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this dry aloo matar recipe is tangy, tasty and mildly spiced sabji made with baby potatoes and green peas.

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dry aloo matar recipe with step by step photos – tangy, tasty and mildly spiced dry sabji of baby potatoes with green peas.


aloo and matar, their combo is always good. whether you make a dry curry or gravied aloo matar or even when stuffing them in parathas, samosas or kulchas or kachori.

i make this dry potato peas curry – known as sukha aloo matar often.  this recipe is a much loved and liked recipe of mine. best is to make this with baby potatoes and fresh peas. by the way for my readers who do not know – in hindi, aloo is potatoes and matar is peas… 🙂

to make this tasty dry aloo matar recipe, the spice powders are easily available in the indian kitchen.

this north indian no onion no garlic recipe is mildly spiced, a bit tangy and flavorful. dry aloo matar goes well with bread, phulkas or even pooris. also can be had as a side dish with dal tadka & jeera rice.

dry aloo matar: dry aloo matar recipe

4.11 from 19 votes

dry aloo matar recipe

this dry aloo matar recipe is tangy, tasty and mildly spiced sabji made with baby potatoes and green peas.
course main course, side dish
cuisine north indian
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 25 minutes
total time 35 minutes
servings 2
rough calories per serving 445 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 10 to 12 baby potatoes or 3 medium sized potatoes (aloo)
  • ¾ cup fresh or frozen peas (matar)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder) or add as required
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur)
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 green chili (hari mirch), chopped, can also add 2 green chilies
  • 1 inch ginger (adrak), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • rock salt or black salt or salt as required

how to make dry aloo matar recipe

preparation for dry aloo matar recipe

  1. wash the baby potatoes thoroughly. keep their skin intact. chop them into two. 

  2. rinse the green peas as well. also chop the green chilies and ginger. keep aside.

making dry aloo matar

  1. heat oil in a pan. fry the cumin seeds first. then add the potatoes and peas and stir. saute for 7 to 8 minutes.

  2. add chopped green chili & ginger and stir for a minute.
  3. now add red chili powder, cumin powder and coriander powder. stir again for a minute. now add ⅓ to ⅔ cup water.

  4. cover tightly and simmer the veggies for 20-25 minutes or till done.
  5. in between do check. the water may dry depending on the size of your pan.
  6. if the water dries up, then add some more water. about ¼ or ⅓ cup.

  7. once the potatoes and peas are cooked and the mixture is totally dry,
  8. then finally add salt, dry mango powder (amchur powder) and garam masala powder.

  9. mix well and the add chaat masala powder.
  10. garnish aloo matar ki sabji with chopped coriander leaves.

  11. while serving dry aloo mutter serve with lime wedges if you prefer.

  12. aloo matar ki sabji will go well with rotis, parathas or as a side dish with dal rice combo or kadhi-rice combo.

recipe notes

tips for making dry aloo matar
  1. you can also make this aloo matar ki sabji in a pressure cooker. after adding water, cover the cooker with a lid and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles till done.
  2. the proportion of the spice powders can be adjusted to suit your preferences.
  3. if making this dry aloo matar sabji for religious fasting or vrat than use rock salt/sendha namak and avoid adding any ingredient which you don't use for fasting days in your family.

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how to make dry aloo matar 

1: heat oil in a pan. splutter cumin seeds. now add chopped baby potatoes and peas (matar).

dry aloo matar

2: mix well.

dry aloo matar recipe

3: saute for some 7-8 minutes. add chopped green chilies and ginger.

saute aloo matar

4: stir for a minute.

stir the aloo matar recipe

5: now add red chili powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. stir for a minute.

add spices to dry aloo matar recipe

6: add about ⅓ to ⅔ cup of water.

adding water to aloo matar

7: cover the pan tightly and let the aloo and matar simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes. in between do check and if the water dries up, then add some more water. once the veggies are cooked and the mixture is totally dry, then add salt, garam masala powder and dry mango powder (amchur powder).

let the aloo matar simmer

8: stir and lastly add some chaat masala powder.

add masala to dry aloo matar

9:  garnish aloo matar ki sabji with coriander leaves. serve dry aloo matar hot or warm with phulkas, pooris or even bread. it can also be served as a side dish with dal-rice combo or kadhi chawal combo. back home, we have dry aloo matar with rotis and plain curd.

dry aloo matar or sookha aloo matar

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Very delicious recipes, can you suggest any subji recipe for traveling, atleast for 2 nd day with roti or puri

  2. I love all your recipes and refer almost everytime to the recipes by you :)… Keep up the good work…

    • Thanks Romi for your positive feedback on recipes.

  3. All receipes are awesomes. I always take referance from your receipes. Thanks a lot

    • welcome mayuri. glad to know this.

  4. Your recipes are so easy and tasty…. are you having your app on play store

    • thanks rutuja. yes we do have an app both on android and ios. you can search with the name ‘veg recipes of india’.

  5. Hey Amit.. Loved this recipe ❤️ thank you so much

    • Welcome Maahi

  6. Hii ! I tried the recipe but I faced the problem that the spices (ginger and all the masala) became one pile and it did not cover the potatoes so it was like eating the spices and potatoes separately . It happened after I added water ,before that the mixture was fine .

    • i am wondering how this happened. usually when cooking with spices and veggies, they always get mixed well. even if water is added, the spices will get mixed with the water. so i have really no clue as to how this can happen.

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