Dhaba Style Aloo Matar / Indian Roadside Restaurant Style Potatoes & Green Peas Curry

Dhaba style dishes are rich in spices & a special treat for the taste buds. This is a simple classic and flavorful Indian vegetarian dish made with a combination of potatoes & green peas with the addition of spices making it fragrant and mouth-watering!



Green peas – 1 cup (frozen or fresh)
Potatoes – 2, cut into small cubes
Onion-1, finely chopped
Tomatoes -2, finely chopped
Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tsp
Chili powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
Dry Kasturi methi – 1 tbsp, crushed
Sugar- A pinch
Oil- As needed
Water- As needed
Salt- To taste

Method: Heat oil in a pan. Splutter cumin seeds. Add the chopped onions and saute until golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry until the raw smell goes away. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until soft and mushy. Add the chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Saute until the oil begins to separate and mixture begin to leave the sides of the pan. Remove from flame and transfer into a bowl. Heat oil in the same pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Add the potato cubes, green peas, and salt. Fry for 1-2 mins. Add 1 cup of water and boil the potatoes & green peas for 8-10 mins. Add the kasthuri methi, coriander powder, garam masala powder to the cooked potato-green peas mixture. Add the prepared onion-tomato gravy and mix well. Check for consistency and add more water if the gravy is too thick. Season to taste. Cover and cook for another 5-6 mins. Sprinkle sugar. Remove from flame and serve hot with roti or naan.


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