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Aloo Matar/Potatoes and Peas Curry

Posted: July 7, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Serving yields: 2-3 servings 

Aloo Matar/Potatoes n peas curry 

Every indian know how to make aloo matar curry. This is one of the most easiest yet satisfying curry of all time. I have seen or eaten this recipe of different versions but the spices used to make this curry is almost same.  Every household has different taste of this, depending upon their use of spices and taste. I was going to make aloo curry for the dinner than while preparing the dish thought of adding some peas to it which will go perfect with jeera rice hence made this curry. 

Aloo Matar/Potatoes n peas curry

Aloo Matar/Potatoes n peas curry

 

Ingredients: 

  • 2-3 small potatoes, cut in large cubes
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • salt oto taste
  • 2 tablespoon oil

Preparation: 

  • Wash and scrub potatoes, cut in large cubes.
  • Heat oil in pressure cooker over medium high heat, add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and let it get brown and splutter.
  • Add chopped onions followed by garlic and ginger,cook until onions are lightly brown.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt to taste and cook until oil separates.
  • Now add cubed potatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes. Then add frozen peas  and water and close the lid, cook until 2 whistle.
  • Let the cooker cool and then open the lid.
  • Serve hot with rice and rotis/indian bread.
Aloo Matar/Potatoes n peas curry

Aloo Matar/Potatoes n peas curry

 

Note – You can also use a deep pan with lid to cook this. I use pressure cooker as it is easier and quick.

Aloo, Gobi, Gajar aur Matar Ki Sabzi

Posted: June 23, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Aloo, Gobi, Gajar aur Matar ki sabzi 

I like to mix different kinds of veggies and make curry out of it. Here I am using potatoes, carrots, cauliflower and peas to make this dish. This is perfect with hot roti’s.  Just try this you will know what I am talking out. 

Aloo, Gobi, Gajar aur Matar ki sabzi

Aloo, Gobi, Gajar aur Matar ki sabzi

Ingredients: 

  • 1 small cauliflower, cut the florets
  • 1 small carrots, diced
  • 1 medium-sized potatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/3 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • salt to taste

Preparation: 

  • Carefully remove the florets from the cauliflower, wash and drain the same and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat, add cumin seeds and let it get brown.
  • Add garlic, ginger, red chilli flakes followed by onions and cook until onions are slightly brown in color.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, salt to taste and cook until the oil separates.
  • Add potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, peas and salt the veggies and mix well.
  • Cover the lid and cook until the vegetables are tender. Stir in between so that it does not burn from the bottom.
  • Serve warm with hot rotis, paratha’s.