Recipe: Matar Karanjis

Make your Holi spicy by trying this savory snack.


• Salt to taste
• 2-3 tbsp Oil
• Salt to taste
• 1-½ cup Maida
• Oil for deep frying
• 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
• 1-½ cup Peas (crushed)
• 2 tsp Green Chillies (chopped)
• 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves (chopped)


• Mix the maida, salt and oil (2 tbsp), and knead to make stiff dough. Keep it aside.

• To make the filling, heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When seeds start spluttering, add green chillies, coriander, peas and salt to the oil. Cook for a few minutes and put off the flame.

• Now, divide the dough into small rounds of equal sizes.

• Roll out each ball into small rounds of 3 inches and place 2 tsp of filling on one half of the round, wet the edges with fingers and fold over. Press to seal.

• Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the karanjis until crisp and golden.

• Put off the flame, take out the karanjis. Drain excess oil on paper towel.

• Mattar Karanjis are ready to eat. Serve hot.