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Aloo Matar Recipe | Potato Peas Curry

Aloo Matar Recipe aka Potato Peas Curry Recipe is an easy recipe which is often prepared in as food during and after fasting. The key ingredients as the name suggests are Peas and Potatoes. Both of these are widely popular in the world. Due to the easy with which these two vegetables blend with others you can find wide variety of dishes made from them. In Indian sub-continent the dish is quite popular in festivals and is often cooked as food during and after fasting. During festivals and after fast it is typically served with Poori or Puri, Suji Halwa, Potato Curry aka Aloo Curry, Jeera Aloo and Cucumber Raita or Kaddu Raita. Apart from these there are many other tasty dishes which are prepared during fast. You can also prepare it as a breakfast or full meal and serve it with either Plain Paratha, Steamed Rice or Jeera Rice. It is very similar to Potato curry and very quick and easy to make at home.
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Aloo Matar Recipe is also known as Potato Peas Curry Recipe and is an easy recipe. Aloo Matar is often prepared as food during and after fasting. Since it is a simple and tasty dish and is allowed during and after fasting it is a well known dish in Indian households.

The key ingredients as the name suggests are Matar (Peas) and Aloo (Potatoes). Both of these are widely popular and can be found in different parts of the world. Due to the ease with which these two vegetables blend with others you can find wide variety of dishes made from them.

Aloo Matar Recipe | Potato Peas Curry

In Indian sub-continent the dish is quite popular in festivals and is often cooked as food during and after fasting.

During festivals and after fast it is typically served with Poori or Puri, Suji Halwa, Potato Curry aka Aloo Curry, Jeera Aloo and Cucumber Raita or Kaddu Raita. Apart from these there are many other tasty dishes which are prepared during fast.

You can also prepare it as a breakfast or full meal and serve it with either Plain Paratha, Steamed Rice or Jeera Rice. It is very similar to Potato curry and very quick and easy to make at home.

In itself, Aloo Matar curry is a healthy alternative due to the nutritional benefits offered from Peas and Potatoes. Peas and some of its varieties come in market under different names. Green Peas and Garden Peas is one of the few names for Peas. They are also called Matar in Hindi Language. Green Peas are good source of Protein, Vitamin C and Fibre.

100 g Peas provide 5 g of Protein and hence is a very healthy option for people on Vegetarian diet. Due to the high content of fiber you should definitely consider Peas in your regular diet.

Potato is a vegetable which is a high source of Vitamins and minerals. Similar to Bananas 100 gm Potato provides 12% Potassium, 8% dietary fiber, 31% Vitamin C and 15% Vitamin B6.

They are also called Aloo in Hindi language. Potatoes are 4th most consumed crop in the world and is a staple food for many households.

As you can see, both Peas and Potatoes provide good nutritional benefits and Aloo Matar brings in the best from them.

Aloo Matar dish is very easy to prepare and can be prepared using a Pressure Cooker or in a pot or frying pan.

This article mentions steps on how to make Aloo Matar using a pressure cooker. In case you do not have a pressure cooker don’t worry, we got you covered on this one.

We had added section with details on how to make Aloo Matar without a pressure cooker.

Refer recipe card and detailed steps to follow our Aloo Matar Recipe aka Potato Peas Curry and make Spicy Aloo Matar Curry at home.

Making Aloo Matar at home

In this section we go through few easy steps which you need to take to make Aloo Matar at home.

We have added pictures of milestones so you can validate your progress as you make Aloo Matar aka Potato Peas Curry. This article includes detailed steps to make Aloo Matar using Pressure Cooker.

We also mention what you need to do if you want to make Aloo Matar using a pot. Do remember making this dish in a pot is a bit more time consuming.

Preparation of Aloo Matar

Take potatoes in a pressure cooker and add 3 – 4 cup water so that Potatoes are submerged under it. Now switch on the gas and take one whistle on high and one on low flame.

Now chop green chillies and Coriander leaves. Also, finely chop tomatoes.

Ingredients for Aloo Matar
Ingredients required to make Aloo Matar

Take freshly peeled 100 g green Peas or take frozen Peas.

Frozen peas in a bowl
Bowl of frozen Garden Peas

Once the pressure gets released open the pressure cooker.

Bowl of Boiled potatoes
Bowl of boiled potatoes

Now peel potatoes. The potatoes may be very hot so either you can wait for another few minutes or use normal or mild cold water to cool them down. Do not keep potatoes in cold water for long or else the taste may change.

