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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

1 aloo matar recipe
I buy fresh green peas in Mustafa these days as its available, so making use of it in every way. After using it in mushroom matar, here I am with another gravy side dish with matar and everyone’s favorite aloo/ potato. I got recipe request from a reader and its timely too as I had both ingredients and after all this is a simple recipe to make. I made this for dinner to go along with phulkas and both Vj and Aj loved it. So add this to your side dish for chapati listHappy.
2 aloo matar

Aloo matar gravy recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch/ Dinner
Prep Time:10 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins     serves: 3


Potato – 4

Green peas – 1/2 cup

Tomato – 4

Onion – 2

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp

Red chilii powder – 2 tsp

Coriander seeds powder – 1 tsp

Garam masala powder – 3/4 tsp

Turmeric – 1/4 tsp

Coriander leaves, chopped  – 2 tblsp

Oil – 2 tblsp

Cumin seeds/ jeera – 1tsp


  1. Chop onion finely, potatoes into small bite sized cubes and tomatoes roughly.In a small pressure cooker, add oil and splutter cumin seeds in medium heat. Add onion and fry till transparent. Add ginger garlic paste and fry in medium flame for a minute.
  2. 1 temper
  3. Add chopped potatoes and green peas, little salt. Mix well and cook covered in low flame for 2- 3 minutes.
  4. 2 add
  5. Meanwhile puree the tomatoes in a blender/ mixie.
  6. 3 puree
  7. Mix the potatoes and peas in between once to avoid it getting burnt. Add the tomato puree and all the dry powders.Cook in medium flame, if you want you can cover, for 4 minutes or until the tomato puree becomes shiny.
  8. 4 cook
  9. Add a 1 & 1/4 cup water and mix well. Add required salt, pressure cook for 2 whistles in medium flame. Once done, you can adjust the consistency of the gravy by adding more water or milk and just give one boil.
  10. 5 done


    • Potato, tomato and onion I used were small sized. So if its big, reduce the numbers.
    • Adding milk or cream at the end gives a rich gravy. but I loved it simply without any of these.
    • The gravy consistency depends on water you add, so adjust accordingly.
    • The potatoes should be fried well before we add tomato puree. This ensures soft cooked potatoes in the gravy.

Garnish with lots of chopped coriander leaves and it goes well with phulkas!
3 aloo matar

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  1. Looks tempting raks... urs way of explaining recipes is simply easy and everyone can try it

  2. Lovely post Raks.This is the most humble and best tasting combo for roti in my opinion. I learnt it from a Rajasthani family friend of mine. She finally adds a dash of roasted cumin and coriander powder before giving a rolling boil. That really adds an additional punch. Try it when you prepare again. TC

  3. Hey raks..in the procedure u have mentioned mustard seeds instead of cumin..and I assume the masala powders shd be added with the purée..as it's not mentioned in the procedure..will try it out imm!!

  4. Yeah few mistakes, updated now :) Thanks, sure try and let me know!

  5. Superb explanation Raks..

  6. Thx Raks for sharing this receipe in such a simple manner.

  7. Thanks for sharing such a simple version of this dish...tried this today and turned out to be yummy...

  8. Was yummy raks. Thanks so much. You are a life saver.

  9. I prepared this today and it was really yummy..... Thanks raks

  10. I prepared this dish today and it was really tasty .... And all your recipes are good...

  11. ur recipies r really fantastic...


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