Gajar matar subzi – How to make gajar matar sabzi recipe – side dish for rotis

Gajar matar subzi is a healthy and easy to make vegetable and a perfect side dish for rotis, parathas or phulkas.  This sabzi is very popular and commonly made during the winter season in North India.  Fresh peas and carrots are easily available and in plenty during the winters.  This side dish is very simple to make too, as it requires minimum ingredients.  Green chillies and garlic-ginger gives a aromatic taste and carrot adds light sweetness to this dish.  Try and enjoy this delicious north indian dish with minimum spices along with rotis or dal rice.

Prep Time : 10  mins

Cook Time : 25 mins

Servings : 2 to 3 persons

North Indian 


Green peas or matar – 1 cup

Carrot or gajar – 2 to 3 (medium sized)

Oil – 2 tablespoons

Cumin seeds or jeera – 1/2 teaspoon

Green chillies – 2 (chopped finely)

Ginger-garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

Onion – 1 (chopped finely)

Tomato – 1 (chopped finely)

Red chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

Garam masala – 1/2 teaspoon

Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons (to garnish)

Salt to taste


Peel and chop the carrots.  Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan.  Add cumin seeds  and let them crackle.  Then add chopped green chillies and ginger- garlic paste.   Saute for  a minute.  Add chopped onions and fry till the onions become translucent.

Add chopped carrots and green peas.  Sprinkle little salt and mix well.  This helps to cook the vegetables faster.

Close the pan with its lid and cook on a low to medium flame for 15-20 minutes or till the veggies are fully cooked.  Once cooked, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and very little salt (as salt is sprinkled before)

Mix everything well and then add chopped tomatoes.

Mix well and cook for another 5-6 minutes till the tomaotes are cooked and gets blended with the veggies.  Lastly add garam masala and chopped coriander leaves.  

Stir well.  Switch off the flame.  Serve gajar matar sabzi hot with rotis, parathas, phulkas or as a side dish for dal rice.


Do not overcook the carrots and peas or  make it too mushy.

For variation, you can add chopped potatoes to this gajar matar sabzi.

If you wish, you can skip onions and make sabzi with just carrots, peas and tomatoes.

You can also use frozen peas but fresh peas gives a better taste.


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