Aloo matar. A classic dish highlighting potatoes and green peas in rich masala based sauce. With minimal prep required, it’s ideal for busy weeknights. It tastes delicious alongside naan, paratha or even steamed rice.
When it comes to preparing quick and easy meals, potatoes are a go-to ingredient. From simple potato mash to soups and stews, they are always an excellent way to create quick and easy meals.
Aloo matar literally translates to potatoes and green peas. The vegetables are cooked in super flavorful masala sauce to create a delicious curry. Honestly, this restaurant style dish is a must try at home.
How To Make Aloo Matar
The base of this curry is a tomato based sauce. To make this sauce smooth and rich, I like to purée tomatoes in a blender. I have also added some tomato paste to make it vibrant and more tomatoey.
To make the sauce, start with frying some cumin seeds followed by sautéing onions until they are brown. Ginger, garlic and green chilies are also sautéed for extra deliciousness. I highly recommend using fresh ingredients in this recipe as the final taste of aloo matar depends on them.
Next up, add the ground spices like turmeric, coriander, garam masala and red chili powder. Well, these are the basic spices of classic Indian dishes. You can add the puréed tomatoes at this stage. Let it simmer for a while before adding in the potatoes. I have used frozen green peas in this recipe. So they go in the curry at a later stage. But, if you want to use dried green peas, cook them separately.
Once the potatoes are cooked, you can add in green peas. Alongside green peas, you can also add in dried fenugreek leaves and coriander leaves. And finally, simmer!
Easy and delicious aloo matar to pair with naans or rotis! Yum!
More Restaurant Style Indian Vegetarian Recipes:
- Indian Butter Chickpeas
- Chickpea Masala | Easy Chana Masala
- Malai Kofta
- Matar Paneer- Restaurant Style
- Palak Paneer | Spinach Paneer Curry
- Aloo Gobi | Indian Potatoes and Cauliflower
- Restaurant Style Gobi (Cauliflower) 65
- Vegetable Spring Rolls