Aamrus Aloo Matar

I heard about Aamrus aloo for the first time in Chef Venkatesh Bhat’s show. I found it to be very different and interesting.

Now being the mango season, I wanted to try this recipe. As I had not noted down his exact recipe, I browsed the net to find out more about this recipe. I saw Sanjeev Kapoor’s recipe and Nita Mehta’s too. I have combined both and made this dish. And instead of using only potatoes, I have used peas to increase the protein content.

It was a super hit at home. Both my kids loved it and gave a thumps up for this new recipe:)


Boiled and diced potato – 2 cups

Boiled fresh peas- 1 cup

Ripe mango puree – 1 cup

Onion- 3

Melon seeds – 2 tbsp

Yogurt – 3/4th cup

Fresh cream – 2 tbsp

Saffron strands- few

Milk – 1 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder- 1 tsp

Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp

Jeera – 1 tsp

Cardamom- 2

Cloves – 2-3

Slit green chillies- 3

Grated ginger- 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil – 1 tbsp + as much required for shallow frying.

For the spice powder

Jeera – 1/2 tsp

Pepper- 1/4th tsp

Cardamom- 2

Cloves – 2-3


Soak the melon seeds in little water for sometime. Grind to a smooth paste and keep it aside.

Soak the saffron in milk.

Peel, wash, chop and grind the onions to a puree.

Shallow fry ( can deep fry too) the potatoes and keep it aside.

Dry roast the ingredients mentioned for spice powder. Cool and grind to powder. Keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add jeera, cloves and cardamom and sauté for few seconds.

Add the grated ginger and slit green chillies and sauté again for few seconds.

Nos add the onion puree. Sauté till turns light brown.

Add the yogurt ( beaten well), melon seeds paste, red chilli powder and turmeric and mix well. Add 1/2 cup of water, mix again. Let it boil. 

Once the oil starts floating on the gravy, reduce the flame. Add the mango puree, shallow fried potatoes and boiled peas. Add salt to taste, mix well and let it cook for few mins. 


Now add the ground spice powder, garam masala, fresh cream and saffron crushed in the milk. Mix well. Check for seasonings. Let it simmer for few mins.

Garnish with some fresh cream and serve hot with rotis/ parathas:)


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    1. Thank you for trying my recipe. I am happy that it came out well and that you liked it. Thank you so much for your feedback:)

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