Matar makhana recipe
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Matar makhana or peas makhana recipe is a rich gravy dish which you can have with roti or rice.
  • Makhana- 1 cup
  • Matar/peas- 1 cup (boiled)
  • Onion- 1 big (sliced)
  • Tomatoes- 2 medium-sized chopped
  • Ginger- 1-inch piece
  • Salt- As per your taste
  • Turmeric Powder- ¼ teaspoon
  • Red Chili Powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala- 1 teaspoon
  • Kasoori Methi- 1 teaspoon
  • Oil- 2 tablespoon
  • Whole masalas – Jeera, black peppercorns, cardamom, cinnamon, etc. (according to your choice)
  1. First of all, dry roast makhana till it becomes crispy. Keep them aside once done. Also, soak cashews in warm water for at least 30 mins.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and whole masalas and saute till done. Then add onion and ginger. Fry till done and now add chopped tomatoes. And cook till tomatoes are soft.
  3. Now add soaked cashew nuts and fry lightly in the mixture on slow flame.
  4. Switch off the gas and let this mixture cool. Once it's cool, blend everything in a blender into a smooth mixture.
  5. Now keep a kadhai, heat oil and roast dry masalas like red chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder and salt.
  6. Now add the above mixture in it and add some water (according to the consistency you like) and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Add boiled peas and makhanas and cook for another 5-10 minutes until done.
  8. Add kasoori methi at last and enjoy with roti or rice.
Notes –
You can make this recipe without peas too. Also, instead of cashews, you can use khoya for a rich gravy.
Recipe by Kreativemommy at