Friday, 20 September 2013

Peas and Potato Curry (Aaalo Matar)

Aalo matar, Green Peas curry, cooking with vegetables, indian vegetables cooking,

Peas & potato curry/ Aaloo matar is a classic Punjabi dish which is made by peas & potatoes in an onion-tomato based fragranced spicy curry. It is a scrumptious vegetarian dish. It can also be used as a filling in variety of Dosas. It is very simple to make and can be had with boiled rice or Chapati or naan or Paratha. Following is a simple, easy home-style recipe of Aalo matar! It is not of the restaurant style. This recipe doesn't need much cooking expertise. It is made of simple and minimum ingredients & yet delicious & tasty. A few other easy & vegetable recipes are: Carrots & Peas, Potatoes with Cauliflower, Okra, Spinach, Mustard Curry etc. Frozen peas can be used but I prefer using fresh peas. Now lets proceed to the recipe: 


Peas                                                   1 cup (Fresh or frozen)
Potatoes                                             3 peeled and cubed
Onions                                               1 big (grinded)
Tomato                                              2 (small, blended) 
Oil                                                     1 & 1/2 wooden spoon (doi)
Green Chilli                                       2 (grinded)
Red Chilli powder                              1 tsp.           
Turmeric Powder                               1/4 tsp.
Garlic Paste                                       1/2 tsp.
Ginger Paste                                      1/2 tsp.
Salt                                                    1 tsp.
Cumin Powder (Zeera)                       1 tsp.
Coriander Powder                              1 tsp.
Whole spices powder                         1/2 tsp (optional)
Chopped coriander                             Few leaves


Heat oil, and add the grinded onions. Fry until onions are golden brown. Then add garlic and ginger paste, green chilies and the blended tomatoes, then add all other spices. Fry for few minutes, until oil separates. Add cubed and peeled potatoes and peas.

Fry this for 10-12 minutes. Next add 2 glasses of water and let it boil. Then keep the lid covered until peas and potatoes are well cooked, gravy thickens and oil separates. This will take 20-25 min. You can keep gravy as much as you wish! Sprinkle whole spices powder (optional) and chopped coriander! 


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Haffa Bexi

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