Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Aloo Matar Recipe - Aloo Mutter Masala - Potato Peas Gravy

Aloo Matar Recipe
Aloo Matar is a simple Punjabi style gravy that serves as a great sidedish for roti and pulao. I clicked this gravy a while back and totally forgot about it and I realised it only when one my reader asked about it as I had put it on the coming up next section then I changed my mind and posted some other recipe.

I have made this gravy quite a few times now after that and we love the gravy with soft piping hot phulkas.The recipe is a modified version of my aloo gobi that I posted a while back. Quick lunch ready with Phulka,Aloo Mutter Masala, Masala Chaas and Jamuns for dessert :)

So now without any delays let us get on to learn how to make aloo matar gravy....Shall we?!
Aloo Matar Recipe

Aloo Matar Masala Recipe

Preparation Time:15 minutes | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Potato - 2 medium sized
Green Peas - 1/3 cup tightly packed
Big Onion - 3 tbsp finely chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp finely chopped
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 2 pinches
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Tomato Sauce - 1 tsp
Fresh Cream - 1 tbsp(optional)
Coriander leaves - just for garnish
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Jeera - 3/4 tsp

To grind to a paste:

Big Onion - 1 roughly chopped
Tomatoes - 2 roughly chopped


  1. Wash potatoes, peel off the skin of potatoes and chop them into bite sized cubes,Set aside.Grind the ingredients listed under 'to grind' to a fine paste,Set aside.How to make aloo matar- Step1
  2. In a pan heat oil - add the items listed under 'to temper' allow it to crackle,then add ginger garlic paste give a quick saute.Then add tomato puree nad saute for few mins till raw smell leaves.Add required salt.
    How to make aloo matar - Step2
  3. Then add tumeric powder,garam masala powder and red chilli powders, give a quick mix, let it cook for 2-3mins until it becomes thick.Then add potato and peas.
    How to make aloo matar - Step3
  4. Mix well till the masala coats well with the veggies.Saute for 2-3mins.Then add 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles in low flame.Once pressure releases open and let it boil.Adjust salt and spice level at this stage.
    How to make aloo matar - Step4
  5. Then add tomato sauce, fresh cream and bring to a boil.Once it reaches gravy consistency and oil separates switch off and garnish with coriander leaves and sprinkle a pinch of garam masala powder.
    How to make aloo matar - Step5
Serve hot with roti / rice or any pulao of your choice.
Aloo Mutter Masala

My Notes:

  • Cooking the veggie along with the gravy takes a little more time but adds more flavour to the veggie and gravy too.You can do this in pan too.
  • I added cream just for making the gravy creamy, you can even skip it.
  • Adding tomato sauce gives a nice tanginess to the gravy.
  • I used fresh green peas...you can use frozen or even try with dried variety.But soak dry peas overnight , then add it.
Aloo Mutter Masala

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. I too agree that it is a simple punjabi recipe. Thanks for posting . would try it out very soon.

  2. Hi,

    Is this gravy slightly watery than the usual gravies? Wonder whether all Punjabi gravies are a bit on the watery side..

    1. The gravy is thick not watery but its not creamy like PB masala

    2. Thanks for the clarification :)

  3. i love aloo matar, it's so nice to have with simple rotis :)

  4. when we need to add ginger garlic paste

  5. Aloo peas one of fav gravy:-) looks yummy

  6. Can we pressure cook aloo and peas then add it to gravy is that good?

    1. Yes you can do that too....but cooking it along with gravy gives a better taste I guess


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