Safed Matar is cooked just like white chickpeas (Kabuli Chana) as a thick spicy curry served during social functions with Poori (deep fried bread)
Do not confuse Safed Matar with fresh green peas, or dried green peas. The Safed Matar is a variety of dried 'Field Peas'. This is popular dish in North India. The dried peas are soaked in plain water over night and than cooked in plain water till the peas start to turn tender. Separately, a Masala is prepared. Masala is added to pre-cooked peas. The mixture is cooked till the curry is ready.