas soak them for 8-10hours and then boil them for 1 whistle.


Serves 2



  • 1/2 Cup poha/ chura
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 2 Dry red chilies
  • Salt as required


  • 1/2 Cup boiled peas
  • 1 Small chopped onion
  • 1/2 Small chopped tomato
  • 2 Green chilies chopped
  • 1/4 Cup chopped spring onion
  • 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 Tsp red chili powder (adjust as per your taste)
  • 1 Tsp cumin
  • Oil
  • Salt as required



Step 1- Heat oil in a kadhai and add dry red chilies. Saute for 15-20secs on medium flame

Step 2- Add chura/ poha and keep frying till light brown and crisp. Turn off the flame and add salt


Step 1- Heat oil in the same kadhai and add cumin seeds to crackle

Step 2- Add green chilies, chopped onion and fry on high flame. Once the onions turn light brown/ translucent add chopped tomatoes

Step 3- Once the tomatoes and mix well and starts leaving oil from sides add turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and boiled peas. Mix well and fry for 2-3mins

Step 4- Now add the chopped spring onions and turn off the flame


Serve with Hot  masala chai 🙂



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