Curry or as we popularly say in India “Rasse wali Sabzi” is an integral part of our diet, along with Roti or Chapati; and it’s the most common food in Lunchboxes – from Kids to Adults. Usually, everyone loves all the different types of Curries made by a “Halwai” (commonly referred as the one who sells Sweets). And what could be better if we come up closer to the taste offered by a Halwai!! Have a look at the recipe, do give a try and let us know your feedback.
Aloo Matar is a Punjabi dish, which is made from Potatoes, and Green Peas in a spiced creamy Tomato based Sauce. It is a vegetarian dish. This recipe is made with minimal ingredients and yet taste good. Aloo Matar is very popular and all-time favorite Indian Veg Curry. It is a basic curry made with a base of Tomatoes and Onions, then spiced, and flavored with several Indian spices. This thick Tomato based gravy goes well with Rotis, Chapatis, Naan or Rice.
Aloo Matar is prepared by making the paste of Tomatoes with Ginger and Garlic. This paste is then cooked with Onions, Coriander Leaves, dry Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi) and other spices. Tempering of Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi) gives a new flavor and dimensions as compared to other traditional Punjabi curries. This Tomato based gravy is then cooked with Green Peas and Potatoes to give a tasty Punjabi Curry – Aloo Matar.
Cook Time: 25 mins
Servings: 4 Servings
Category: Sabzi / Curry
|For Tomato Paste|
|Tomatoes||2 nos (roughly chopped)|
|Chopped Garlic||2 tsp|
|Chopped Ginger||1 tsp|
|Chopped Green Chillies||1 nos|
|Potatoes||2 nos (Chopped into Cubes)|
|Green Peas / Matar||1 cup|
|Chopped Onions||1/2 cup|
|Chopped Coriander Leaves||1/4 cup|
|Cumin Seeds / Jeera||1 tsp|
|Asafetida / Hing||1/4 tsp|
|Dry Fenugreek Leaves / Kasuri Methi||1 tsp|
|Red Chilli Powder / Lal Mirch||1 tsp|
|Turmeric Powder / Haldi||1/4 tsp|
|Garam Masala||1/4 tsp|
|Cumin Powder / Jeera||1/2 tsp|
|#||Cooking Aloo Matar Sabzi | Step by Step|
|1||In a mixer grinder, take two roughly chopped Tomatoes, 2 tsp of chopped Garlic, 1 tsp of chopped Ginger, one chopped Green Chilli, 1/4 cup of Water and blend into the smooth paste.|
|2||In a heating pan, take 2 tablespoon of Oil to that add 1 tsp of Cumin Seeds (Jeera), 1/4 tsp of Asafetida (Hing), 1/2 cup of finely chopped Onions and sauté nicely for few minutes or just until Onion changes its color.|
|3||Now add 1 tsp of dry Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi) and roast Methi for 1 minute.|
|4||Furthermore, add 1 tsp of Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch), 1/4 tsp of Turmeric Powder (Haldi), 1/4 tsp of Garam Masala, 1/2 tsp of Cumin Powder (Jeera) and mix well.|
|5||Then add ¼ cup of freshly chopped Coriander Leaves and mix well.|
|6||Now add Tomato Paste, 3/4 tsp of Salt, give a nice stir, cover the lid, and simmer on medium flame for 5 Min.|
|7||After 5 Minutes, Oil separates from the gravy, now add 1 cup of Green Peas (Matar), two Potatoes cut into cubes, 1 cup of Water and mix well.|
|8||Cover the lid and cook for 8 to 10 Min. or until Potatoes are nicely cooked.|
|9||Aloo Matar Curry is now ready to serve with Roti, Chapati, Naan, or even Rice.|
As we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words. Any recipe can be easily understood even with just a single image. Along with the steps above, you can also follow the pictorial representation given below. These are the major 9 steps while cooking Aloo Matar Sabzi and will help you to see whether your dish is coming as exactly or closer to the recipe given. Follow these well and enjoy your cooking. Happy Cooking!
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– You can use any type of Green Peas, frozen or fresh.
– Adding Onion and Garlic can be skipped if want to make No Onion No Garlic Curry.
– Potatoes can be replaced by Paneer also to make Matar Paneer recipe.