Thursday, 17 October 2013

Aloo Matar Dry Version | Potato With Peas Dry

Aloo Matar -- A spicy, flavorful Punjabi dish prepared with potatoes and peas.  I had already posted the gravy version quite a while back.. check out the recipe here.  The one I am presenting here is a more flavorful dry version and this one is preferred more by my family than the gravy version.  You can even add chaat masala (about 1/2 tsp) along with mango powder to further enhance the flavor.

Aloo matar dry, Aloo mattar


  • Baby potatoes - 12-15 (If preparing with normal potatoes, use 3-4 medium-sized ones)
  • Fresh peas (matar) - 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies - 2, slit lengthwise
  • Ginger - 1-inch piece, grated
  • Tomato - 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  • Cumin/Jeera powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander/Dhaniya powder - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 3/4 tsp (adjust according to your taste)
  • Dry mango/amchur powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - As per taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

Dry aloo matar

How To Prepare Aloo Matar(Dry Version):

  • Wash the baby potatoes properly and pressure cook them till 1 whistle.  Wash the fresh peas and set aside.
  • Mix ginger and spice powders (cumin, coriander and red chilli powders) with a little bit of water (not too much - just about 4-5 tsp) and set aside.
    Heat oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds.  Once they start crackling, add the grated ginger and spices soaked in water and saute till the oil separates.
  • Add green chillies and tomato pieces and saute for another minute.
  • Now add potatoes (retain the skin on the potatoes), peas, salt and mix well and let it cook on medium flame for about 5 minutes.
    Add 1 cup water and cover with a lid and let it cook on low flame till the veggies are cooked.
  • Keep checking in between to see if the water content has reduced.
  • Once the water content reduces and the mixtures turns dry, add the mango powder and garam masala powder, and adjust salt if required and mix well and remove from fire.
  • Aloo matar is now ready to serve.
  • Tastes awesome with rotis, parathas, puris, jeera rice and any pulao.

Aloo matar dry, potato with peas


Linsy Patel said...

love the use of baby potatoes in it.

Hima bindu said...

Thank you Linsy :)

thelady8home said...

This is a beautiful looking aloo matar. Just the right amount of spices. The colors look divine, mmmmm....

Funny, I posted aloo matar too, and it is so different from this recipe....

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