Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Aalu matar

I don't think this dish needs any introduction. I think it has been blogged  a100 times already. But then, this curry is so delicious that I can't help blogging this recipe again. 
This curry is my mom's specialty. I had learnt to make this curry from her during my college days. And this was one among  the few first dishes that I had tried after marriage. This was also the first curry that S had appreciated. So you see, this curry has a lot of memories. 
Aloo matar is very simple to put together and yet it tastes brilliant with either rice, rotis or naan. 

Aloo matar recipe:
Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves- 4


Potatoes-2 large, boled, peeled and mashed
Fresh or frozen peas- 3/4th cup. Par boiled
Onion- 1 Large, finely chopped
Tomatoes- 2Large, Finely chopped
Green chilli- 1, chopped
Jeera or cumin seeds- 1/2tsp
Ginger- garlic paste- 1tsp
Red chilli powder- 1/2tsp
Turmeric- 1/4tsp
Coriander seed powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala- 1 pinch
Sugar- 1/4tsp
Salt- to taste
Oil- 1-1/2 tsp
Coriander to garnish
Juice of Quarter lime to garnish optional
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the Cumin seeds.
  • Once they sputter add the chopped onion and fry till pink.
  • Add the Ginger- Garlic paste and chopped green chilli and  saute till the raw smell goes
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and fry for a min.
  • Add the turmeric, salt, sugar, coriander seed powder and red chilli powder and fry for 2 more mins.
  • Stir in the mashed potatoes and the boiled peas and mix.
  • Add required quantity of water and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Add the garam masala and cook the mixture of a min more.
  • Take off the heat and garnish with coriander leaves and lime juice and serve hot with rice or rotis.


  1. looks delicious and very tempting dear :)

  2. My son can polish this off in a minute ;)

  3. Havent tried this combination, looks very tempting n perfect with rotis

  4. Delicious side dish, love to have it with warm roti's

  5. ALOO MATAR! Hands down has to be my families fav. curry and mine because its SO easy to fix!
    LOVE IT!! :-)

  6. One of my easiest escapes from planning too much about dinner.Easy and yum curry to make all the time!

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad to follow you. This dish is my all time fav and the click make it even more delicious

  8. lovely lovely dish... perfect for a relaxing dinner.

  9. Absolutely love this dish. Your picture is beautiful!

  10. Good mouth watering recipe. had this yesterday night.

  11. look soooooooo delicious and tempting too...


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