Sep 08

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Aloo Matar – Potatoes Cooked in Peas

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Aloo MatarSimple blend of flavors and simple method of cooking makes this recipe best suitable to anybody who wants to cook in a jiffy. Potatoes and Peas when cooked together tastes wonderful and makes a great accompaniment with any Indian Flat Bread







Serves – 3
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 10 mins

  • Potatoes (peel and cut in 1 inch cubes) – 3 medium
  • Green Peas – 1/2 Cup
  • Oil – 3 Tbsp
  • Onion (finely Chopped) – 1/2 no
  • Salt – to taste
  • Green Chillies (slit )- 2 or to taste
  • Cilantro (chopped) – 1 Tbsp
  • Garlic – 2 pods
  • Ginger – small piece
  • Tomatoes (Cubed) – 3

Five Spice Blend:

Coriander Powder – 1 Tbsp

Kashmiri Chilli Powder – 1 Tbsp or to taste

Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp

Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp

Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp


  1. Add 1/8 tsp of salt and 1 Tbsp of water to the Green Peas.
  2. Cover with a lid and microwave for 2 mins.
  3. This process helps in removing  the sweetness of the peas.
  4. So once you have it done, set it aside.
  5. In a pressure cooker, add in oil.
  6. When the oil is medium hot add cumin seeds, green chillies, onion.
  7. Add in coriander powder, garam masala powder, red chilli powder,turmeric powder and cook for 2 mins.
  8. When waiting for the onions to get done, blend cubed tomatoes, ginger and garlic to a fine paste.
  9. Add this blended paste to the cooked onion mixture.
  10. For the tomato mixture for 2 mins.
  11. Add in the potato, boiled green peas, 3/4 Cup of water and salt.
  12. Mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  13. Turn OFF the heat after cooking for three whistles.
  14. Let the pressure cool to the room temperature on its own (5 mins)
  15. Open the cover and mix once. Add in cilantro and serve hot or at room temperature with any Indian Flat Bread.




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  1. Vaishali

    Hii Sruthi,

    I had made dis recipe, n i must say it was smelling so good… n was very tasty.
    it was mouthwatering recipe.

    i love d way u tell every recipe in detail and don’t go fast.
    your recipes r very easy to make and understandable.
    thanks fr sharing them.
    Take care.

    1. admin

      Thanks Vaishali. Glad you are enjoying my recipes. Keep Watching :)

  2. Hanshika

    i like aloo matar recipe… it turn out so tasty…. could u please share details about how many litres hawkins cooker in this video which have been using….

    1. admin

      Thank you. I used 2 litre capacity cooker.

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