Safed Matar ki tikki(Shallow Fried dry Yellow peas Patties)

photo_15448583943387702986673505999132.jpgSafed matar ki tikki is a shallow fried tikki (patty) which is made from dry yellow peas.It is not so common version of chaat (A savory snack and a street food) as aloo (potato) tikki is most popular and commonly available.This gives enough reason to call it a delicacy.photo_15448583989235146148120312413638.jpgI first got its taste in the city of Nawabs…. Lucknow and I have not come across any place other then Lucknow where safed matar ki tikkis are available and therefore very much justifiable to be called as a speciality from Awadh.photo_15448582795185033070855828402967.jpgThe tikkis are simple to make and turn lip smacking when served with a sprinkle of chaat masala with a dash of lime juice topped with some freshly chopped coriander,green chilies ,onions and ginger.Matar tikki, a good source of protein can serve to be a good snacking option for diabetics and the people who tend to avoid carbohydrates in their dietary regime.The dish is worth giving a try and thus the recipe follows below.



  • 1 cup dry yellow peas
  • Salt to taste
  • Black salt to taste to sprinkle on tikkis before serving
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 3-4 dry whole red chilies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp black salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 tbsp chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp green chili chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ginger chopped
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • Oil/ghee


  • Soak peas overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  • Dry roast ,cumin seeds,coriander seeds and whole red chilies and grind them together once they cool down to make roasted spice powder.photo_15448580879773381596100841965429.jpg
  • Pressure cook soaked peas in 2 cups of water for 4-5 whistles.
  • Release the pressure and check the peas.If there is excess water then cook with lid open till excess moisture evaporates till peas appear like a mash.photo_15448580835401125095010640817959.jpg
  • Take out the pea mash in a plate and let it cool down.
  • Add the roasted spice powder reserving some to be used later,chopped onions,chopped coriander,chopped chilies, chopped ginger,salt to taste and cornflour .
  • Mix well and divide the dough into portions of tikki (cutlet) size.Roll each portion and shallow fry in medium hot oil.
  • Serve hot sprinkled with some chopped onions,roasted spice powder,black salt and a dash of lime juice.

Enjoy………………………………………………….and Happy Cooking!!!………………………………………………….



12 Comments Add yours

  1. Divya @ Yum'e'licious says:

    This looks really good… will definitely try soon!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Thanks Divya.Ya please let me know how it turned out when you try it.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. InspiresN says:

    love white peas and this looks like an exciting recipe!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Good to know that you love peas.It will be worth trying for you then.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. InspiresN says:

        Will definitely try!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Jyo says:

    Oh wow I could go for this right now 👍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sure.Do let me know how it turned out.


  4. Megala says:

    Wow! Delicious & nutritious patties, love the idea of using yellow peas in here. Thanks for the wonderful share.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I love the look and sound of these tikkis! Bookmarked your recipe to try out soon. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks😊.Do give it a try.


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