Gajar Matar (Carrots With Green Peas)

November 25th, 2010 filed under Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetables Sauteed / Dry
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Gajar Matar is a healthy and easy recipe to make. This mildly spiced, colorful dish can compliment just about any meal.

Recipe will serve 4


  • 2 cups carrots diced in about 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup potato cubed in about ½ inch pieces
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 4 whole red chilies
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder (dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan, on medium heat. Add carom seeds.   The oil should NOT be very hot as the carom seeds will burn and lose their flavor.
  2. Add whole red chilies and turmeric and stir for a few seconds.
  3. Add carrots, potatoes, green peas,  coriander powder, and salt.  Mix well.
  4. Cover the pan and let it cook on medium heat for 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Stir occasionally. Turn off the heat when done.
  5. Add the lemon juice and stir.
  6. Serve hot.

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21 Responses to “Gajar Matar (Carrots With Green Peas)”

  1. Sheetal says:

    Hi Aunty
    Thank you very much for the awesome recipes.
    I have a curosity,can u please tell the name of the stainless steel
    cookware set you are using in all the videos. I bought one set,but
    the food was sticking on the bottom.Pls let me know,i am in search of a good cookware set.

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