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


  1. love the use of baby potatoes in it.

  2. 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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