Chena matar (peas with cottage cheese)

  • Chena Matar (Peas with cottage cheese)
  • Chena Matar (Peas with cottage cheese), Photo 2
Recipe type:
Main Dish
Number of serving:
2 servings
15 min
Cook time:
20 min
Ready in:
35 min
Very Easy


- 1½ cup milk.
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed.
- ½ teaspoon red chilli powder.
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder.
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.
- ½ teaspoon cumin seeds.
- Salt to taste.
- 1 teaspoon sugar.
- Few strands of grated ginger.
- Chopped green chilli to taste.
- 2 teaspoons ghee.


Step 1

Boil milk. When it is boiling up add lemon juice and stir. The milk will curdle.

Step 2

Take it off gas and strain the cheese(Indian Chena) from the mixture with the help of a strainer or muslin cloth.

Step 3

Keep aside and let it cool down. When cold crumble it with hands. Heat a pan and add ghee. When heated add cumin seeds, chopped chilli and grated ginger.

Step 4

Sauté for a few seconds. Add crumbled cottage cheese and roast is for 3-5 minutes. Keep stirring.

Step 5

Add all the spices, salt and sugar and heat for 2-3 minutes till all the spices are cooked.

Step 6

Now add the peas and mix well. Heat for 2-3 more minutes and then take it off gas.

Step 7

Serve with warm phulkas.


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