I tried this wonderfully comforting, fragrant meal recently. Aloo matar is a Punjabi dish from the Indian subcontinent, featuring potatoes and peas in a spiced tomato base. It is easy to prepare and a delight to savor.
This aloo matar recipe was created by Anthony William, author of several books including his latest, Thyroid Healing.
I found garam masala in the spice section of the grocery store. I added a bit more garam masala and curry powder…a double pinch, or approximately 1/4 of a teaspoon. The recipe was not only simple to create, and adaptable, it was fun. And the spicy scent that filled the kitchen created great anticipation.
I loved this aloo matar. It had the taste of India that I was craving, without being too spicy. The cilantro and squeeze of lime on top was the perfect finishing touch.
I used all organic ingredients, making this tasty meal a nutritious one as well. And is there anything more comforting than dining on potatoes and peas? I don’t think so. I will be fixing this wonderful recipe often!
2 thoughts on “Aloo Matar”
This dish is unforgettable. When we took the train to visit our grandparents, aloo matar was the dish my mother made to take along on the trip. We ate it with parathas. The peas were processed peas and so yummy. Unfortunately, over the years the quality of food is not the same.
It’s one of my favorite meals! How fun to dine on aloo matar while riding the train.