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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.
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Servings 4
Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine Indian


  • 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


  • 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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