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Aloo Mattar (Potatoes and Green Peas)

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This is a popular north Indian dish. Potatoes and peas with spicy gravy makes a great main dish.

Recipe will serve 3 to 4.

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium boiled potatoes
  • 3/4 cup frozen green peas
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 minced green chili
  • 2 tablespoons coriander (dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (dagi mirch)
  • 1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon mango powder amchoor
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 medium tomatoes sliced
  • About 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (hara dhania)

Method

  1. Peal the potatoes cut them in byte size pieces.
  2. In a small bowl mix ginger, green chili, coriander, fennel seed, turmeric, and paprika with ¼ cup of water.
  3. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil. If the cumin seed cracks right away, the oil is ready.
  4. Add the cumin seeds, and asafetida, after cumin seeds crack add the spice mix cook until spices start leaving the oil this should take about one minute.
  5. Next add green peas and half a cup of water and let it cook until they are tender.
  6. Add potatoes and salt mix it well, while mixing mash few pieces of potatoes that will give thickness to gravy.
  7. Add about 1-1/4 cups of water after it comes to boil lower the heat to medium and let it cook for about five minutes.
  8. Add mango powder, garam masala, chopped cilantro, and slice of tomatoes mix it gently after gravy comes to boil turn off the heat and cover the pot. Tomatoes will cook with the steam.
  9. Aloo matter is ready to serve.

Aloo matter can be served with any bread or rice.

Enjoy it!


49 thoughts on “Aloo Mattar (Potatoes and Green Peas)

  1. Hi Manula! I love this site and have loved everything I have tried. Today, however, I made this and adding 2 cups of water just made it watery and flavorless. I should have put a little in at a time, but when I try something for the first time I like to go by the recipe. How should I fix it? Should I just mix up/fry all the spices again and add it? It tasted really good before I added all the water.

    1. susano,
      I checked the recipe I made the mistake in written recipe which I have corrected, transfer the Aloo Mattar in wide pan and cook for few minutes over high heat so water will be evaporated. sorry.

  2. only goes to show how good a vegitarian recepe can be. I only used a little too much water,but other than that,mmm.
    I may never eat outside again! it’s just too good to make it a netflix night at home.
    Thank you Manjulaji xoxoxo

  3. By Coriander ( dhania) do u mean coriander / dhania powder? or sabut dhania? it would help if these small details are also clear.
    Thanks.

  4. hello manjulaji,

    you are really a great and dedicated cook. I always like the way you cook in steel sauce pan , i also like steel pans. from where did you get this, did you get the set or single piece. Do they stick in the bottom for our indian curries. i am fed up of the nonstick pans. pls let me know where i can find in usa the kind you have. thanks in advance for your response.. namaste.

  5. Dear Aunty,

    thankyou for this easy and tasty dish. Normally chopping of onion and frying them consumes a lot of time, this is without onions so it is a quick dish. thankyou.

  6. I’ve tried this recipe…and it came out delicious. Thank you so much. Your recipes are simple and easy to follow.

  7. _/\_ aunty.

    Thanks! The recipes are perfect! :) I live alone and don’t have a maid and your website has just rejuvenated my interest in cooking! :) I’m thoroughly enjoying what I’m preparing and I can hardly believe my nose and tastebuds! ha ha ha!! :)

    Love you, aunty… <3

  8. I made your Naan, Chana Masala and Aloo Mattar for tonight’s dinner. Everything was fantastic! Thanks for the wonderful recipes!

  9. I made this dish tonight, and it was amazing. I did add mushrooms, garlic, onions, carrots, and cauliflower- I wanted to use up the veggies in my fridge. I added them to the pot of potatoes after they were boiled tender, and allowed the steam to cook the veggies. So amazing. I will definitely make this dish again.

  10. Dear Manjula,
    A friend of mine recommended your site, and it is saved under my favorites. Just thought I’d say how much I appreciate your website! You explain things very clearly and the videos make it easy for everyone, even the inexperienced cook like myself. Thank you again!

  11. wow, I have been trying to cook Indian food most of my life, but when i saw your web page I got so inspired to cook it properly , and so so so tasteful . Thank you so much, I have a lot to learn from you, Jai Radhe !!

  12. Hello Manjula,

    I am a professional chef and have recently started exploring Indian cuisine. Just wanted to let you know that I love your website! Great information and recipes, and your videos are marvelous. Having a wonderful time learning and cooking the many Northern Indian dishes – much to the delight of my wife and friends. Keep up the great work!

    Chef Kevin

  13. What kind of oil is used in this recipe? I am an American attempting to make Indian food for the first time. An Indian friend of mine cooked a meal for me once-my first time ever having Indian food, and I am hooked! I have to learn to cook it myself! I would soo appreciate your help and I’m very grateful for the recipe although I imagine I may have a hard time finding some of the ingredients. :-/

  14. Bhabhi,

    Is there alternative to Asafetida (hing) because we don’t use it and its very good that you don’t cook with onions and garlic, but the taste is very good suggest Diwali festival sweet please and thanks for comments.

  15. Hi Aunty
    First thing is thankyou for veg items only.Because i was looking for the same and this site is just toooo good for starters like me.

    Thankyou

  16. Hi aunty,
    I enjoy cooking a lot and am a pretty decent cook. want to thank you for some of your wonderful recipies. Please suggest some Festival recepies for Diwali and if possible some interesting recepies for baby food.Thank you

  17. I suddenly stumbled upon this page , bt now ur website is gonna b my all tym favourite!

    Luv u..

    Thanks 4 sharing all this wid us!

  18. Hi Manjula Aunty,

    I prepared Aloo matar and it was yummmmmmmmmmmyyy!!! I had it with rice flour chapathi…and it really tastes good….

    Thanks so much for sharing such wonderful and easy recipes.

    Priya

  19. Wow, thanks…you just happened to release this video of my favorite dish of all time on MY BIRTHDAY. What a lovely coincidence. Much love for all your hard work and dedication in helping us, aspiring cooks.

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