February 13, 2013

Aloo Matar | Spiced Potatoes & Green Peas Curry

Aloo Matar is one of my favorite 'Under 30 Mins' recipe. I always have potatoes in the pantry, they are so handy, aren't they? And,  I make sure that my freezer is stocked with frozen peas so that I can quickly turn it into a soup, add it to salads or other Indian Curries.

Now that Fresh Peas are in season, I buy them by kilos, shell them & freeze them in ziplock covers & use it whenever needed. It works out much cheaper that store bought Frozen Peas.

Aloo Matar

You Will Need:

  • 3 large potatoes - scrubbed clean, peeled ,cut into medium sized chunks & immersed in cold water until used
  • 3/4th cup green peas - fresh/frozen
  • 1 large onion - finely chopped
  • 150 ml Tomato Puree
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies - chopped
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • Fresh coriander for garnish

How To:

In a large pot, bring salted water to boil. Add potatoes, cover & cook for about 6 mins until the potatoes are about 90% done. Drain & set aside
 
In a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil. Add onions, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste & saute until the onions turn pink. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder & turmeric powder. Saute for another couple of mins.
Add tomato puree, half a cup of water & some salt. Add potato cubes & fresh green peas. Simmer for about 8 mins. The potatoes should be completely cooked yet firm.
 
Now add Garam Masala & simmer for a couple of minutes.If the gravy is too dry, add some more water or even milk. Check for salt & Turn off the stove. Garnish with fresh coriander & serve warm with Phulkas or Jeera Rice
 
NOTE:
 
If using frozen peas. You can add them after the potatoes are done & cook for a couple of minutes. Frozen peas tend to cook faster.
 
You can also add a tbsp of cream right at the end. This is what most restaurants do, to give it that rich taste. I mostly avoid this, unless Iam having guests over for a meal




16 comments:

Nandita SS said...

The aloo mutter looks fantastic Deesha!! BTW did you get that vintage enamel cooking pot from that lady in Ashoka pillar sale?? :)

Amina said...

healthy and delicious recipe... beautiful presentation..

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks wonderful

prathibha Garre said...

alu mutter is definitely a easy recipe...looks nice

Priti S said...

It's my fav too ...am making this today infact ....lovely pics

Rafeeda A. Raheem said...

yummy curry - the pics are fantastic!!! :)

Akila said...

Awesome click... Want to have the whole bowl...

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chinmayie @ love food eat said...

I have been freezing several kilos of fresh peas this year :) This aloo matar looks great.

M D said...

Aloo mutter is my favourite too. And its delicious with hot pulkas. Your aloo mutter looks fantastic Deesha!! Hope ur little one is doing good. Hugs and kisses!

Sushma Madhuchandra said...

very neat presentation of the humble dish.

aromaticencounters said...

looks yummy...

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Lovely dish...nice pics

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Lubna Karim said...

That's an yum recipe....one of my favorites with roti....

Kitchen Queen said...

Yummy dish.

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