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Aloo Matar Dry Recipe

Aloo Matar sabji is a delicious curry made with potatoes and green peas. A great side dish that goes great with both rice or roti.
Course Vegetarian
Cuisine Indian
Keyword aloo matar, vegetarian side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 220kcal
Author Fareeha


  • 4 medium sized potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup green peas shelled
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp peanuts
  • 2 whole red chili
  • 1 sprig of curry leaf
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begin to splutter, add the cumin seeds, peanuts, curry leaves, whole dry red chili and garlic cloves. Fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add the onions and saute till lightly brown. Now all the potato and add a cup of water and close the lid and cook on low heat till the potato is half done.
  • Mix in the green peas, turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt and cook till the potato and green peas are thoroughly cooked. Serve hot with peas pulao or roti.


Cooking on low heat with the lids closed will help the potato to cook on steam with less water. It adds extra taste to the recipe.