Instant pot Aloo matar

Instant pot Aloo matar

Aloo matar is a very easy and basic recipe blending green peas with the humble potato in an onion and tomato based gravy. This recipe is suited for vegetarians and vegans. This recipe is whole 30 compliant too. This aloo matar recipe is quick to make, under 30 minutes so, it is a perfect option for a quick-fix lunch or dinner

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You may have read in my previous posts that you cannot go wrong with potatoes and yes I reiterate that. Potato is so multifaceted it goes with every other vegetable. Aloo matar is an amazing blend of potatoes and green peas in red onion-tomato based gravy.If you are meal prepping on weekends, having the onion tomato base can greatly reduce the times to make the recipe and weeknight dinner will be ready in minutes. I’m making this using instant pot. I have the IP Duo 60 which I absolutely adore and use every single day.You can follow the same steps for stove top version using a regular pressure cooker.

Here is how to make the Aloo matar watch video super quick:

Ingredients:

  • 3 potatoes washed, peeled and cubed ( I use russet potatoes)
  • 1 cup peas (I use frozen; you can use fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon carom seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • salt as per taste
  • cilantro/ coriander leaves for garnish

Steps to make Aloo matar:

  1. Turn on IP in sauté mode
  2. Add oil and mustard seeds.
  3. When mustard seeds start spluttering add cumin and carom seeds.
  4. Next add onions and sauté till they become translucent.
  5. Add the tomatoes next and add turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander cumin powder, salt and garam masala powder.
  6. Having this onion tomato base prepped earlier can reduce the recipe time significantly.
  7. Next stir in the potatoes and peas and add some water.
  8. Close the IP and seal vent.
  9. Change IP setting to pressure cook for 6 minutes and let pressure release naturally when done.
  10. If using pressure cooker, cook for 2 whistles and then simmer for 2 minutes.
  11. You can also cook in a covered pan on stove top for about 18 minutes, stirring intermittently.
  12. Garnish with  cilantro and enjoy with rotis or rice.

Here is the printable version of the recipe:

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Instant Pot Aloo Matar

July 10, 2021
: Easy

Potato and peas curry cooked in onion tomato base

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Ingredients
  • • 3 potatoes washed, peeled and cubed
  • • 1 cup peas
  • • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • • 2 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • • 1/4 teaspoon carom seeds
  • • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • • 1/2 teaspoon coriander cumin powder
  • • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • • salt as per taste
  • • cilantro/ coriander leaves for garnish
Directions
  • Step 1 1. Turn on IP in sauté mode
  • Step 2 2. Add oil and mustard seeds.
  • Step 3 3. When mustard seeds start spluttering add cumin and carom seeds.
  • Step 4 4. Next add onions and sauté till they become translucent.
  • Step 5 5. Add the tomatoes next and add turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander cumin powder, salt and garam masala powder.
  • Step 6 6. Having this onion tomato base prepped earlier can reduce the recipe time significantly.
  • Step 7 7. Next stir in the potatoes and peas and add some water.
  • Step 8 8. Close the IP and seal vent.
  • Step 9 9. Change IP setting to pressure cook for 6 minutes and let pressure release naturally when done.
  • Step 10 10. If using pressure cooker, cook for 2 whistles and then simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Step 11 11. You can also cook in a covered pan on stove top for about 18 minutes, stirring intermittently.
  • Step 12 12. Garnish with cilantro and enjoy with rotis or rice.

 

Yum


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