Saturday, March 13, 2010

Aaloo Matar ki Subji (Potato Peas Curry)

My hubby is a great green peas fan. Be it in pulao, curry or a parathas, this super nutritious legume always delights him. Benefits of peas are numerous. To cite a few - Peas are rich in water soluble fibres which helps in promoting intestinal health and by binding with cholesterol they help excrete it. They are the richest vegetable in thiamin (vitamin B1). It provides nutrients that is important for mantaining bone health. The benefits of green peas are well documented here.
The recipe which I am sharing today is a very frequently made subji in my house. Here I have used concentrated tomato paste as it gives a nice, stark red colour to the gravy. However, you can omit it. Here is the recipe for this curry.

12-15 baby potatoes boiled.
¾ cup peas.
2 tomatoes.
½ small onion.
½ tsp grated ginger.
1 green chilli deseeded and chopped finely.
2 tbsp tomato paste.
1 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves for garnishing.
1 tbsp oil.
½ tsp cumin seeds.
½ tsp red chilli powder.
¼ tsp turmeric powder.
2 tsp coriander powder.
Salt to taste.
½ tsp garam masala.

Serves 2.


Boil the potatoes. Let them cool down, peel them and keep aside. Boil the tomatoes in ½ cup of water and make a puree of it. Boil the onion and make a paste. Heat a frying pan. When heated add oil and add cumin seeds such that they crack right away. Add the grated ginger and chopped chilies. Sauté for 30 secs and add onion paste. Heat for 2-3 minutes and add the tomato paste. Stir and heat for a minute. Add all the spices and salt except garam masala. Cook for another 2-3 minutes so that the spices are cooked well. Add the tomato puree and heat for another couple of minutes. Add the peas and potatoes and garam masala. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes. If the consistency of the gravy is too thick add 1-2 tbsp of water to get your desired consistency. Take if off gas and transfer in a serving bowl.
Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with phulka or paratha.

I am sending this to the 21st edition of  MLLA Event started by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook and this edition being hosted by Superchef at Mirch Masala.
Also sending it to EFM-Parathas and Gravies / Curries Series hosted by Srilekha of Me and my Kitchen.



  1. I am also a great fan of peas
    Curry looks spicy and tempting!!!

  2. Me too! I love this recipe. I make almost the exact recipe. My hubby is not such a fan of peas though so mostly I have to make it for myself. Hey, in your picture...did you make the roti? Is that roti? Did I say that right? Grin. Do you have a post for making that? Oh my I must learn how!

  3. Hey Trish,

    The second is pic is a logo..Both look similar! I have posted some parathas but not plain phulka/roti.

  4. Thatz a delicious and rich gravy...looks so yummy :)

  5. Your aloo matar and the one in the logo looks identical:) and delicious! Hey Jyoti, Papad with ghee and mirchi is a daily routine in my household:) and so is papad churi:) My hubby needs it daily:)
    Have a great weekend!

  6. I love peas !! But sadly my hubby doesnt like that much..Yummy paratas with the peas curry..

  7. Beautiful colour curry, looks great with paratha...

  8. Too tempting..nice recipe too..

  9. Hi Trish

    Aloo Matar is one of the most time tasted breakfast dish in our home. Your preparation looks great. Would try out very soon.


  10. That looks really delicious,perfect with roti..and perfect for the event too..

  11. i too prepare the same way dear looks gr8

  12. A family favourite, usually in my menu at least once in two weeks :):) Urs looks ready to have with garam rotis. Click is good.

  13. What a lovely dish! It's yum!

  14. Looks love and delicious I love the rich and spicy gravy.

  15. yummy aloo mutter is been served here..thanks..

  16. Mmm I love curry. I'm having so much fun cooking with just vegetables lately. I don't even crave meat much. There are so many dishes, especially curry dishes, that you can make with different kinds of vegetables, I'm finding out. :)

  17. Aloo mutter ki sabji all time faviourte...looks tempting and yumy!!

  18. my fav curry! but I follow a totally different recipe al-together! Would love to try your version soon.
    And thanks for visiting my blog. You too have a wonderful blog with a great collection of recipes, I would definitely love to come back. So, started following you!

  19. i also prepare the same way looks delicious

    hey iam hosting give away if u get a chance pls stopby at my blog ..

  20. Looks really good!!! I am going to try to make it one of theses days.


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