Gajar Matar (Carrots With Green Peas)

By: Manjula Jain

Serving : 4 people

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Gajar Matar (Carrots With Green Peas)

Gajar Matar is a healthy and quick & easy recipe to make. This mildly spiced, colorful dish can compliment just about any meal.

Gajar Matar

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cups carrots diced in about 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup potato cubed in about ½ inch pieces
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 4 whole red chilies
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder (dhania)
  • 1/2  teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

Method

  • Heat the oil in a saucepan, on medium heat.Add carom seeds.   The oil should NOT be very hot as the carom seeds will burn and lose their flavor.
  • Add whole red chilies and turmeric and stir for a few seconds.
  • Add carrots, potatoes, green peas,  coriander powder, and salt.  Mix well.
  • Cover the pan and let it cook on medium heat for 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Stir occasionally. Turn off the heat when done.
  • Add the lemon juice and stir.
  • Serve hot.

Gajar Matar (Carrots With Green Peas)

Gajar Matar is a healthy and quick & easy recipe to make. This mildly spiced, colorful dish can compliment just about any meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups carrots diced in about 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup potato cubed in about ½ inch pieces
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 4 whole red chilies
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder (dhania)
  • 1/2  teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan, on medium heat.Add carom seeds.   The oil should NOT be very hot as the carom seeds will burn and lose their flavor.

  2. Add whole red chilies and turmeric and stir for a few seconds.

  3. Add carrots, potatoes, green peas,  coriander powder, and salt.  Mix well.

  4. Cover the pan and let it cook on medium heat for 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Stir occasionally. Turn off the heat when done.

  5. Add the lemon juice and stir.

  6. Serve hot.

Dessert
Indian

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    Julie
    November 18, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Greetings, Manjula, thank you for this recipe. I often make it as a side dish with Thanksgiving dinner. As you said, it goes with nearly everything. I think it harmonizes well with the typical turkey, dressing, cranberries, and so on. And for those who don’t eat the turkey, it provides a different, interesting dish to enjoy! I have made it many times, and everyone loves it, even people who are skeptical about Indian food. Thank you again for sharing this recipe!

      Manjula Jain
      November 18, 2018 at 11:19 pm

      Juli, thank you, made me very happy

    Zenab Dahodwala
    December 8, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Hello
    Manjula Aunty

    I am watching your all varieties videos everyday. Tried few recepies. Your recepeis are simple and less time consuming.

    Zenab Dahodwala
    DUBAI – UAE

      Manjula Jain
      December 8, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      Zenab Dahodwala, thank you

    priyadarshini
    September 3, 2014 at 5:09 am

    juzz love ur dishes aunty…. helps me alot thnqqqqqqqqqqq <3

    Sheetal
    December 1, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Hi Aunty
    Thank you very much for the awesome recipes.
    I have a curosity,can u please tell the name of the stainless steel
    cookware set you are using in all the videos. I bought one set,but
    the food was sticking on the bottom.Pls let me know,i am in search of a good cookware set.

    balbiro
    November 19, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Dear Ms Manjula,
    Just came across your site. great recipes. will try them during these school hols. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes. Balbiro, Malaysia

    Stefan
    September 13, 2012 at 4:01 am

    Thank you for your recipes!
    I always wanted to try indian food but never found a nice source for recipes, think the search is over now. 🙂

    This one here is the next on my list but i’m little confused about the cooking time.
    Potatos need longer to cook than carotts, witch will take longer to cook than peas. But you add all at the same time.
    Usualy Potatos are served as a side dish in Germany, just cooked in saltwater for at least 15 minutes, up to 20 minutes. So i realy don’t see how they can be ready after 10 minutes.
    Perhaps american Potatos differ from the ones here in Germany?

    regards,
    Stefan

      Reet
      January 24, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      The moisture in the potatoes helps it cook quick. I use semi boiled potatoes or add a Little bit of water

    Diane Borden
    July 8, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Manjula,

    What a lifesaver you arer! My husband is Punjabi and I am full blooded American. I really wanted to learn Indian cooking as it makes him so happy. But when his friends try to teach me it was a pinch of this a pinch of that. And I don’t know the correct taste it should be. Your recipes are very tasty and easy to follow. Best of all they are heart healthy (no ghee!). Now our social circle of Indian friends love to come to our house when I cook your recipes. Thank you! I never thought I could do it. Diane

    Karla
    May 25, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    A friend made this for me tonight, using sweet potato and adding tempeh and kale. It was beautiful and so flavorful! Thanks for your site and the videos, I’m so excited to try all your vegan recipes! Namaste 🙂

    Archana
    January 10, 2012 at 3:44 am

    very nice recipe. We loved it. Thanks.

    Mishelle
    August 3, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I found you on youtube looking for a roti recipe. I could just eat roti everyday. I have been following and going through your website & recipes ever since. There are so many I want to try. I am from the Carribean where there is a strong Indian influence in our food. My aunt would make all kind of foods with curry. But many people use the pre-mixed kind. Your video recipes are easy to follow.
    Thank You Manjula.
    Namaste

    Fabiana
    July 29, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I love your site and recipes, Manjula! 🙂 Thank you for sharing all these great recipes with us! 🙂 I’m a big fan from Brazil! 🙂

    recipes
    June 14, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    You’ve got great insights about recipes, keep up the good work!

    […] Carrots, Green Peas and Potatoes. […]

    Corina
    March 29, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Hello!

    I just discovered your website and I absolutely love it!! tomorrow I will make this recipe!
    Greetings from Romania!

    Jinsy Anu Mathew
    January 27, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Hi Manjula Aunty,

    I am new to ur website…

    I found it very interesting….

    Ur way of cooking is easy to understand n simple to make..
    I tried ur gajar matar,,,,it came out very well….

    Thank u

    SamWibatt
    January 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    This recipe is very good! I have made it three times and it’s now one of my favorites.

    I notice that the written version of the recipe doesn’t mention that you need to mix water in with the spices to keep them from burning – if any readers were going to work from that, make sure to add some like in the video.

    Thank you very much for this recipe!

    parshottam mathur
    January 13, 2011 at 8:42 am

    this very testy recipe Thank you for this recipes

    amandeep
    January 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Namaste Auntiji,

    I discovered your website recently and this is the first recipe i tried and its awesome… my husband doesnt eat carrots but when he tasted this vegetable he finished it!!!! it tastes so good.. i like your simple and easy way of teaching us and i cant thank you enough.. i was so bored by my routine cooking and routine tastes but not anymore. . i even tell my mom whatever i cook and she sends thanks too, so thank you auntyji and keep up the good work.

    regards
    Amandeep.

    Gael
    December 14, 2010 at 7:50 am

    I am loving this web site! Thank you!!!!

    avani tiwari
    November 29, 2010 at 1:17 am

    really this is very easy and very very healty recepies. Didi, your whole recepies is very nice. thanks

    Priya
    November 28, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    I made this tonight and it was awesome!

    Gajar matar is one of my favourite foods, but because we recently cut onion and garlic out of our diet I was at a loss about how to make this. Thank you so much for posting this!

    I have a gluten free home, and I haven’t been able to find carom seeds that are processed in a gluten free environmen, so I substituted oregano for the carom and it was a great replacement.

    Manjula, my husband thinks I am queen of the kitchen because of your recipes!

    Jaya
    November 25, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    This recipe should be called “Alu Matar Gajar” for potatoes, peas, and carrots.

    Archana
    November 25, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I have all the ingredients…will be making this today!

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