Carrot and peas stir-fry (gajar matar subzi) recipe – no onion no garlic recipe

Carrot peas stir-fry is a simple, quick and healthy stir-fry vegetable made with carrots, peas and mild spices. Carrots are excellent source of vitamin A which is good for eyes and green peas are full of vitamins.  Try this amazing dry curry with healthy carrots and green peas.  It is very simple but so flavourful dish. This is a no onion no garlic recipe.  It is made with minimum ingredients and goes well with rotis as well as dal rice, khichdi rice, plain rice or rotis.

If looking for similar veggie recipes, also try matar chole, aloo tamatar curry, matar paneer, kala chana aloo curry, carrot stir fry


Prep Time : 10 mins

Cook Time : 20 mins

Servings : 4 persons

North Indian cuisine


Carrots or gajar – 5 nos

Green peas or matar – 1 cup

Cooking oil – 2 tablespoons

Mustard seeds or rai – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seeds or jeera – 1/2 teaspoon

Ginger – 1 inch sized chopped finely or grated

Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

Garam masala – 1/2 teaspoon

Few coriander leaves for garnishing

Salt to taste


Wash the carrots in running water.  Peel the skin and chop them into small or medium pieces.  Keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan on a medium flame.  Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.  Once the seeds stop spluttering, add cumin seeds and saute  them.

Add the chopped ginger and fry till the raw smell of the ginger goes away.  Now add the chopped carrots, green peas and salt and mix well.  Saute for 3-4 minutes.

Add 3/4 cup of water and stir well.  Cook on a medium flame till the vegetables are well cooked.  Keep stirring occasionally.  Add little more water if required, if the veggies are not yet cooked or they get browned.

Once they are cooked well, add garam masala and mix well.  Switch off the flame.

Garnish the carrot peas stir-fry with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve the subzi hot with rotis or rice.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *