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Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Aloo-Matar ( Potato and green peas curry)

Well ....This is another delicious dish, which is easy to prepare. This is the recipe i often make when friends arrive home. Because it is the dish we can prepare easily for more members. This goes well with Chappati, Paratas, and as a side dish for plain rice with sambar or rasam.


Aloo ( Potato) : 10
Big Onion - 2 (Chopped finely)
Tomato - 2 ( If the size is big, other wise go for 3) ( Chopped finely)
Red Chilly powder - 1 spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon
Dhaniya powder / Coriander powder - 1 spoon
Salt - To taste
Oil - To fry Onions and tomatoes
Garam Masala - 1 spoon
Green peas - Hand ful


* First cut the potatoes in half and pressure cooker ( Remember not for long , just leave for 2 whistle Not more than that)
* Then take it out make it cool by adding cold water , and remove the skin.
* Then if you are using Fresh Green peas, then you got it soak it for 2 hrs and cook it for atleast 1 or 2 whistle. Or otherwise it you are using forzen or cooked peas, you can use them directly.
* Now take a pan, add oil, then add the chopped onion and fry till golden brown.
* Then add the tomatoes and fry well.

* When onion and tomatoes are fried , add the turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder and salt and fry well.

* Then add the cooked and peeled potatoes to the pan and mix well together ( remember not to mix harsly, because the potatoes are already cooked so its too tender and may go out of shape)

* Sprinkle or add water and mix carefully.

* Cook for few mins and add the green peas.

The delicious Aloo Matar is ready to taste.Garnish and serve hot...........ENJOY.

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  1. dear lavanya,
    i am not that great interest in cooking,but after lokking at these yummy pics,i will start spending much more time in kitchen.
    they are good recipies and very simple to make.
    dr.jyoti gupta

  2. Aloo Matar is one of our favourite dishes...looks delicious.

  3. Hi Dr Jyothi, Thanks for your feedback. Comments like this keep me going.......Thank you so much...

  4. Thanks poornima.........Its my fav too.....

  5. dear lavanya...this is my first time preparing aloo-matar...we had it with came out very well...thank u 4 posting...

  6. i prepared this dish fr first time it came out well all n my family enjoyed the dish vry well and appreciated me a lot