Vegan Aloo Matar (Indian Potatoes and Peas)

Vegan Aloo Matar
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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
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There are many, many different ways to prepare Aloo Matar, Indian spiced potatoes and peas. Some recipes use a coconut base, and others simmer the potatoes in a tomato sauce. This basic recipe uses a few simple spices for a flavorful and tangy Indian food dish that is both vegetarian and vegan. Serve with rice, if desired.

See also: More vegetarian Indian recipes

What You'll Need

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced or grated
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 potatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups peas
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • garam masala
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, sautee the onion, garlic, and ginger for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onions are soft.
  2. Add the bay leaf, potatoes and peas and stir to combine. Add the water. Cover and allow to cook at least ten minutes, or until potatoes are almost softened.
  3. Add the garam masala and paprika. Cover and cook another 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Stir in the cilantro and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with rice if desired.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 336
    Total Fat 8 g
    Saturated Fat 1 g
    Unsaturated Fat 5 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Sodium 82 mg
    Carbohydrates 61 g
    Dietary Fiber 9 g
    Protein 9 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)