Aloo Matar Curry Recipe

Punjabi style curry of potato with green peas | Tariwali aloo matar sabzi | Lunch-dinner recipe | Pressure cooker recipe

Recipe / food styling / photography by - Sunayana Gupta


Aloo matar curry is a popular Punjabi dish that goes very well with all types of Indian breads and rice. Vegetables are slow cooked in aromatic onion tomato based gravy and seasoned with the classic ‘Garam masala’. This is also one of those recipes without which winters are incomplete in North India.'s that popular!

Here we provide you this very simple recipe to make this curry in Pressure cooker. Hence it gets ready really quick and there is abosultely nothing complicated in the recipe where you can go wrong. Either use fresh seasonal peas or frozen ones, the results would be phenomenal. Worth a try!

Besides many people prefer to make this Aloo Matar Curry without using onion garlic as it gets ready in no time with minimal ingredients. So try this recipe too of Aloo Matar Sabzi Without Onion Garlic.

This aloo matar curry makes a ravishing combination when paired with dhaniya masala parantha and mint rice. For a special weekend meal team with shivid polow, dal makhni, bhindi achaari and boondi ka raita.

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Aloo Matar Curry

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Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking Time : 20 minutes

Category : Curries
Cuisine :
Servings : 2 servings

Author : Sunayana Gupta

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Recipe Ingredients

  • Potato – 2 large
  • Green peas – 200 gms. or 1.5 cups approx.
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tea spoon
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tea spoon
  • Garam masala powder – 1.5 tea spoon
  • Coriander powder – 1 tea spoon
  • Salt – To taste
  • Water – 1.5 cups or as required for gravy
  • Oil – 2 table spoon

To grind –

  • Onion – 1 large
  • Tomato – 1 medium
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Garlic – 5-7 cloves

To garnish –

  • A handful of freshly chopped coriander
  • Ginger cut in juliennes

How to make Aloo Matar Curry

  • To begin with, first we need to peel the potatoes and cut in 1 inch or bite size cubes. Keep aside. If prefer, you can also cut in larger pieces or quarters, but this would need more cooking time.
  • Also grind all the ingredients together listed under second category. This is our basic masala for the gravy. Keep aside.
  • Now, heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds. When they crackle add all the powdered spices and the grounded masala.
  • Saute on medium flame till the raw smell of spices goes and the masala releases oil. Keep on stirring occasionally to avoid burning.
  • To this add potatoes, peas and water. Season with salt and give a nice stir.
  • Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles or till the veggies are cooked to perfection.
  • Remove from heat and let the pressure release on its own.

‘Aloo matar curry’ is now ready. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with some freshly chopped coriander and juliennes of ginger. Team up with piping hot phulkas/paranthas/naan , raita and salad for that mouth watering combo meal.

A satisfying meal requires little bit of planning. Do read our serving suggestion above to make your weekend meals even more special!

Tips -

  • If you don’t have fresh tomatoes in hand, then try adding 1-2 table spoon of tomato ketchup right after adding water. The results would be more or less similar. But, fresh tomatoes taste best.
  • Serve this curry with a dollop of BUTTER for a richer flavor and aroma.

About Sunayana Gupta



I am founder, recipe creater, blogger and food photographer for this website. Here we provide you with some lip smacking veg. and egg recipes that you can easily replicate in your kitchen and create a soulful platter for your family & friends following our serving suggestions. From some regional Indian cuisine to popular recipes from around the globe, our focus is to make cooking easy for you with simple to follow steps, staple ingredients and accessible cooking techniques.

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