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Matar Kulcha

Delhi Style Matar Kulcha | Street Food Series

I heart street food and if I had to pick one of my favorite street food it would probably be the Delhi Style Matar Kulcha. Also popularly known as Kulcha Chola by many. Here is a fool proof recipe to make it at home.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Indian, north indian, Street Food
Servings 4 people


  • 1.5 cups dry white peas
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 tomato chopped
  • 2 potatoes boiled and chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp chaat masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves

For imli paani

  • 2 tsp tamarind pulp
  • 1 tsp jaggery
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • black salt to taste
  • 1 tsp chilli powder


  • Mix together all the imli paani ingredients together and set aside.
  • Soak the dry white peas over night and boil in a pressure cooker for 20 minutes. Keep aside and let the pressure escape naturally
  • Once the peas are cool, add all the spices and vegetables along with imli paani and may be a spoon of green chutney (optional).
  • Serve with hot buttered kulcha, squeeze of lemon and coriander


Here is the green chutney recipe.
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