Take peeled potatoes and cut them into small or medium pieces.

Bowl of Chopped potatoes
Cut boiled potatoes into small and medium pieces to make Aloo Matar

How to make Aloo Matar

Take spices as mentioned in the recipe card and you are all set to make Aloo Matar.

All Ingredients to make Aloo Matar
All ingredients required to make Aloo Matar

Take vegetable oil in a frying pan and put it on high flame burner. Once the oil becomes hot add Cumin seeds to it.

When Cumin seeds will start crackling and turn brown in colour add bay leaves, Whole Red Chillies, pinch of Asafoetida and green chillies. Stir it for a minute.

Saute Cumin seeds, Red and Green Chillies along with Bay leaves in vegetable oil
Saute Cumin seeds, Red and Green Chillies along with Bay leaves

Now add Salt, Red Chilli powder, Turmeric powder, Garam Masala and Coriander powder to it. Stir for a minute.

Add spices such as Salt, Red Chillies Powder, Turmeric powder, Garam Masala and Coriander powder and saute
Add Salt, Red Chilli powder, Turmeric powder, Garam Masala and Coriander powder

Now add chopped tomatoes and Coriander leaves and mix them well. Stir it for couple of minutes or until the tomatoes are cooked (become soft).

Add tomatoes and Coriander leaves and stir for a couple of minutes
Add tomatoes and Coriander leaves and stir for a couple of minutes or until tomatoes are cooked

If required add little water so that the spices don’t stick to the frying pan. Tomatoes should now become soft and like a puree.

Now add Peas in the frying pan and stir it for a couple of minutes.

Add frozen garden peas to Aloo Matar
Add frozen Garden Peas to Aloo Matar Masala

Add Potatoes in the frying pan and mix them well.

Add boiled potatoes to Aloo Matar Masala
Add boiled potatoes to the masala

Cook for a 3 – 4 minutes.

Mix all ingredients to make Aloo Matar
Mix all ingredients well

Add 1/2 cup of water to make the curry. Stir the curry for another few minutes until potatoes become soft.

Add water to make Aloo Matar Curry
Add 1/2 cup water to make Aloo Matar curry

Mash few potatoes with a spatula or spoon to make thick curry. After 5 minutes turn down the flame and your Aloo Matar curry is ready.

Mash potatoes to make thick Aloo Matar curry
Mash few potatoes to make thick Aloo Matar curry

Garnish the dish with some chopped Coriander leaves and serve with Puri or Paratha.

How to make Aloo Matar in a pot

In case you want to make Aloo Matar without a pressure cooker, first take raw potatoes and peal their outer skin.

Now cut them into small and medium pieces. Now in place of boiled potatoes, saute the chopped potatoes along with cooked spices. All the remaining steps are the same.

If the Potatoes are a bit hard, add 1/4 cup water in addition. This method will take slightly longer and you need to cook the potatoes until they become soft.

Your Aloo Matar without a Pressure cooker is ready to be served. It may take additional 10 mins to make Aloo Matar via this method.

Chef Recommendation for Aloo Matar

  • To make this dish extra spicy similar to restaurant style curry take 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil in a Ladle aka Tadka Pan and put it on low or medium flame.
  • Once the oil becomes hot add 1 whole red Chilli and a pinch of Asafoetida which will fry instantly.
  • Pour this over the Aloo Matar curry which you have just prepared and serve.
  • If you want, you can have this dish during fast however in such case you need to replace Table Salt with Rock Salt.
  • Alternative to current method of making Aloo Matar Curry dish, you can use potatoes without boiling them first. In such case, you need to peel raw potatoes and cut them into small or medium pieces.
  • Now in place of boiled potatoes, saute the chopped potatoes in cooked spices. All the remaining steps are the same. This method will take slightly longer and you need to cook the potatoes until they become soft.
  • This dish is best served with Plain Paratha or Puri. You can also serve it with Steamed Rice or Jeera Rice.

