potato peas kurma recipe | delicious aloo matar korma curry recipe

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potato peas kurma recipe - a south indian style potato peas korma made with coconut, poppy seeds, cashews and red chilies.

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potato peas kurma recipe with step by step photos – south indian style delicious potato peas korma made with coconut, poppy seeds, cashews and red chilies.

potato peas kurma curry recipe

i had made this potato peas kurma long long time back and the recipe was in the drafts for more than a year…. thats what a long long time is 🙂 so now you know from where the recipes get posted everyday. i don’t cook everyday a special recipe or dish, but i try to make sure that whatever i cook, turns out special. does not happen every time but yes most of the times.  i usually end up cooking the regular roti, sabzi, dal and chawal on most days.

i had bookmarked this recipe in a book. by now i don’t even remember which book. thats what happens when you keep on collecting and collecting cookbooks. i even collect newspaper clips and magazine cut outs and still continue to do so.

this is one of the kurma recipe, i liked and hence i am posting it. i have tried many version of kurma or korma till date and never satisfied with the results. i took the final pics, since the taste of this one was nice. this is a homely recipe and not like the restaurant ones.

to save time, i have made the kurma in a pressure cooker. i have mentioned below in notes on how to make the kurma in a pan.

few more korma recipes on the blog are:

this potato peas kurma goes well with rotis, pooris or even steamed rice. i had made kerala parottas to go with this potato peas kurma.

potato peas kurma recipe below:

potato peas kurma recipe, aloo matar korma curry recipe
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potato peas kurma recipe | aloo matar korma curry recipe

potato peas kurma recipe - a south indian style potato peas korma made with coconut, poppy seeds, cashews and red chilies.

course main course
cuisine south indian
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 10 minutes
total time 30 minutes
servings 3 to 4
rough calories per serving 257 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

main ingredients for potato peas kurma:

  • 1 cup peas (matar) - fresh or frozen
  • 1 extra large potato OR 2 medium potatoes - diced
  • 1 medium size onion - finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • 2 teaspoon fennel powder (saunf powder) * check notes
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 medium size tej patta (indian bay leaf)
  • 2 to 3 cloves (lavang)
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • 2 to 2.5 cups water
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon oil
  • salt as required
  • few coriander leaves for garnishing

to be ground:

  • 2 teaspoon poppy seeds (khus khus)
  • 2 tablespoon fresh coconut or unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • ½ inch ginger (adrak) - chopped
  • 2 to 3 kashmiri red chilies OR 1 to 2 dry red chilies (sookhi lal mirch)
  • 6 to 7 whole cashews (kaju)

how to make recipe

preparation for potato peas kurma recipe:

  1. heat some water and soak the red chilies and cashews in the water for 15-20 mins.
  2. rinse the peas and keep aside. rinse, peel and dice the potatoes.
  3. in a grinder or blender, grind cashews, coconut, poppy seeds, ginger and red chilies with little water to a smooth paste.

making potato peas korma:

  1. heat 3 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker. add all the whole spices - bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon and fry till fragrant.
  2. add the onions and saute them till golden brown. add the ground paste.
  3. saute for 3-4 minutes or till the fat leaves the sides of the masala paste.
  4. now add the spice powders one by one - turmeric powder, coriander powder and fennel powder.
  5. stir & saute for a minute. add the peas, potato and salt. pour about 2 to 2.5 cups water.
  6. pressure cook for 3 whistles on a medium to high flame or till the potatoes and peas are cooked.
  7. if the korma gravy looks watery, then simmer till the gravy thickens a bit.

  8. if the korma gravy looks dry, then add some water and simmer potato peas kurma for some more time without the cooker lid.

  9. garnish with coriander leaves and serve the potato peas kurma hot with some rotis, chapatis, phulka, paratha or rice.

recipe notes

* if you don't have fennel powder, then lightly roast 1.5 tsp fennel seeds and grind them along with the coconut, poppy seeds etc.
* for preparing the kurma in pan - follow the recipe till you add the veggies. add 2.5 to 3 cups water and salt. cover and let the veggies cook till done

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how to make potato peas kurma recipe:

1. heat some water and soak dry red chilies and cashews in the water for 15-20 minutes.

potato peas kurma recipe

2. rinse matar (green peas) and keep aside. rinse, peel and dice potatoes as well.

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3. in a grinder or blender add 6 to 7 cashews, 2 tablespoon fresh grated coconut or desiccated coconut, 2 teaspoon poppy seeds (khuskhus), ½ inch chopped ginger (adrak) and 2 to 3 dry red chilies with little water.

potato peas kurma recipe

4. grind to a smooth paste.

potato peas kurma recipe

5. measure all the ingredients and keep ready for making kurma.

potato peas kurma recipe

6. heat 2 to 3 tablespoon oil in a pressure cooker. add all the whole spices – 1 medium sized bay leaf, 2 to 3 cloves, 1 inch cinnamon. saute till fragrant.

potato peas kurma recipe

7. add 1 medium sized chopped onion.

potato peas kurma recipe

8. saute onion till golden brown.

potato peas kurma recipe

9. add the ground paste.

potato peas kurma recipe

10. saute for 3-4 minutes or till the fat leaves the sides of the masala paste.

potato peas kurma recipe

11. now add the spice powders one by one – ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi), 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder) and 2 teaspoon fennel powder (saunf powder).

potato peas kurma recipe

12. stir and saute for a minute.

potato peas kurma recipe

13. add 1 cup of green peas (matar) and 2 medium sized chopped potatoes (aloo).

potato peas kurma recipe

14. stir and mix well.

potato peas kurma recipe

15. add salt as required.

potato peas kurma recipe

16. pour about 2 to 2.5 cups water.

potato peas kurma recipe

17. stir well.

potato peas kurma recipe

18. pressure cook for 3 whistles on a medium to high flame or till the potatoes and green peas are cooked.

potato peas kurma recipe

19. here the potato peas korma is all ready to be served. in case, if the gravy looks watery, then simmer till the gravy thickens a bit. if the korma gravy looks thick, then add some water and simmer potato peas korma for some more time without the cooker lid.

potato peas kurma recipe

20. garnish the potato peas korma with  few coriander leaves.

potato peas kurma recipe

21. serve the potato peas kurma hot with some rotis, chapatis, phulka, paratha or rice.

potato peas kurma recipe

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 surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Thank you for your wonderful recipes! Amazing!!! Do you give cooking workshops or classes? If so, I will come! Where do you live? Thank you!

    • Welcome SB. I don’t give any cooking workshops or classes. Thanks for showing your interest.

  2. Hi, love your recipes! gathering the ingredients for this one. No tomatoes?
    What is giving color to this gravy?

    • its the kashmiri red chilies 🙂

  3. Hi…. All your recepies are really good.i hv tried matar paneer and kadai paneer, both turned out very well. A big thanks to you…
    I would like to know when you say 1tbspn ginger garlic paste means how many garlic pcs. and hw much ginger to take and also how much to take when you say 1tspn ginger garlic paste…Pls. post some soyabean recepies…

    • thanks shweta. in 1 tbsp will have about 1 to 1.5 inches of ginger and 10-12 garlic approximately. i measure them in table spoon. 1 tsp is 3-4 garlic and half inch ginger. i don’t make soyabean recipes at home so not able able to post recipes.

  4. Superrr im gonnna try

  5. tried this today and while the taste was good the coconut appears to have split, any reason this has happened.

    • thanks gladwin. it should not appear split. no idea why it happened.