Aloo Matar (Potato and green peas) is basically a famous Punjabi dish made with potatoes and green peas in a thick tomato puree/paste and spices. It is a vegetarian dish. Aloo Matar is a spicy curry. The gravy is made thick and comparatively less water is added. This is the easiest recipe, very simple and quickly made dish. Aloo matar is combined well with roti, naan, poori, rice, jeera rice etc.
Hope you all will love, try and enjoy this amazing recipe!
3 onions- 2 thinly sliced and 1 grind
2 tomatoes (grind)
2 cups green peas (1 cup grind)
4 potatoes (medium sized, cube shape)
1 inch ginger (finely chopped, grind)
7-8 garlic (finely chopped, grind)
2 green chillies (finely chopped, grind)
1 tsp curd (fresh)
Coriander leaves for garnishing (fresh and finely chopped for garnishing, grind)
2 tbsp oil
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
½ tsp coriander powder
½ tsp cumin powder
½ tsp garam masala
½ tsp sabzi masala
1 tsp pav bhaji masala
1 pinch Kasuri Methi
Salt as per taste
In a mixer jar, add sliced tomatoes, sliced onion, finely chopped ginger and garlic, 1 cup green peas, 2 finely chopped green chillies, few finely chopped coriander leaves. Do not add water while grinding. Make a fine and coarse paste and keep a side
Note: The grounded paste will be a thicker one.
Now in a pressure cooker heat 2 tbsp oil, add 2 thinly sliced onion sauté well till it becomes translucent
After the onion becomes translucent, add the grounded paste and 1 tsp curd, mix well till the raw smell goes off and cooks well
Now add all the masala powders as mentioned above in the ingredients section (masala mix). Mix well till oil separates. The consistency of the gravy will be thick. You can add 1/2 cup water if you want to adjust the consistency
Note: Do not add too much water as the gravy will become watery
Now add potato cubes and 1 cup green peas. Mix well.
Check the consistency and add little water if needed. Now, close the pressure cooker lid and pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles
After the pressure has settled down, open the lid and finally garnish with fresh coriander leaves
Delicious Aloo Matar is ready. Serve hot with Roti, Naan, Paratha, Puri, Rice, Jeera Rice etc.