Gujarati Aloo Matar Recipe, Gujarati Style Vatana Batata
Recipe type: Curry
Cuisine: Gujarati
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Serves: 2
Gujarati aloo matar (vatana batata shaak) - A simple gujarati curry made from fresh peas, potato cooked in few indian spices. Perfect for afternoon lunch/tiffin.
  • Potato (aloo) : 3 medium size, peeled & diced
  • Green peas (matar) : 1/2 cup
  • Tomato (tamatar) : 1 medium
  • Oil : 1 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds (rai) : 1/3 tsp
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) : 1/3 tsp
  • Bay leaf (tej patta) : 1 piece
  • Green chilies : 1/2 piece, finely chopped
  • Ginger : 1/2 inch, finely chopped
  • Red chili powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder (dhaniya) : 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder (haldi) : 1/3 tsp
  • Salt : 1 tsp or to taste
  • Water : 1/2 cup
  • Coriander leaves (hara dhaniya) for garnishing
  1. Peel off the potato and cut into medium pieces. Chop the tomatoes and also finely chop ginger and green chilies.
  2. Heat oil in pressure cooker and once hot, add mustard seeds (rai) and cumin seeds (jeera).
  3. Once mustard starts fluttering, add bay leaf and finely chopped green chilies and ginger.
  4. Saute ginger and green chilies for few seconds and add fresh green peas, diced potato and chopped tomatoes.
  5. Give a good stir and mix well.
  6. Now add dry spices like red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.
  7. Add water in pressure cooker and close the lid.
  8. Pressure cook the curry on medium flame for 8-10 minutes (3-4 whistles). Then turn off the gas and let the cooker gets cool down.
  9. Open the lid and check with potatoes are cooked well. Mix once.
  10. Garnish the curry with freshly chopped green coriander (cilantro).
  11. Gujarati style aloo matar sabzi is ready to serve. Serve hot with roti, phulka, parathas and daal chawal.
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