Aloo Matar Bhaji (Dry Peas and Potatoes)


  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely grated ginger
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 1/3 cup peas, parboiled and drained if fresh/defrosted if frozen
  • 150 gm potato boiled and diced
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Put the oil in a pan and set it over medium heat
  2. When hot, add the cumin seeds and let them sizzle
  3. Add the onions and fry for 5-6 minutes till onions are soft
  4. Add the ginger, chillies and turmeric powder and fry for a minute
  5. Add the peas, potatoes, salt and pepper and stir fry for 2-3 minutes, sprinkling with a little water if the peas get too dry

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