Potatoes with carrots and peas (Aloo Gajar Matar)

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Aloo Gajar Matar (the name means Potato-Carrot-Peas in Hindi) is Indian Main Course vegan dish. It’s suitable for lunch and dinner, both.


  • 2 medium sized potatoes, sliced in medium cubes;
  • 1 big carrot – cut in small pieces;
  • 150 g of frozen peas;
  • 1 tomato, chopped;
  • 1 green chili, chopped;
  • 1 inch (2 cm) of ginger, chopped or grated;
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped or grated;
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds;
  • A pinch of asafetida;
  • 1/4 tsp of red chili powder;
  • 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder;
  • 1/2 tsp of coriander powder;
  • 1/2 tsp of Garam Masala;
  • Salt to taste;
  • A little bit of fresh coriander/ other greenery – optional;
  • 2-3 tbsp of cooking oil

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  • Heat the pan with oil on medium flame;
  • Add cumin seeds and asafetida, fry them for a minute;
  • Add green chili, garlic and ginger, cook until they become golden-brown;
  • Add tomatoes and cook until they are soft;
  • Add all the spices except salt cook for a minute;
  • Add potatoes and carrots, mix it well;
  • Cook the vegetables on law flame, mixing occasionally, until the vegetables are half ready;
  • Add the frozen peas;
  • Add salt, mix everything well and continue cooking until the vegetables are soft (take care of not mashing them);
  • In the end add fresh coriander/ other greenery to taste;
  • The dish is ready!

Bon Appetit!

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