Palak Matar Recipe | Spinach and Green Peas Curry

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Palak Matar is a healthy combination of fresh green leafy spinach and green peas made into a curry. The sweet and delicious green peas combine very well with spinach and add munch & flavor to this dark green colored dish.

Spinach is ground into a thick paste and cooked with Peas, Indian spices and condiments in a tomato gravy resulting in a smooth texture and perfect flavor.

Compared to its more famous and popular sibling Palak Paneer, this dish is vegan and also a good choice if you like spinach but are not so fond of eating Panner (Indian Cottage Cheese) or simply looking for a change. Also due to use of Peas in place of Paneer, the dish is rather light on your stomach.

Palak Matar Sabzi is quite nutritious as Spinach being a green leafy vegetable is loaded with iron and other nutrients and green peas are a rich source of protein.

The dish is a vegetarians delight and is a good accompaniment to all type of Indian breads like Roti & Naan and can also be had with rice.

To make Palak Matar at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Recipe Info


CategoryMain Course

Cuisine: Indian

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Nutrition (per serving)



Carbohydrates: 11g

Protein: 5g

Ingredients For Palak Matar Recipe

  • 1 Bunch (250g) Spinach (Palak)
  • 2 Medium sized Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Green Peas (Matar)
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 4-5 Cloves of Garlic
  • ~2 Inch Piece of Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Asafoetida (Heeng)
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Palak Matar

  • Wash the Spinach Leaves thoroughly and drain the water in a colander.

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  • Boil Spinach Leaves in 2-3 cups of water. Let it heat for 4-5 minutes. You can also microwave them instead of boiling.

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  • Let the Spinach cool down. Then transfer it to a blender and make a fine puree.

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  • Heat Ghee or Oil in a pan or kadai (wok). Add Cumin Seeds and fry till they start to splutter. Also add a pinch of Asafoetida (Heeng). Add finely chopped Green Chillies, Garlic and Ginger to the oil. Stir the mixture and fry them for a few seconds.

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  • Now add pureed or finely chopped Tomatoes. Fry the gravy till the Tomatoes are cooked and start leaving oil on the sides.

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  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt to the gravy along with spinach puree and green peas. Close the lid and let it cook for 5-6 minutes till the peas become soft.

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  • Palak matar is ready. Serve it hot along with any Indian Bread or Rice.

    Palak Matar Recipe Step By Step Instructions

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Palak Matar Recipe | Spinach and Green Peas Curry

by VegeCravings time to read: 2 min