Saturday, December 13, 2014

ALOO MATAR

ALOO MATAR

If I need to make a dish when I am in a hurry, I always turn to Aloo Matar which is easy to make and is tasty. Moreover, I have found that most people like potatoes (aloo) and peas (matar), so this makes a good combination.

This dry version of Aloo Matar can be served as a side dish with rice and curry or had with rotis. Since this doesn't contain onions or garlic, it also qualifies as a Satvik dish.




Ingredients:


  • Potatoes, medium-sized, 4
  • Frozen Green Peas, 1 cup
  • Oil, 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds, 1 tsp
  • Ginger, finely chopped, 1/2 " piece
  • Green Chillies, slit, 1
  • Red Chilly Powder, 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander Powder, 1 and 1/2 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Coriander Leaves, finely chopped, 2 tbsp, to garnish
Method:

Wash and boil the potatoes. Allow them to cool, then peel and cut them into bite sized cubes
Heat oil in a kadhai. When it gets heated, add cumin seeds. When they sizzle, add ginger and green chilly. Stir fry for 1 minute
Add the green peas and saute for a few minutes. Add salt to taste
Add the cubed potatoes and stir fry over medium flame for 2-3 minutes
Now add the red chilly powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder.
Lower the heat and stir fry till the spices merge well with the potatoes and peas
Mix well and garnish with chopped coriander leaves