Alu Mattar

Peas and Potatoes in dry gravy of mix spices.

Recipe by Noureen of Doha, AE

It is one dish which will spread aromas in house snd bring neighbours to ring your bell.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 can green peas or 25gms fresh peas
    • 2 med big size potatoes
    • 4 medium sized onion
    • 2 tomatoes
    • 2 green chillies
    • 1 tsp jeera seeds
    • 2 tsp fennel seeds
    • 4-5 pods of garlic
    • 6-7 sprigs of corriander
    • 1 tsp chat masala powder (any brand)
    • 3 tbsp oil
    • salt to taste



    1. In a cooking vessel heat 1 tbsp of oil.
    2. Stir in it 2 sliced onions, 2 green chillies slit, 3-4 sprigs of corriander, 4-5 garlic pods whole, 1 tsp jeera seeds, 2 tsp fennel seeds and cook till light brown and aromatic.
    3. Now grind this mixture to a thick paste without using any water.
    4. Heat remaining oil and add in it 2 finely chopped onions.
    5. when transparent pink add in it two chopped tomatoes.
    6. Cook well and stir in it the grinded masala paste (step 3).
    7. cook further for a while and add in it potatoes slices.
    8. Add salt and peas and cook till done.
    9. Lastly add in it chat masala stir well n cook on sim for a min
    10. Garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot with chapatis or parathas.