Peas & Potatoes Curry (Aloo Matar)

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Serves 2-3

A quick, easy and yummy veggie curry, goes really well with rotis or chapatis or even rice! :)

cup peas
(fresh or frozen)
2 tbsp
potatoes, peeled and cubed
tomatoes, blended to a puree
1 tbsp
tomato paste
onion, finely chopped
1 tsp
cumin powder
1/4 tsp
turmeric powder
1 tsp
coriander powder
1/2 tsp
garam masala
salt to taste
green chilies, chopped
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
2 tbsp
chopped coriander

Heat the oil, add onions and fry until they are golden. Add the garlic paste, fry for a couple of seconds then add the tomato paste. Sprinkle the turmeric, cumin and coriander powders, and 1 of the chopped chilies. Cook for a minute on low heat, then add the pureed tomatoes and cook until all the excess moisture evaporates and the tomatoes are cooked.

Add the cubed potatoes and peas into the mixture, stir it in and sprinkle some salt. Then add about half cup water (or more depending on how much gravy you need). Simmer on low heat until the potatoes are tender and peas are cooked through.

Adjust salt and add the remaining chopped green chilli, garam masala and chopped coriander.

Serve! :)


salaam walekum,
hope u r fine. just wana to know in ur Peas & Potatoes Curry (Aloo Matar) recipe u said (2 tomatoes, blended or puree ,1 tbsp. tomato paste )

what is mean by tomato paste??? if i am already using 2 tomatoes then what is mean by tomato paste.Plz let me know.

so many of ur recipe you used tomato paste.which i dont me.
thank u so much.
allah hafi.

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W/Salaam, paste is the concentrated tomato that comes in cans or jars, sold in supermarkets or groceries and used in cooking. It adds a lot of thickness, colour and rich flavour to the foods.

shukriya, jazakallah :)

Can i omit the tomato paste ? As im making it now nd hve it ! Plz reply soon

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Yes you can omit.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, I do not prefer it in this recipe.

salam, i noticed u do not use red chilli powder here,whts the reason?

Very nice recipie.. easy to make and my husband loves it, Jazakillaah kheir sis and hope you recieve ajar for this as many women are secretive with their kitchen recipies lol.

I made this yesterday, hubby and I loved it. Its perfect for midweek when time is short.All the recipes i have tried from your website have been brilliant. Thanks a lot!

How many people does this recipe serve?

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Serves 4

Most of ur recipe s mention garlic paste. Instead
Can we use ginger garlic paste? N if nt.den is it ok to
Use fine choppef garlic in place of paste.becoz making 1tsp paste
In grinder.doesn't com out fine paste. Plz reply

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, if a recipe requires both ginger and garlic then you can use ginger garlic paste. Otherwise just crush or very finely chop the garlic and use.

Salaam,On an electric cooker which heat would u cook at from 1 to 6?

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W/Salaam, I do not use an electric stove top so you will have to estimate medium heat.