Go Back
+ servings
Aloo Matar Curry


Aloo Matar curry is a simple and easy recipe made with potatoes and peas in a rich, spicy onion-tomato gravy. The best part is that it is a vegan and gluten-free dish.
5 from 5 votes
Print Pin
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Pavani


  • Potatoes – 2to 3 medium cubed
  • Fresh peas/frozen -½cup
  • Finely chopped onion – 1 small
  • Cloves – 2
  • Cinnamon – a small piece
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Urad dal -½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Oil – 2tbsp
  • Salt as per taste

To grind:

  • Garlic – 4nos
  • Ginger – ½ inch
  • Coconut pieces – 2tbsp
  • Onion – ½
  • Red chilli powder- 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash and peel the potatoes. Chop them into cubes and keep them in water until used.
  • In a mixie jar/ blender add all the above ingredients mentioned to grind. Grind them into a fine paste by adding little water.
  • Heat a pressure cooker, add 2 tablespoon oil. Once the oil is hot add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon and curry leaves. Fry for a few seconds.
  • Next, add chopped onions and fry till they turn into translucent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes along with turmeric and saute till they become mushy.
  • Next, add the grounded masala paste and cook till oil separates from the masala.
  • Add peas, cubed potatoes and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add 1cup of water or enough water to cover the potatoes. Close the lid of pressure.
  • Cook for 2 whistles on medium heat.
  • Once the pressure comes down, open the lid. Add coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Transfer the aloo matar curry into a serving bowl and enjoy it with Jeera rice, poori or paratha.



  • You can make this recipe in a pan instead of a pressure cooker.
  • Adjust the spices according to your taste.
  • Instead of fresh peas, you can use frozen ones
Tried this recipe?Mention @pavaniskitchen or tag #pavaniskitchen!
For more recipe videosSubscribe our channel Pavanis Kitchen!