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Aloo Matar

55 min


Aloo Matar, or Aloo Muttur, is a dish originating from northern India, which consists of potatoes (aloo) and peas (matar) in a spiced creamy tomato sauce. It's a very filling and budget-friendly meal, and very enjoyable throughout the whole year. We often order the dish from our favourite Indian restaurants, but wonderfully speedy to make it yourself at home too!



55 min


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  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    whole coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp
    whole cumin seeds
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 4
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp (4 g)
    freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp (6 g)
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
  • ½ tsp
    ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 4
    potatoes, cut into 2 cm cubes
  • 1¾ cups (420 g)
    canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup (240 mL)
    boiling water
  • ½
    vegetable bouillon cube (optional)
  • 1 cup (134 g)
    frozen green peas
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    coconut cream*

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  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat, add the oil, cumin seeds, and coriander seeds. Cook the spices, stirring throughout, for 30 seconds - 1 minute.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 3 minutes, or until the onion and garlic are translucent.
  3. To the same pot, add the salt, garam masala, turmeric, cayenne, and pepper. Cook for 1 - 2 minutes, or until the spices become fragrant.
  4. Add the potatoes to the pot, cook for 3 - 4 minutes, stirring frequently, so the potatoes are covered in the spices. Add the diced tomatoes to the pot and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Pour the boiling water over the potatoes and add the vegetable cube. Bring it to a boil again and then reduce to a gentle simmer. Cover the pot with a lid and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Take the lid off, stir it and cook uncovered for another 15 minutes.
  7. Add the peas and coconut cream, stir it and cook for 3 minutes, or until fully heated through.
  8. Serve with rice or naan, and enjoy!


  • * Coconut cream is the thick layer found on the top of a can of coconut milk. Placing the can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight can help the fat layer separate more easily, and yields more cream.


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Grains 0%
Proteins 12%

frozen green peas

Fruits & Veggies 88%

large onion

clove garlic

freshly grated ginger


canned diced tomatoes

No significant sources of calcium

vegetable oil

coconut cream

Nutrition info

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annie - April 20, 2021, 6:40 a.m.

This was so yummy! I loved it so much, thank you for your beautiful recipes!

PUL Team - April 22, 2021, 1:16 a.m.

Glad you enjoyed the aloo matar, Annie! Thank you 🤗

Dhivya - April 19, 2021, 11:35 p.m.

Excellent receipies. Could please share some healthy RICE brand that I can purchase in Canada? Can you also share some brand for Fortified rice? red rice brand?

PUL Team - April 20, 2021, 6:23 a.m.

Hey Dhivya! The brands may vary depending on where in Canada home is for you. Brown rice, red rice, and wild rice are delicious sources of fibre. White rice is another option you may enjoy.

To see if a food product is fortified and help compare brands, looking at the nutrition facts table is a good strategy. For more information on how to read a nutrition facts table here’s a resource:… 🙂

Margaret - April 19, 2021, 4:04 a.m.

This is my new favorite recipe I've made thus far. It is so flavorful!!

PUL Team - April 20, 2021, 1:37 a.m.

We're so happy you're enjoying it, Margaret :D

Stephanie - April 15, 2021, 1:04 p.m.

Hi there !
I would like to mention that I am actually living on Aloo Matar ! Seriously, it's delicious and filing.
The flavors are superb. I have tried to freeze portions, the exeperience turned out pretty good.

PUL Team - April 16, 2021, 11:01 p.m.

We appreciate this so much, Stephanie! Thank you for sharing :D

Ida - April 11, 2021, 8:09 p.m.

I made it today and it was soo delicious! Thanks for all the amazing recipes :)

PUL Team - April 12, 2021, 6:18 a.m.

Thank you, Ida! So happy you enjoyed the aloo matar 🤩

Jiya - March 30, 2021, 2:20 p.m.

I've tried numerous aloo matar recipes but this has to be my favourite! beautiful presentation, easy to follow layout and helpful nutrition tips! really appreciate the hard work gone into producing this, thank you to Sadia and the PUL team!

PUL Team - April 3, 2021, 12:34 a.m.

Aw you're too sweet, Jiya! Thanks for the awesome feedback and support 🥰

Adrian - March 29, 2021, 10:11 a.m.

So delicious, will be making again very soon!

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 11:09 p.m.

So glad you enjoyed it, Adrian :)