Aloo matar is a delicious north indian side dish served with any Indian flat bread as roti, nan or phulka.
Boil potatoes in pressure cooker.
Boil peas separately. If using frozen, do not boil for long. Soak melon seeds in hot water for fifteen minutes.
Blanch tomatoes and make a puree. Make paste of melon seeds.
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.
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.
Adjust the consistency of the curry.
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.
Serve hot with phulkas.