Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Aloo Matar - No Onion Garlic

If your taste buds are craving for an Indian curry, try this Aloo Matar without Onion Garlic, it will be a definite addition to your recipe file.

Aloo Matar-No Onion Garlic curry is a healthy, quick and simple to make. This delicious curry prepared with humble vegetables such as potato, green peas and tomato. Easy healthy side dish which is perfect with roti or puri.


This classic, delightful and effortless Indian dish is too good to be missed. In this finger-licking curry, potatoes and green peas are cooked in tomato gravy with basic spices. Although in this recipe no onion and garlic have been used, the curry is still full of flavour.  Aloo Matar is pretty easy to rustle up whether you use onion garlic or not. A crowd-pleaser curry which can be prepared when you are restricted to not use onion and garlic on religious occasions.

Aloo Matar-No Onion Garlic curry is a healthy, quick and simple to make. This delicious curry prepared with humble vegetables such as potato, green peas and tomato. Easy healthy side dish which is perfect with roti or puri.

I've been blogging past 7 years but never crossed any thought of writing a post on Aloo Matar in my mind until daughter suggested me a few weeks ago. I am so surprised that so many friends of her follow this blog, and so serious about cooking Indian food. Whenever they have a chance to taste our homecooked food, they really enjoy it and although they want to try themselves they find those recipes quite intimidating as generally, my recipes are loaded with exotic spices or many ingredients. So daughter asked me if I can post a few basic but tasty recipes which can be done so easily and within their budget. Oh, an of course not heavily loaded with garlic and onion as they don't want their wardrobe smelling of onion and garlic rather than some lovely perfume! I hear you guys as I know how tiny your rooms are. 

So I agreed with my daughter and promised her this post for her and her friends as all the ingredients in this recipe are easily available, not expensive and non-perishable.

Aloo Matar-No Onion Garlic curry is a healthy, quick and simple to make. This delicious curry prepared with humble vegetables such as potato, green peas and tomato. Easy healthy side dish which is perfect with roti or puri.


This Aloo Matar recipe is my mums, in her entire life, she never cooked Aloo Matar with onion and garlic. As soon as the winter chill used to creep in she used to bring Green Peas from the market while they were available. In those days green peas used to be quite expensive compared to other vegetables, so for her, it was always a proud feeling for her to bring green peas in the house. If I think back now, I wonder why I never thought about posting Aloo Matar recipe. In my part of the world, green peas are available abundantly all year around, not expensive and my freezer is always stocked up with them. 

I have used same ingredients which my mum used to add, only just changed the cooking method. She used to prepare this curry in a traditional kadai, where I use my beloved pressure cooker to speed up the process, not to worry, I am giving you both methods here :)

Aloo Matar-No Onion Garlic curry is a healthy, quick and simple to make. This delicious curry prepared with humble vegetables such as potato, green peas and tomato. Easy healthy side dish which is perfect with roti or puri.


Notes:-

I have used frozen green peas.

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Aloo Matae No Onion Garlic
Aloo Matar, this classic, delightful and effortless Indian dish is too good to be missed. In this finger-licking curry, potatoes and green peas are cooked in a tomato gravy with basic spices.
Ingredients
  • 4 Big Peeled and cubed potatoes
  • 250g frozen or fresh green peas
  • 175 g Passata or tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Minced fresh ginger and green chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 Tbsp. Oil
  • 1 Tsp. Mustard and cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. Red Chilli Powder
  • 3/4 Tbsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Ground cumin and coriander
  • 1/2 Tsp. Garam Masala
  • 1 Tsp. Kasoori Methi ( dry fenugreek leaves) optional
  • 3 Tbsp. Fresh coriander leaves to garnish
Instructions
Mix tomato puree and fresh green chillies and ginger.Heat oil in a pan, kadai or pressure cooker.Add mustard and cumin seeds, once they crackle add tomato mix.Lower the heat and cook the tomato mixture till oil separates the pan.Add kasoori methi and all the spices masala and salt. Cook the masala for a minute then add peas and potatoes.Mix well and about 300ml water. If you are using pressure cooker use less water.Cover the lid of the pan, kadai or pressure cooker and let the curry cook. If you are using pressure cooker turn off the heat after 2 whistles and let the cooker cool itself.If using pan or kadai, keep checking the water level, if needed add little more water.The consistency of the gravy should be like tomato soup and potatoes should not be mushy but well done.Once done turn off the heat.Serve in a serving bowl and garnish it with fresh coriander.Serve with hot piping roti, naan or puri.Enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings






14 comments:

  1. I find aloo matar and puri as a best comfort. The spicy aloo matar with soft puffed up puri is match made in heaven.

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  2. Perfectly done. Love to have it with Puri or chapati

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  3. Sometimes those recipies which we make often will never get place in our blog😉...this aloo matar is droolworthy..

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  4. Simple comfort food at it's best! All your pictures bring the food alive! Keep it up!

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  5. Such a classic and all time favourite dish. You are right Jagruti - we somehow forget that these simple dishes are the ones that make a hearty meal. you know the one we say - ghar ka khana. Pics are stunning

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  6. Aloo Matar and Poori is one of the best combos ever. Simple yet most loved. I simply love ur pics.each and every click brilliantly composed..awesome

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  7. Love aloo matar. All pics are excellent..

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  8. This is one of my fav combo.. Aloo and Matar i go crazy over them.. Delicious curry and super tempting clicks

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  9. Aloo matar is a favorite in winters but here we make it whenever we want thanks o frozen peas. Loved this no onion garlic version of yours.

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  10. I love a potato curry on a cold night. I also use frozen peas throughout the year too.

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  11. This is our all time favorite curry, I make it at least once a week. We like using fresh peas.

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  12. Lovely one, these are such handy ones. I do buy green peas in the season and stack them.

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  13. This is such a classic dish and the pics are literally tempting me to grab the bowl off the screen!!!

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  14. This looks yum. I love how easy the preperation is. I often make this

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