HOUSTON – If you’ve been searching for a new recipe we’ve got a good one for you. It’s a quick and easy Indian dish called chivda matar that’s sure to spice up your cooking game. KPRC Multimedia Sales Planner Niharika Vishwakarma tried her hand at the recipe with a little help from her dad, Rajesh Vishwakarma.
“I know I like it for breakfast,” said Niharika. “A little spicy in the morning gets your metabolism going.”
Chivda matar is largely comprised of peas, a flat rice known as farsaan and chutney. It’s commonly served in northern India during the winter months, as peas were more readily available that time of year. Luckily, now it can be enjoyed all year long. Rajesh recalls memories of eating the dish in his childhood.
“My mom used to make this always when I went for something important - some auspicious thing,” said Rajesh.
He also explains that though this is Niharika’s first time preparing the dish, she’s a very skilled cook with many Indian recipes in her repertoire.
“I started teaching Niharika cooking when she was eight years old, and she has learned a lot of dishes,” said Rajesh. “The taste is excellent.”