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Aaloo Mutter - Potatoes and Peas

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Aaloo mutter
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If you're in a rush but want something tasty and wholesome to eat, this is the dish for you. You can cook it quickly in a pan and even quicker in a pressure cooker. Either way the steps to follow are the same. Aaloo mutter is a great brunch, lunch or dinner dish and is perfect with freshly made puris, a fried Indian bread.


  • 2 tbsps vegetable/sunflower/canola oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 large tomatoes diced
  • 2 tsps coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder
  • 5-6 large potatoes peeled cut into 8-10 pieces each
  • 1 cup shelled peas (you can use frozen peas as well)
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsps of finely chopped coriander to garnish


  • In a wok/pressure cooker heat the oil and add the cumin seeds to it when hot. They will sizzle and soon turn slightly darker.
  • Add the green chillies and when they stop sluttering add the onions.
  • Sauté the onions till they turn soft. Add the ginger and garlic pastes and sauté for another minute.
  • Add the tomatoes, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric, red chilli and raw mango powders and sauté for a minute.
  • Last of all add the potatoes and peas and half a cup of water. Add salt to taste.
  • Cover the pan and cook till the potatoes are soft.
  • When the potatoes are cooked, turn off the fire, sprinkle the garam masala over the dish and cover immediately.
  • In a few minutes open, garnish with the finely chopped coriander leaves and serve.
  • If you are using a pressure cooker, time the cooking such that the potatoes do not get mashed.
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 5 out of 5
Easy but impressive, Member Kristen_Heather

I usually cook South Indian food at home, but in preparation for a trip to Dehli I've wanted to learn more classic North Indian dishes. This was an excellent, and effortless, recipe for aloo matar. I didn't have any amchoor on hand, but I did serve it with lime pickle for some sourness, as well as yellow rice, paratha and lassi.

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