Aloo Matar / Potato Pea Curry
Written by Jayashree
Published on May 16, 2018

Aloo matar/ potato pea curry  is a classic  north indian accompaniment. Chunks of boiled potato and green peas are immersed and cooked in a delicious gravy laden with spices, it makes a tasty accompaniment with any Indian flat bread as roti, nan, chapathi or phulka. 

Potato is a versatile vegetable and easy to prepare. It helps to prepare tasty dishes that is loved by all.

Aloo Matar can be served  for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is ideal to pack in lunch box. It is vegan and gluten free.

My other North Indian curry on the blog

Restaurant Style Veg Hariyali, Tuvar Lilva Masala Curry, Matar Paneer

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Aloo Matar, Potato Pea Curry

Measurment used : 1 cup =200 ml

Ingredients:

  • 4 potatoes boiled
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 2 onions
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon melon seeds
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon chilly powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon kasuri methi ( dried fenugreek leaves)

Method:

  1. Blanch the tomatoes.
  2. Soak the melon seeds in water.
  3. Peel the skin and cut into cubes.
  4. Make a puree of the tomatoes.
  5. Make a puree of the soaked melon seeds.
  6. Boil the green peas, if using frozen peas, put them in hot water.
  7. Take oil in a pan, add cumin, as it splutters, add onion to it.
  8. Saute it for sometime.
  9. Add the puree and continue to saute for three minutes. Add turmeric powder, garam masala and coriander powder to it. Let cook for sometime.
  10.  Put the melon paste to it.
  11. Add water accordingly to get the consistency of the gravy.
  12. Peel the skin of potatoes and cut into cubes. Put potato pieces and boiled peas to the gravy.
  13. Crush kasuri methi with fingers and sprinkle over it.
  14. Cook for three minutes.
  15. Serve with hot phulkas.

Take a tip:

  • Having boiled potatoes in the refrigerator eases quicking.
  • Kasuri methi is readily available in the market.

Aloo Matar Potato Pea Curry

Aloo matar is a delicious north indian side dish served with any Indian flat bread as roti, nan or phulka.

Course kids favourite, lunch box, lunch ideas, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, north indian
Keyword accompaniments, north indian, potato and peas, potato recipe, side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 person
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 4 potato
  • 1 cup green peas 1 cup =200 ml
  • 2 onion finely cut
  • 3 tomato
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon kasuri methi

Instructions

  1. Boil potatoes in pressure cooker.

  2. Boil peas separately. If using frozen, do not boil for long. Soak melon seeds in hot water for fifteen minutes. 

  3. Blanch tomatoes and make a puree. Make paste of melon seeds. 

  4. Take oil in a pan, add cumin, as it splutters, put onion in it.  Saute for sometime, until it turns light pink in colour. Add ginger garlic paste and let cook for sometime.

  5. Add tomato puree, let cook for two minutes. Add turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder and salt to it. Let cook for sometime, add the melon paste and mix it well. 

  6. Adjust the consistency of the curry. 

  7. Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. Throw them into the curry along with green peas. Crush the kasur methi with finger and sprinkle over it.Let cook for sometime.

  8. Serve hot with phulkas.

Recipe Notes

  • Having boiled potatoes eases cooking.

 

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2 Comments

  1. goatsandgreens

    Melon seeds! I will have to look at my Indian grocer next time I’m at that place. Anyhow, this sounds flavorful and tasty, and thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou, glad you liked it. You can use cashew paste instead of melon seeds. I was just trying to make it with less calories.

      Reply

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