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Instant Pot Aloo Matar

12 minute Instant Pot Aloo Matar - a spicy, flavorful Potato-Peas Indian curry which is a great meal option for busy weekdays.

“What? 12 minutes? Are you kidding me?” This was my son’s reaction when I made this flavorful, spicy Indian curry; aloo matar in the Instant Pot for him. Instant Pot is a new appliance in my kitchen and trust me, it not only cooks food fast but is also making me a SUPER MOM 🙂 🙂 I am just loving it!

The curry that I tried in this is a very popular and simple one, and it doesn’t require much planning. The main ingredients for this curry are potatoes, peas, and tomatoes, which are effortlessly available at every grocery store. This curry features classic Indian masalas like cumin, kalonji, mustard seeds, and fenugreek seeds. The tamarind and tomato puree gives the desired tangy flavor to the dish and the last kasturi methi makes it super aromatic.

It is super easy to operate Instant Pot and quick to make the aloo matar curry in it. The curry really goes well with rice, roti, or quinoa and is a complete meal by itself with some very basic preparations. So, on weekdays when you get home late from work and crave to eat something hot and hearty, then the Instant Pot aloo matar is the way to go.

With Instant Pot in your kitchen, a quick and delicious meal is always at your fingerprints!

STEP BY STEP VIDEO:

12 minute Instant Pot Aloo Matar - a spicy, flavorful Potato-Peas Indian curry which is a great meal option for busy weekdays.12 minute Instant Pot Aloo Matar - a spicy, flavorful Potato-Peas Indian curry which is a great meal option for busy weekdays.

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12 minute Instant Pot Aloo Matar - a spicy, flavorful Potato-Peas Indian curry which is a great meal option for busy weekdays.
Instant Pot Aloo Matar (Potato-Peas) Curry
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

12 minute Instant Pot Aloo Matar - a spicy, flavorful potato and peas Indian curry which is a great meal option for busy weekdays.

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: curry, instant pot
Servings: 6
Calories: 87 kcal
Author: Nidhi Bothra
Ingredients
  • 4 potatoes , chopped in 1" to 1.5" pieces
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 2/3 cup tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger , finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp green chilies , finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 1 dried red chilies , whole
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp onion seeds (kalonji)
  • pinch of asafoetida powder (hing)
  • 2 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp mango powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp kasoori methi
  • 2 tsp cilantro
  • salt  to taste
Instructions
  1. Press the sauté mode button on instant pot. When hot, add oil, cumin, fennel, mustard, onion seeds mixture, hing, dried red chili, bay leaves, ginger, green chilies and let them sizzle for few seconds.

  2. Add tomato purée, red chili, coriander and turmeric powder. Sauté it for 1-2 mins, then add potatoes, salt and water.

  3. Lock the lid. Select manual button and set it 7 mins on high pressure. When cooking is complete, quick release the pressure and open the lid.

  4. Now, put it on sauté mode again.  Add peas , tamarind paste, garam masala and mango powder. Crush kasoori methi between your palms and add it. Saute for 3-5 minutes.

  5. Garnish it with cilantro and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes
  • Cut the potatoes in 1" to 1.5" pieces. If you cut them smaller, they will turn mushy.
  • To thicken the gravy, you can mash a few of the cooked potato pieces from the curry.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Aloo Matar (Potato-Peas) Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87
% Daily Value*
Sodium 39mg 2%
Potassium 518mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 8.2%
Vitamin C 31.1%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 31.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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12 minute Instant Pot Aloo Matar - a spicy, flavorful Potato-Peas Indian curry which is a great meal option for busy weekdays.

6 Comments

  1. Reshma says

    Hi Nidhi, thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us. This was my first time using my instapot and your recipe made the experience all the better. Everyone loved how the aloo Matar recipe turned out. Easy, quick, and delicious!!

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