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Spicy Aloo Matar in a frying pan

Aloo Matar Recipe

Aloo Matar Recipe aka Potato Peas Curry Recipe is an easy recipe which is often prepared in as food during and after fasting. The key ingredients as the name suggests are Peas and Potatoes. Both of these are widely popular in the world. Due to the easy with which these two vegetables blend with others you can find wide variety of dishes made from them. In Indian sub-continent the dish is quite popular in festivals and is often cooked as food during and after fasting. During festivals and after fast it is typically served with Poori or Puri, Suji Halwa, Potato Curry aka Aloo Curry, Jeera Aloo and Cucumber Raita or Kaddu Raita. Apart from these there are many other tasty dishes which are prepared during fast. You can also prepare it as a breakfast or full meal and serve it with either Plain Paratha, Steamed Rice or Jeera Rice. It is very similar to Potato curry and very quick and easy to make at home.
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Course: Currys, Food Recipes, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Team Felicity

Ingredients

Main Ingredients for Aloo Matar

  • 200 g Potatoes Aloo
  • 1 cup Green Peas Matar
  • 2 Small Tomatoes Tamatar
  • 10 g Green Chillies Hari Mirch
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • 2 Bay Leaves Tej Patta
  • 2 Whole Red Chillies Khadi Lal Mirch
  • 3/4 Red Chillies Powder Kashmiri Lal Mirch powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder Haldi Powder
  • Pinch of Asafoetida Hing
  • 3/4 tsp Salt Namak or As per taste
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder Dhania
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1.5 tbsp Vegetable Oil

Garnishing

  • Few Coriander Leaves

Instructions

Preparation Steps to make Aloo Matar

  • Take potatoes in a pressure cooker and add 3 – 4 cup water so that Potatoes are submerged under it. Now switch on the gas and take one whistle on high and one on low flame.
    200 g Potatoes
  • Now chop green chillies and Coriander leaves. Also, finely chop tomatoes.
    10 g Green Chillies, Few Coriander Leaves, 2 Small Tomatoes
  • Once the pressure gets released open the pressure cooker and peel potatoes. The potatoes may be very hot so either you can wait for another few minutes or use normal or mild cold water to cool them down. Do not keep potatoes in cold water for long or else the taste may change.
    200 g Potatoes
  • Take peeled potatoes and cut them into small or medium pieces.

How to make Aloo Matar

  • Take vegetable oil in a frying pan and put it on high flame burner. Once the oil becomes hot add Cumin seeds to it.
    1.5 tbsp Vegetable Oil, 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • When Cumin seeds will start crackling and turn brown in colour add bay leaves, Whole Red Chillies, pinch of Asafoetida and green chillies. Stir it for a minute.
    2 Bay Leaves, 2 Whole Red Chillies, Pinch of Asafoetida, 10 g Green Chillies
  • Now add Salt, Red Chilli powder, Turmeric powder, Garam Masala and Coriander powder to it. Stir for a minutes.
    3/4 Red Chillies Powder, 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder, 3/4 tsp Salt, 1/2 tsp Garam Masala, 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Now add chopped tomatoes and coriander leaves and mix them well. Stir it for couple of minutes or until the tomatoes become soft.
    2 Small Tomatoes, Few Coriander Leaves
  • If required add little water so that the spices don’t stick to the frying pan.
  • Now add Peas in the frying pan and stir it for a couple of minutes.
    1 cup Green Peas
  • Add Potatoes in the frying pan and mix them well. Cook for a 3 – 4 minutes and
    add 1/2 cup of water to make the curry. Stir the curry for another few minutes until potatoes become soft.
    200 g Potatoes
  • Mash few potatoes with a spatula or spoon to make thick curry. After 5 minutes turn down the flame and your Aloo Matar curry is ready.
  • Garnish the dish with some chopped Coriander leaves and serve with Puri or Paratha.
    Few Coriander Leaves

Notes

Few considerations while cooking and serving –
  • To make Aloo Matar curry extra spicy similar to restaurant style Aloo Matar curry take 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil in a Ladle aka Tadka Pan and put it on low or medium flame. Once the oil becomes hot add 1 whole red Chilli and a pinch of Asafoetida which will fry instantly. Pour this over the Aloo Matar curry which you have just prepared and serve.
  • If you want, you can have Aloo Matar curry during fast however in such case you need to replace Table Salt with Rock Salt.
  • Alternative to current method of making Aloo Matar Curry dish, you can use potatoes without boiling them first. In such case, you need to peel raw potatoes and cut them into small or medium pieces. Now in place of boiled potatoes, saute the chopped potatoes in cooked spices. All the remaining steps are the same. This method will take slightly longer and you need to cook the potatoes until they become soft.
  • Aloo Matar curry is best served with Plain Paratha or Puri. You can also serve it with Steamed Rice or Jeera Rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 203kcal (10%) | Carbohydrates: 30g (10%) | Protein: 6g (12%) | Fat: 8g (12%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 598mg (26%) | Fiber: 6g (25%) | Sugar: 8g (9%)
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