Thursday 16 April 2015

Lemon-Thyme Curried Aloo-Matar( potatoes and peas)

I am really missing posting recipes on my blog these days but life sometimes gets so busy that you have to shuffle up your priorities. My blog's birthday is coming soon, I am feeling so excited but a little low as I am busy hence won't be able to have it a gala one!!! Anyways, this recipe has lemon and thyme that goes very well with eachother, infact lemon and herbs combination is fantastically good and so refreshing!! Aloo matar ( potato- peas) is one of my favourite dish and this recipe is a nice change to it. So try it someday and cook the natural way!! Hope you like it!!

You need

21/2 cup peas
3-4 potatoes ( sliced horizontally, 1/4" thick)
4 medium-sized onions(finely chopped)
4 cloves garlic(chopped)
3 coriander stems (chopped)
4 spring onions(chopped)
8-10 cherry tomatoes(cut in half)
1 tablespoon fresh thyme snippets
3-4 fresh thyme sprigs
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon paprika or red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2-3 tablespoon oil
salt to taste
water as needed

1. In a wok, heat oil, add cumin seeds. Let them crackle.

2. Sauté onions, garlic, coriander stems and half of the spring onions for few minutes.

3. Add thyme snippets, curry powder, coriander powder and paprika. Sprinkle some water so that the spices don't burn.

4. Add peas and lemon juice. Mix well and cook till peas are done ( add water as needed)

5. When peas are tender, add potatoes, thyme sprigs, lemon zest and season with salt and pepper.

6. Lastly add tomatoes and rest of the spring onions. Cook for 5 minutes more on low flame.

ENJOY with roti!

Serves 4


  1. very interesting recipe.. loved the flavors going in the recipe:)

  2. Lovely combination dear..yummy:)

  3. Added with thyme??? Nice invention. Over here we have to forget about that herb. Usually used coriander leaves and curry leaves.