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Dry aloo matar served in a white bowl with a glass of water in the background

Dry Aloo Matar

Dry aloo matar is a delicious vegan recipe from India. Made with potatoes and green peas it gets ready in less than 30 minutes and tastes great.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 171kcal



  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Once the cumin seeds start spluttering add grated ginger and garlic. Saute for a few seconds or until the raw smell of garlic goes away.
  • Add chopped onion and cook until it becomes translucent.
  • Next, add green peas, chopped green chilies, salt, all the spices except dried mango powder, Saute for about a minute.
  • Add 1/2 a cup of water, mix, and cover the pan. Let the peas cook for 4-5 minutes. Fresh green peas will take more time to cook than frozen ones.
  • Once the peas are cooked, add boiled potato cubes, and dried mango powder. Mix everything. Cover the lid and let it cook for around 2 minutes.
  • After 2 minutes, switch off the gas. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with Indian bread like roti/ paratha/ puri or dal and rice.


  • Instead of dried mango powder, lime juice can also be used in the recipe.
  • If using fresh peas, add 1 cup of water instead of 1/2 and cook for a longer period.


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 676mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 392IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg