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Matar ki sookhi sabzi

A quick and easy stir fry made of green peas. Try them with a hot paratha, with dahi or with some dal chawal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: entree, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Hare Matar ki Sabzi, Matar ki sabzi, Matar ki Sookhi Sabzi, Matar sabzi
Servings: 3
Author: Sakshi Kapoor


  • 1 and 1/2 cups Fresh or frozen green peas/ Hara Matar
  • 1 Red Onion/ Pyaaz sliced
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil/ Tel
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds/ Jeera
  • Salt to taste/ Namak
  • Freshly ground pepper/ Kaali mirch pisi hui a few cracks, adjust according to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri Red chilli/Lal mirch powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder/ Haldi
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander/ Dhaniya powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 to 3 tbsp Water/ Paani


  • Start by measuring the peas. If you are using frozen peas, thaw them in a big bowl of water and then strain after 5 minutes. If you are using fresh peas, rinse them in water and drain.
  • Peel an onion and slice it.
  • Next, pour oil in a kadhai and wait for it to heat up on medium high. Once hot, throw in the cumin seeds and let them sizzle and bloom for 30 seconds.
  • Tip in the sliced red onion next and give it a good stir. Cook the onion for 2 minutes and then add the drained green peas.
  • Stir the peas in the kadhai to coat them in oil. Throw in all the spices and salt and then mix well.
  • Now turn the heat low and add a few tablespoons of water. Cover the kadhai and let the peas cook in the steam till they are softer. This should take 5-7 minutes.
  • Uncover the kadhai to check if the peas are done. Once they are cooked, sprinkle some garam masala on top.
  • Serve this sookhi matar ki sabzi with hot parathas or dal and rice!