Aloo mutter
Aloo mutter cooked in a kadai
Alternative namesAloo Mattar
Place of originIndian subcontinent
Region or stateNorth India, Indian subcontinent
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsPotatoes and peas
VariationsAlso served dry without gravy

Aloo mutter (also spelled aloo mattar or aloo matar or alu) is a North Indian dish from the Indian subcontinent which is made from potatoes (Aloo) and peas (mattar) in a mildly spiced creamy tomato based gravy.[1][2] It is a vegetarian dish.[3] The gravy base is generally cooked with garlic, ginger, onion, tomatoes, cilantro (coriander), cumin seeds, red chilli, turmeric, garam masala, and many other spices. It can also be made without onion or garlic.[4]

Aloo mutter is also available commercially in ready-to-eat packets, which need to be heated and served.[5] It is also used as a filling in some variations of dosa.[6] It is served in most North Indian restaurants and is one of the most iconic dishes of North Indian cuisine featured in the West.

See also


  1. ^ KUMAWAT, LOVESH (18 May 2020). CUISINE. NotionPress. ISBN 978-1-64850-162-3.
  2. ^ Dalal, Tarla (2007). Punjabi Khana. Sanjay & Co. p. 35. ISBN 978-8189491543.
  3. ^ "Chefs whip up home-cooked meals this Deepavali". The Star. 12 October 2009. Archived from the original on 13 April 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Ashwani Ahuja". MidWeek. 21 September 2007. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  5. ^ "ITC has taste for heat & eat food". The Telegraph. 13 July 2003. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  6. ^ "It's raining dosas". The Hindu. 9 December 2010. Archived from the original on 18 August 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2012.