Instant Pot Aloo Matar (Potato & Pea Curry)

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Aloo Matar, a popular Punjabi curry, is a simple and comforting dish. Potatoes and peas are humble ingredients, but when you serve them in a fragrant spiced tomato sauce, they turn into something extraordinary.

aloo matar - Indian potato pea curry

I almost always have potatoes (aloo) in my pantry and a bag of frozen peas (matar) in the freezer. As long as you’ve got those two things and some of my onion masala prepared, then you can make aloo matar in an Instant Pot in no time at all. This is an easy, hands-off recipe that is absolutely delicious!

aloo matar - Indian potato pea curry

An onion masala recipe:

This recipe is part of my Indian Onion Masala Series!

If you don’t know about the magic sauce that is onion masala, then check out my series! We all know the key to a person’s heart is through their stomach, right? Right. So hopefully, by the end of the month, you’ll be in love with ME for sharing these easy and tasty recipes (lol). Or I mean, hopefully, you can win over the heart of whoever you’re cooking for… if not, more food for you. 😉

I am not a vegetarian but if you are, then you must start cooking Indian food if you don’t already. If you can cook Indian food, then you’ll never get bored eating a vegetarian diet. There are SO many tasty Indian veggie dishes out there including this one. If you’re looking for more recipes, you can find all of my Indian vegetarian recipes here (this list gets updated often).

Serve aloo matar with an Indian flatbread like roti or paratha (or if you are gluten-free, then use my paleo naan or basmati rice). Or eat it by itself – like a veggie soup!

aloo matar - Indian potato pea curry

Instant Pot Aloo Matar (Potato Pea Curry)

aloo matar - Indian potato pea curry

Instant Pot Aloo Matar (Potato Pea Curry)

This popular Punjabi curry is a simple and comforting dish. I almost always have potatoes in my pantry and a bag of frozen peas in the freezer and so even when the fridge is empty, I can still create this delicious curry. Potatoes and peas are humble ingredients, but when you serve them in a fragrant spiced tomato sauce, they really shine.
4.87 from 15 reviews
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Servings 4
Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine Indian

Ingredients
 

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ cup frozen or fresh/thawed onion masala
  • 1 serrano minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 medium potatoes approx. 1 pound, chopped (in 1-1 ½ inch pieces)
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 ½ cups water

Instructions
 

  • Press the sauté button on the Instant Pot, add the oil and allow it to heat up for a minute. Add the cumin seeds and serrano pepper and once the cumin seeds turn brown, add the remaining ingredients to the pot.
  • Secure the lid, close the pressure valve and cook for 5 minutes at high pressure.
  • Open the valve to quick release any remaining pressure. If you prefer a thicker consistency, mash a bit of the potato into the curry.

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  1. Nan Hedrick says

    5 stars
    Another delicious quick meal using the onion masala I made. I confess, I made a couple of additions which made it a thick stew. I added 2 large carrots, chopped, 1/2 cup yellow lentils, and 1/2 cup water. I cooked in Instant Pot for 6 minutes with high pressure, natural release. I like that it makes 4 servings, 2 meals for us, so that we don’t get tired of it. Will definitely make again!!

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