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Alu Mattar

By: Noureen of Doha, AE

Peas and Potatoes in dry gravy of mix spices.

Filed in Main Dishes

Serves 4 people

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


  • 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.

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