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Aloo Matar Curry Recipe | Peas Potato Curry UP style

This is a tasty, simple homestyle curry made with potatoes and peas. It is really easy to make and tastes better with fresh peas though frozen ones work as well.
Course Main Course | Curry
Cuisine North Indian | UP style
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 cup shelled fresh peas or frozen
  • 2 medium potatoes chopped in cubes
  • 2 onions
  • 2-3 to matoes
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. chilly powder
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp. coriander powder
  • ½ tsp. amchur powder dry mango powder
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Make the masala
  • Take chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies, ginger and garlic paste in a blender and blend to a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai. Add cumin seeds. Allow them to sputter.
  • Now add in the masala paste. Be careful as it will splatter. Mix well. Now add turmeric powder and salt and let it cook on low heat.
  • I use a cover while cooking. Keep stirring to avoid the masala burning or sticking. Cook till the raw smell of the masala goes and you see oil separating from the masala.
  • Now add the cubed potatoes and green peas. Add a cup of water and simmer on low heat till the potatoes and peas are cooked.
  • Add coriander powder, chilly powder and garam masala powder.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning. You may add more water if you prefer a thin gravy.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with chapatis or boiled rice.


I leave the skins of the potatoes on after washing them well. That enhances the taste of the potatoes.
I prefer using mustard oil but you can use any vegetable oil of your choice.
Adjust the spice like chillies, chilly powder and garam masala as per your taste.