Aloo Mattar with Cottage Cheese

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Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Serves: 4


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 big potatoes - peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp mild red chili powder
  • salt per taste
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp cottage cheese to garnish
  • Pickled red pepper slice and coriander to garnish


  1. Heat the olive oil in a broad pan. Add the cumin and let it cook for a minute.
  2. Add the potatoes, stir with the cumin oil and reduce heat to low.
  3. Cover the pan and let it simmer on low for 10 min. Keep stirring in between so that it does not burn.
  4. Add the turmeric, chili powder and salt. Stir well and cook for another 5 minutes covered.
  5. Wash the frozen peas under hot water and add it to the potatoes. Stir well and again cover the pan. Simmer until potatoes are done (approximately 10 min. more).
  6. Transfer to a serving dish, top with the cottage cheese, pickled red pepper and coriander. Serve with buckwheat chapati.

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