The English name for this dish can be “potato carrot peas” curry. This is another variation from Punjabi Recipes of the dry vegetable dish which is cooked with carrots, peas, and potatoes. The Aloo Gajar Matar Recipe has the combination of taste and flavors of three most important vegetables in its one dish. This sabzi is very healthy and easy to make. The ingredients and their health quotients along with its mild taste make it as a kid’s friendly dish. The dish and its flavors are suitable for the people of all age group and the simplicity in the preparation make it possible to make it any time of the day.
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Aloo Gajar Matar is very quick to make thus you can make this dish when you are tired and not in a mood to make something time-consuming. Even this dish do not require much of ingredients. Again to make this Aloo Gajar Matar ki sabzi do not require much expertise too. If you are new cook then also you will be easily able to make this dish. It is the simple and easy to make the dish at home which gets prepared instantly in minutes. There are just a few basic ingredients and few simple steps which you have to follow.
If I talk about the health factor of this dish then it’s completely a healthy dish with lots of nutrition. Carrots provide the high amount of vitamin A. So make this for your children. Give them Aloo Gajar Matar with chapatti. This will give them both delicious taste and a hearty health. Again the colorful appearance of the dish is attractive and alluring to eyes.
You can even make this dish for toddlers. Just avoid chillies and ginger. Also, cook properly so that the veggies become soft properly so that your baby can eat it easily. I make this dish for my 1-year-old son, I avoid peas because it’s difficult for him to swallow. And yes I keep some amount of water in it so that the roti can be mashed in it. The dish is tasty but it is not all spicy and also it does not need onion or garlic for its preparation, thus this dish is also preferred by the Jains. The technique of making this nutritious recipe is simple and swift, suitable for everyone including the non-kitchen person.
Though this dish is available at every other Punjabi Restaurant and Dabha, it is always best to make it fresh and hygienic food at home. Apart from being light on the pocket, its light on stomach and suits best when you have to prepare in less time. Here I have pressure cooked the veggies but you can also make it in a pan. I have mentioned the procedure below. Using a pressure cooker saves time thus I opted for it.
Aloo Gajar Matar goes well with roti and paratha along with pickles and salad. It can also be served as a side dish with dal rice. It can also be served in tiffin or lunch box along with rotis. It is also a no onion and no garlic recipe.
- The time required for cooking the Aloo Gajar Matar Recipe is 30 minutes.
- The measured ingredients serve 3 people.
- If you are cooking in the pressure cooker, then you may also add broccoli.
- Instead of green chilli red chilli powder can also be used.
- If making for toddlers then avoid the addition of ginger and green chilli.
Serve this mildly flavoured Aloo Gajar Matar with hot with roti, chapatti or plain paratha. You can also serve it as a side dish with warm dal and plain steamed rice. To make your dish as a complete meal, place Masala Papad on a plate as a side accompaniment along with any type of refreshing Raita.
- Coriander leaves.
- Grated or Melted Cheese
- Shredded Carrots
- Fried Onion Rings
Enhance the joy of eating this dish by making Gajar Ka Halwa or Carrot Burfi for a side sweet serve before, during or after the meal.
As we know that Peas are good for health and our body, you might be interested in checking other recipes from peas. The help in weight management, prevent wrinkles which are the sign of ageing, regulates blood which keeps you fit and reduces bad cholesterol. The other recipes by which you can consume peas in your meal are:
- Subzi: Aloo Matar, Matar Paneer, Matar Korma, Gobi Matar, Peas Veg Gravy Subzi, Methi Matar Malai, Gajar Matar Aloo,
- Rice: Green Pea Khichdi, Peas Pulao, Plain Pea Rice
- Snack: Matar Cutlet, Matar Chaat, Carrot and Peas Sandwich, Paneer and Peas Wrap, Peas Samosa, Matar Ki Kachori, Mushroom Matar, Matar Pakora,
- Soup: Green Peas Soup, Beans, and Peas Soup
- Salad: Green Peas Salad, Pea and Pasta Salad, Pea Lettuce Salad, Pea and Cucumber Salad
- Dessert: Peas Pancakes, Green Pea Waffles
Also there other dishes like Matar Dal, Green Peas Paratha, Green Pea Chutney and Matar Raita.
Similarly, the cooking of any food with Aloo is simple, easy and quick. The potato recipes are mild in taste and can be merged with flavors of any other ingredients with ease. The different recipes from potato which you can try at home are sabzis like Aloo Capsicum, Dahi Aloo, and Snacks like Aloo paratha, Aloo Tikki, Aloo Pakora, Aloo Chana Chaat, Potato Roast Garlic, Aloo Samosa, Baked Potato Chips, and much more.