Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Potatoes and Peas; Sukhe Aloo Mattar

Based on the recipe from "Pure & Simple, Homemade Indian Vegetarian Cuisine" by Vidhu Mittal.

This is a tremendous cookbook and I highly recommend that you add it to your collection! It is easy-to-understand and filled with beautiful photographs on every page.

This dish was wonderful and I had hoped there would be leftovers so that I could make a frittata with the potatoes and sea; alas, the three of us ate it all!


4 Potatoes, medium-sized, boiled, peeled, cut into 1" cubes (I used red and didn't peel)
1/2 cup Green peas, boiled (I used 1 cup frozen sweet peas)
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 pinch Asafetida (I didn't have it so I didn't use it)
1 tsp Cumin seeds (I used ground Cumin)
3/4 tsp Ginger paste (I used ground Ginger)
1/4 tsp Turmeric poweder
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
2 Tomatoes, medium-sized, grated (I seeded and diced)
2 tsp Ground coriander
1/4 tsp Garam masala
2 tbsp Cilantro Leaves, chopped
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
Salt and black pepper to taste


1. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil in pan for 30 seconds; add asafetida, cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp ginger paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and grated tomato; cook until oil separates. Add cut potatoes and mix well.
2. Add cilantro, salt, garam masala and cook for 5 minutes on low, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
3. Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a pan for 30 seconds; add cumin seeds, 1/4 tsp ginger pasta, green peas, salt and pepper; cook on low heat for 2 minutes.
4. Mix with prepared potatoes. Serve hot.

I served this with Roast Chicken and Caramelized Onions.


  1. this sounds absolutely divine, bruce! i just learned how to make my own naan this past weekend + this sukhe aloo mattar would be a great accompaniment for it. =)

  2. i love indian food the best.
    i would love this!


  3. I love anything with peas. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  4. It was great dish and I will make it again.

    I got the book from the library and plan to buy a copy.

    FYI: http://bruceskitchen.blogspot.com/2010/09/cook-of-week.html

    Amy, that is awesome!!!

  5. We enjoyed this last night, but switched it up a little (based on what we had) added carrots to the boiling water along w/ the potatoes, omitted the tomatoes, and added a shallot w/ ground beef (to make it a meal) along w/ all of the spices.... DELICIOUS (and my kids agreed!). :)