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Aloo Matar Curry
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

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.

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: aloo matar, aloo matar recipe, Indian potato curry, potato peas masala
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 teaspoon
  • Urad dal -½ teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds- 1teaspoon
  • Curry leaves
  • Oil – 2tablespoon
  • Salt as per taste
To grind:
  • Garlic – 4nos
  • Ginger – ½ inch
  • Coconut pieces – 2tablespoon
  • Onion – ½
  • Red chilli powder- 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  1. Wash and peel the potatoes. Chop them into cubes and keep them in water until used.
  2. In a mixie jar/ blender add all the above ingredients mentioned to grind. Grind them into a fine paste by adding little water.
  3. 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.
  4. Next, add chopped onions and fry till they turn into translucent.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes along with turmeric and saute till they become mushy.
  6. Next, add the grounded masala paste and cook till oil separates from the masala.
  7. Add peas, cubed potatoes and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Then add 1cup of water or enough water to cover the potatoes. Close the lid of pressure.
  9. Cook for 2 whistles on medium heat.
  10. Once the pressure comes down, open the lid. Add coriander leaves and mix well.
  11. Transfer the aloo matar curry into a serving bowl and enjoy it with Jeera rice, poori or paratha.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes
  • 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