It is an excellent semi solid gravy side dish made with potato and green peas.  It goes well with roti and hot white rice.  Though it is a popular item and well known to everyone, I would like to share my recipe(which I learnt from website), believe me, it tasted awesome.

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Potato                                  2 big

Green peas                         ¾ cup (I used fresh, you can use frozen also)

Almond powder              1 tbsp (powder 9 to 10 almonds)

Jeera                                     ½ spoon

Hing                                     ¼ spoon

Red chilli powder           ½ spoon

Turmeric powder            ¼ spoon

Garam masala powder  ½ spoon

Cooking oil                          3 tbsp

Salt                                          as required

Coriander leaves               as you wish

To make paste:

Onion                                    1

Tomato                                 1

Ginger                                   1 inch piece

Garlic                                    3 pods


  • Make a paste with items mentioned under “to make paste”.

  • Wash and cook the potatoes.

  • Peel off skin and cut into cubes.

  • Heat oil in a small cooker, add jeera.

  • Add the paste.

  • Sauté for a minute and add almond powder.

  • Mix well till oil releases.

  • Add hing, red chilli powder and turmeric powder.

  • Mix well for a minute and add potatoes, peas, salt and required water.

  • Mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.

  • Once you are able to open the cooker, mix well, add garam masala powder and mix well.

  • Switch of after couple of minutes.

  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Excellent and tasty aloo matar is ready.



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