Aloo Matar (Vegan Potatoes and Peas in Tomato Curry)
"In this quick and easy, oil-free version, potatoes (aloo) and green peas (matar) are simmered in a tomato- and spice-enriched curry, to give you a hearty, satisfying one-pot meal. Serve with any flat-bread or rice for a quick weeknight comfort. You can control the level of heat to your preference. The intense red is from the tomato paste 😊"
-- @yummyyatra
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 35mins
Serves or Makes: 0


  • 2 large potatoes, washed thoroughly and cut into cubes
  • 1 1/ 2 cups frozen green peas
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • salt, to taste
  • cayenne, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons dried fenugreek leaves (optional)
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/ 4 cup cilantro, finely chopped


  • Step 1

    In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, toast the cumin seeds until fragrant. Add the chopped onions, garlic, ginger. Cook until they start to brown, about 5-6 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Add the tomato paste, ground cayenne, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground turmeric, fenugreek leaves (if using), salt, and cook, stirring, until fragrant and darkened in color, 30 seconds.

  • Step 3

    Add 1/4 cup of water and stir. Let the mixture simmer for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, making sure the spices don't stick to the bottom of the pan. Add another 1/4 cup of water and continue to simmer for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 4

    Stir in the peas and potatoes and add more water (if needed). Cover and cook until the potatoes are cooked through, about 12-15 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Uncover the pan, turn off heat. Stir in the garam masala and fresh cilantro leaves.

  • Step 6

    Serve hot with flatbread or rice.