Mar 18, 2011

Aloo Matar (Potatoes and Green Peas Curry)

Aloo matar is very popular and easy to cook dish.

Ingradients :

Potato - 4, medium size
Peas - 1 cup ( fresh/frozen)
Onion - 1 cup finely chopped
Ginger-garlic paste : 11/2tsp.
Tomato - 2 big finely chopped
Sugar - 1 tsp.
Salt as needed
Oil -1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
Musturd seeds - 1 tsp.
Cloves - 1 piece
Green Cardamom - 2 pieces
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Oil - 2 tsp.

Spice Powder

Turmeric powder - 11/2 tsp.
Coriander powder - 1 tsp.
Cumin powder - 1 tsp.
Kashmiri Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp.
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Preparation :

  • Boil the potatoes and peas. Cut half the potatoes into big pieces and mash the other half.
  • Heat a tawa, put some oil , add cumin and musturd seeds, fry till they pop up, then add onion.When onion turns goldren brown then add ginger-garlic paste and cook for 5 mins.
  • Put in the tomatoes pieces when tomatoes will start breaking up and become mushy then add all spice powder, salt and sugar.
  • Now add potatoes, peas and mix well with spice powder. When masala goes aroma then add 1 cup warm water. Cover and cook for few minutes. Cook it on slow flame until a thick gravy is formed.
  • Garnish with corainder leaves and serve hot with lachha parathas.

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