Aaloo Mattar ( Indian-Style Peas and Potatoes)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a very simple recipe. I still thought about posting this because, the base of this recipe ( point where you add peas and potatoes)can be used to cook almost any vegetable curry - potatoes, spinach, cauliflower, capsicum , mushrooms etc. Another variation of this recipe is to use tomato puree instead of chopped tomatoes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a pan.
  2. Add the ginger,garlic, onions, chillies and tomatoes.
  3. Saute till the tomatoes and onions are softened.
  4. Add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala.
  5. Add salt to taste.
  6. Add the boiled peas and potatoes.
  7. Add the chopped cilantro.
  8. Add the water and bring to a simmer.
  9. Serve with Indian Bread or Rice.
  10. Tip: I microwave frozen peas and potatoes for about 10 minutes in my microwave.


Most Helpful

This was my first attempt at homemade Indian, and I was very pleased with the results. I used tomato puree and added a sliced carrot. To save time, I steamed the potatoes, peas and carrots in the microwave while I prepared the rest of the ingredients. I also used just one small green chili pepper. Served with raita (#120649), flatbread, and mango chutney. I can hardly wait to eat the leftovers!

Katie224 July 11, 2010

This is awesome. I've made it several times for an Indian themed meal. I don't like peas so this part of the meal wasn't going to be for me. As a matter of fact I never even bought peas until this dish. I did try it and for some reason in this dish I eat them and that's HUGE!!! I think the potatoes, tomatoes and spices don't make the peas taste like peas.

jrusk January 22, 2009

Made this for a quick lunch meal with basmati rice. Very nice. I changed the order up a bit - added the onions first for a couple minutes to soften, then the spices, ginger and garlic for about a half minute - to let the heat of the pan make the flavors pop, then added the chillies and tomatoes. After a few minutes I added some diced leftover boiled potatoes and frozen sweet peas and simmered for only a few minutes to heat through (I don't like my peas too cooked). Nice balanced flavor in this curry recipe. I'll take your suggestion and use it as a base to try different combinations of veggies, etc. Thanks Sana!

Primordial January 18, 2009

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