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aloo gajar matar in a serving dish

Easy Air fryer Aloo Gajar Matar recipe (Indian potatoes, carrots and peas)

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Portions 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Low Fat


This easy air fryer recipe for aloo gajar matar is a great Indian side dish that is cheap and easy to make for Indian potatoes carrots & peas



350g white potato, diced

700g carrots, diced

160g frozen peas

Spray oil or Frylight

1 tsp cumin seeds

2 cloves garlic, crushed

0.25 tsp ground turmeric

0.5 tsp mild bhilli powder

1 tsp salt

3 tbsp cold water

2 tbsp lime juice

1 green chilli (optional)


Dice the potatoes into around 1cm size cubes. If you prefer larger cubes it will just take a little longer to cook this recipe. Add the potato cubes to a large mixing bowl and set aside.

Dice the carrots into similar size pieces to the potatoes and add to the bowl.

Measure all the spices, add them to the bowl of carrots and potatoes and mix well. If you are using a fresh chilli then dice it finely and add it at this point too.

Add 2 cloves of garlic, crushed, and a teaspoon of salt. Whilst it is easy to think you don’t need the salt I would highly recommend you still add it. I am not a big salt eater but think it really does help the flavours to blend in this dish.

Add 4 tbsp of water and mix well then set aside for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the air fryer to 200°c which should take around 5 minutes.

Tip the mixture into your air fryer, using a silicone liner helps ensure it is easy to serve up and easy top clean your air fryer basket. Cook for 10 minutes before stirring the mixture, spraying with spray oil or frylight and then cooking for a further 10 minutes.

After this ten minutes stir and spray with oil again, add the frozen peas and set for the last 10 minutes after 30 minutes in total your mixture is almost ready to serve.

Add 2 tbsp of lime juice and stir well then tip the mixture into a serving dish.

Serve with a simple yoghurt and mint dip and enjoy.


This is listed as 6 portions as a side dish but I would consider it 3-4 portions as a main meal.

Keywords: Indian fakeaway, aloo gajar matar, Indian potato carrots and peas, Indian air fryer fakeaway

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