aloo gajar matar

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Aloo gajar matar recipe with step by step photos – this is a Punjabi style delicious dry veggie dish made from aloo (potatoes), gajar (carrots) and matar (peas). Low-fat and vegan recipe.

aloo gajar matar recipe

This is a Very easy and simple veggie dish which not need much cooking experience. Even bachelors or first time cooks can make it easily. So when you are short of time or low in energy then try this recipe.

The entire dish is cooked in the pressure cooker, but you can also cook in a pan. I have mentioned the amount of water to be added in this case, in the recipe notes below.

This gajar aloo matar recipe uses very less ingredients and is not heavily spiced. Also this is a satvik no onion no garlic recipe. We usually prepare aloo gajar matar this way.

I also make Gajar matar this way. A few more simple recipes are:

This aloo gajar matar goes best with rotis or parathas along with a side mango pickle or lime pickle. It also goes well as a side dish with dal rice combo. It can also be served for tiffin or lunch box with soft chapatis.

How to make aloo gajar matar

1. Rinse the vegetables in water. Peel and then chop potatoes, carrots. Also chop the ginger and green chilli. Chop the potatoes and carrots into small pieces or you can even chop them into cubes.

making aloo gajar matar recipe

2. heat oil in a pressure cooker. After 1-2 minutes, add cumin and saute till cumin starts spluttering.

saute cumin for making aloo gajar matar recipe

3. Add the chopped ginger and green chilies in a pressure cooker.

green chilli for making aloo gajar matar recipe

4. Add all the vegetables – potatoes, peas and carrots. Add asafoetida and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.

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5. Then add salt and 2 to 3 tbsp water. Close the pressure cooker and cook for 2 to 3 whistles till the vegetables become tender.

aloo gajar matar recipe

6. Serve aloo gajar matar with rotis or parathas. It can also be served as a side dish with dal rice combo. Back home, we have it with rotis and plain curd.

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aloo gajar matar

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Aloo gajar matar is a quick and easy dry curry made with potatoes, carrots and peas. No onion no garlic dry gajar aloo matar.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Cuisine Indian, Punjabi
Course: Side Dish

Servings 2 to 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sized potatoes (aloo) or 220 to 230 grams potatoes or 1.5 cups chopped potatoes
  • 2 medium carrots (gajar) or 150 grams carrots or 1 cup chopped carrots
  • ¾ cups peas (matar) - fresh or frozen
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 inch ginger - finely chopped
  • 1 or 2 green chilies - finely chopped
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon water
  • 1.5 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • salt as required

Instructions

preparation

  • Rinse the vegetables in water. 
  • Peel and then chop the potatoes and carrots into small pieces or you can even chop them into cubes.
  • Also finely chop the ginger and green chilli. 

making aloo gajar matar

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add the chopped ginger and green chillies in pressure cooker.
  • Saute for about 20 seconds.
  • Then add all the vegetables - potatoes, peas and carrots. Add asafoetida/hing and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add salt and 3 tbsp water. Close the pressure cooker tightly with its lid. Pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles till the vegetables become tender.
  • Once the pressure drops on its own, remove the lid of the cooker.
  • If there is any water or moisture in the cooker, then simmer the veggies till all the water is evaporated.
  • Check the seasoning and add more salt if required.
  • Lastly add coriander leaves and give a stir.
  • Serve gajar aloo matar hot with rotis or chapatis or as a side dish with dal rice combo.

Notes

For cooking in a pan: add about 5 to 6 tbsp water and cover the lid tightly and simmer till the veggies are tender. In case the water dries up whilst cooking, then add some water and continue to cook.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
aloo gajar matar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1305mg57%
Potassium 844mg24%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 12945IU259%
Vitamin C 41.4mg50%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 5.3mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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32 Comments

  1. I tried your recipe. The taste was excellent. However, the vegetables turned mushy even though I kept it only for one whistle in the pressure cooker. I could not serve it for my guests.

    1. sometimes vegetables cook faster due to more water content being in them and their quality. cooking time also depends on the size of the cut vegetables. even if slightly mushy or mashed, the taste is still good and can be served. hope this helps.

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