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aloo matar recipe | aloo mutter masala gravy

A very popular punjabi aloo matar curry recipe made using onion tomato gravy and into it potatoes and green peas are cooked in the form of a curry.
4.17 from 6 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Curries
Cuisine Punjabi
Servings 3 -4
Calories 114 kcal


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 2 medium size onions finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 to matoes finely chopped
  • 2 medium size potatoes finely diced
  • 1 cup matar/green peas
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves


  • Firstly, in a pressure cooker add oil and heat it.
  • Add cumin seeds, let them crackle.
  • Add finely chopped onions, chopped green chillies, mix and saute until onions turn soft.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell disappears.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, mix and cook until the masala is cooked well and oil starts separating.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, mix and cook the tomatoes until they turn soft.
  • Cook the onion tomato gravy until oil starts appearing at the sides.
  • Add diced potatoes, mix well.
  • Add matar/green peas into it, mix and cook for 4-5 minutes until oil starts appearing.
  • Add 2 cups of water, chopped coriander leaves, mix well.
  • Pressure cook the curry for 3 whistles or cook them until they get soft and tender.
  • Reduce the steam and open the lid.
  • Aloo matar curry is ready to be served with roti and rice.


  • Additional spices such as coriander powder and cumin seeds powder too can be added while adding dry spices which help in enhancing the flavour of the curry.
  • If not using the pressure cooking method then, cook the curry until the aloo and the matar turns soft by following the slow cooking method.


Nutrition Facts
aloo matar recipe | aloo mutter masala gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 296mg8%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1025IU21%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.