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Quick Aloo Matar

easy Aloo Matar
Most of us love the well known North Indian entree Aloo Matar.  But it involves a lot of prep work, especially the restaurant style creamy one. This Marathi version of Aloo Matar, called as Matar Batatyacha Rassa is easy, even for newbies.

Green Peas/Matar - 1 1/2 cup
Boiled Potatoes - 2 big
Cumin/Jeera Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing - 1/8 tsp
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/8 tsp
Cayenne Pepper/Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Lemon or Lime Juice - 1 tbsp
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves/Kothimbir - few sprigs
Oil - 1 tbsp

How to cook Aloo Matar:
  • Heat about 1 tbsp oil in a pan/skillet and add cumin seeds, asafoetida.  After few seconds, add green peas and turmeric.  Saute green peas for about 2 minutes.
  • Add about 1 cup water, salt, cayenne pepper and garam masala.  Mix and cook till peas turn soft.
  • Add mashed (or diced) boiled potatoes and cook for about 5 minutes.  Add water if required.  Boiled potatoes tend to absorb water, cook till you get the desired consistency.  Turn off the heat and add lemon juice.
  • Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve with Puri or Roti/Chapati.


  1. Looks so spicy and yummy, easy to make too.Perfect for chapathi's.

  2. Yummm!!tempting and fingerlicking aloo mattar..

  3. Delicious...Such a tempting platter you have there...

  4. delicious and perfect for roti, great

  5. waah kya baat hai...aaloo matar aur puri.....issey achha aur kya ho sakta hai....yummy..delicious

  6. Easy as well as tasty.Perfect with puris.....

  7. . that platter is looking sooo mouthwatering.. my all time fav sabji.. first time 2 your beautiful page . you have a really wonderful collection here.. glad 2 find you :-).. do drop in at my space sometime..

  8. wow thtas so delicious dish.. liked the traditional name.. the platter poori n aloo mattar.. delicious combination uma..

  9. Looks so delicious, love this combo

  10. This is a lovely dish. Looks nice and delicious.

  11. gravy looks perfect even without onion, tomato. love the platter.

  12. lovely combination for rotis.

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  14. nice...looks good too..n tempting!

  15. I love the rich nad creamy gravy of this dish.Looks really tasty.

  16. good combo for chapathis, look so inviting and yummy.

  17. Thanks dear for remembering me and leaving behind the welcome note.....Please be there always to encourage me...the dish looks just lovely....

  18. yummy and delicious looking aloo matar..

  19. Here you come again with my favourite aloo peas for chapathi. So tempting yaar.


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