Aloo Matar (Paneer Optional)

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Monu9342

Delicious concoction I created. It's tasty, my husband loves it, and it's even better with paneer!

Top Review by Manpreet

This is very delicious! I did not have green chillis so I omitted those, used tomato puree instead of fresh ones and used half the suggested black pepper powder. It turned out to be still well spiced, aromatic and with a little kick. I loved it,thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in pressure cooker if you have one. If not, any pot/pan will do.
  2. Add onions and stir constantly until slightly brown.
  3. Add garlic and ginger to onions and stir constantly until mixture is brown.
  4. Add tomatoes and green chili to mixture and stir constantly for 3-5 minutes (if you find the mixture sticking to the pan, add a few tablespoons of water).
  5. Add salt, turmeric, black pepper, paprika, red chili, and garam masala, stir for 30 seconds.
  6. Add potatoes and peas (and paneer, if using) and stir for 2 minutes.
  7. Add cup of water and stir until water mixed in
  8. Close pressure cooker and cook for 1 whistle, take off burner, release pressure (or cover pot/pan and cook for 10-15 minutes (until potatoes cooked), stirring occasionally to prevent food from sticking to bottom of pot/pan).
  9. Garnish with cilantro (coriander).
  10. Serve hot with basmati rice or roti and cucumber raita. Enjoy!

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