Aloo Matar is my Indian version of a quick mac and cheese or stir fried noodles. It is my go to dish when inspiration and time are both lacking. It is whipped up in a matter of minutes using pantry staples and virtually cooks itself while I do a few dishes and set the table. Aloo simply means potato and matar means pea. This very popular and much loved Indian classic Potato and Pea Curry has many variations. It is hearty, warming, flavourful, fresh and thoroughly satisfying. If I have a few extra minutes to spare (which I usually do), I grate some cucumber and stir it in a bowl of sweetened yogurt with chopped mint leaves for a delicious raita and microwave some pappadums. A very tasty vegetarian Indian meal in less than an hour is hard to beat on a busy week night.
ALOO MATAR ( INDIAN POTATO AND PEA CURRY )
Cooking Time – 40 minutes
Serves – 4