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Banarasi Chura Matar Recipe

A popular Banarasi breakfast made with poha, green peas and coriander leaves. Healthy, delicious and very quick recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: authentic, easy breakfast, healthy snack, Indian breakfast
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 597kcal
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 1.5 cups Poha ( Thick Flattened Rice )
  • 1.5 cup Green Peas
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Coriander Leaves
  • 2 tsp Chopped Ginger
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder optional
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 - 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the poha in milk for 15 minutes and keep it aside.
  • Wash and chop the coriander leaves and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds and fry until aromatic.
  • Add the chopped ginger and green chillies and fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the green peas to it and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Add turmeric powder, salt, sugar and pepper powder and combine well.
  • Add little water. Cover with a lid and let it cook until the peas are cooked and water is evaporated.
  • Now add the soaked poha to it and mix until well combined. Adjust the salt.
  • Cover with a lid and let it cook another 5 minutes on a low flame.
  • Finally add the garam masala and lemon juice. Mix everything until well combined and turn off the flame.
  • Serve hot with a cup of tea or coffee.



Turmeric powder is completely optional.


Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1200IU | Vitamin C: 55.8mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 2.8mg