Thursday, July 7, 2016

Potato Peas Masala | Aloo Matar Gravy | Pattani Urulai Curry

Aloo Matar Gravy - Potato & peas in the creamy tomato sauce. It's one of the classic punjabi dish and it goes well with all type of indian flat breads or even with  mild pulao.You can make this gravy as runny consisteny or thick masala consistency as per your preference, both ways it's taste very well. I like the semi gravy potato peas masala more than runny consisteny one. As potatoes and peas are loved by most of the people, surely it will be great side dish for any party or potluck.Now let's see the procedure.

Potato Peas Masala/Aloo Matar Gravy

Preparation Time : 5min | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Curry | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Potato - 2 
Peas - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 small
Tomato - 2 
Cashew - 4 
Cumin seed - 1/2 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - few
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch stick
Cloves - 2 
Cardamom - 1 
Salt - to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp

Cut potatoes, tomatoes and onion into small pieces. Heat the pressure cooker with oil, add cinnamon,cloves & cardamom and saute it for 30 secs.
Add cumin seed,let it crackle & then add onions, saute it till the onions become translucent and then add ginger garlic paste, saute till the raw smell goes off.
Add the chopped potatoes and peas,saute it in the oil for 2 mins. In the meantime, add the tomatoes and cashew into mixie and grind into smooth paste.
Add the tomato paste and all the spices(turmeric, chili,coriander powder) and salt.
Give a good mix, add enough water and close the pressure cooker with lid, put on weight & cook it for 3 whistle.
Open the lid once the pressure release automatically, add the garam masala,sugar and finely choped coriander.
Tasty Potato Peas masala is ready. Taste great with chapathi.


  • Adjust the gravy consistency as per your like.
  • If you wish, add one or two tbsp of cream at the end.
  • Cashew gives creaminess and richness to the gravy, so dont skip it.
  • Adding sugar helps to balance the sourness and spiciness in the gravy.


  1. Can I make this in a standard pot as well? It's my short term goal to get a pressure cooker! Also what is "nos"?

    1. Yes Top DJ, You can make this in standard pot, i used pressure cooker to speed up the process of cooking potatoes . I mentioned numbers as "nos", sorry for the confusion , correctly updated now.