Aloo Gobhi Matar

Aloo Matar is a popular Indian Vegan Curry made with Potato and Peas. They are made with simple ingredients & basic Indian spices and still taste really delicious. { Vegan, Gluten Free }
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian


For Preparing the Onion Tomato Base Gravy

  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 fresh tomatoes pureed or 1/2 Can of tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste

For Preparing the Curry

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp kasuri methi
  • 3 medium sized potatoes
  • ¾ cup fresh/frozen peas
  • cup water plus 1/2 if needed
  • Lemon juice optional


  • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves


  • This Dhaba Style Aloo Matar is prepared in 2 stages.

For Preparing the Onion Tomato Base Gravy

  • Heat Oil in a Deep pan and add Cumin Seeds. Once it begins to sizzle, add finely chopped onions. Add a pinch of salt to speed up the cooking. Saute until they turn brown but are not burnt.
  • Add this stage, add ginger garlic paste and saute for another one min until there is no raw smell left.
  • Add Tomato, chilli powder and 1/2 a tsp of salt. Saute until the oil begins to separate and mixture begins to leave the side of the pan.Set this Onion Tomato Base Gravy aside.

For Preparing the ALOO MATAR GRAVY Curry

  • In another pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds. Once it begins to sizzle, add asafoetida.
  • Add cubed potatoes, turmeric , chilli powder, salt and fry to coat them well. Add 1 Cup of water to the Potatoes and allow it to boil. Cover the pan with lid on in low heat and check if the potatoes are cooked using a fork. This process approximately took me about 10 minutes.
  • Add Frozen Peas, Kasuri Methi and Coriander powder to the cooked Potato Mixture.
  • Tip in the prepared Onion Tomato Base Gravy and stir in well. Check for consistency and accordingly add more water as desired.
  • Sprinkle Garam Masala and sugar on the top, cover and cook the Aloo Mutter curry for 5 minutes.
  • Squeeze in some lemon juice . It is completely optional.


Adding store bought chopped tomatoes render a rich reddish color to the gravy a little lesser than fresh tomatoes. If you are using fresh shelled peas, add them along with potatoes. This will give peas enough time to cook. Crush the Kasuri Methi between your palms before adding it.
Keyword Aloo Matar, Matar Aloo, Potato Peas Curry

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