September 26, 2014

Aloo matar saaru recipe - bataate vataane ambat - how to make potato green peas curry

Aloo matar saaru or ambat recipe - Today I have come up with one easiest and simplest  saaru (curry, ambat) recipe of Karnataka, prepared with potato and green peas. It has mildly spiced coconut based gravy which really goes well with hot rice and chapati. There are number of ways by which you can make saaru. But this is the simplest method with very few ingredients. Check out other  dal, sambar, saaru recipes. 

aloo matar curry recipe

1 large potato / aloo / bataate
1 cup green peas/ matar / vataane
Salt as required

Grind to paste
1 cup grated fresh coconut
1 tsp coriander seeds, fried
10 fenugreek seeds / methi dana, fried
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder / haldi
4 flakes garlic / lasun, peeled
1 large grape sized tamarind
1/4 tsp garam masala

For the tempering
2 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
A pinch of asafoetida / hing
7 - 8 curry leaves

Aloo matar curry recipe
  • Wash the potato and peel it. Cut it into medium sized cubes. Boil the potato and green peas separately until soft. Keep it aside.
  • Fry the coriander seeds and fenugreek seeds separately in little oil and keep it aside. 
  • Grind together the coconut, coriander seeds, methi, chilli powder, turmeric powder  to a smooth paste, using some water. 
  • Once the masala paste become very smooth, add the tamarind and garlic, and grind it again to a smooth paste. Use water if required.   
  • Transfer this masala paste to a pan and add salt. Add required water to  make the medium thick curry consistency. Bring it to boil. 
  • Once the masala paste starts boiling, add the boiled potatoes and green peas. Add the garam masala and mix gently. Further boil it and simmer till you get the desired consistency. 
  • When it is done, make a tempering  of mustard seeds, curry leaves and hing. Pour this tempering on the boiling saaru.  Remove from the flame and Mix gently.
  • Serve hot with chapati and rice.
potato-greenpeas-curry for rice and chapati


  1. looks delicious !

  2. perfect side dish for roti..

  3. delicious and lip smacking.

  4. It looks so tempting,I lov potatoes

  5. Delicious, lip smacking curry


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