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A basic vegetarian recipe that is a family favorite. Aloo Matar (Potatoes and Peas) are cooked together to create a simple yet delicious sabzi ka salan.

Aloo Matar ki Sabzi

This potato and peas curry (aloo matar sabzi) is a family favourite! It's a vegan recipe that's super easy to whip up and absolutely delicious. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine Pakistani, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 170 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds zeera
  • 2 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon red chili pepper
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • 3 - 4 medium potatoes small cubes
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup coriander dhaniya, for garnish
  • 2 green chilies for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat oil. Add onions and fry till light brown.

  2. Add cumin seeds and cook for a few seconds till they splutter.

  3. Add tomatoes, salt, turmeric & chili pepper after the cumin seeds have popped and you can smell the aroma. Cook tomatoes for 5 – 10 minutes while mashing with a wooden spoon.

  4. Add potatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add peas with 1 cup water. If you prefer a dryer sabzi then add only 1/4th cup of water.

  5. Cook till potatoes are tender and desired level of gravy is reached. Garnish with green chili and coriander.