Every family has its particular liking for one vegetable or another. These feature fairly often in dishes cooked at home. In our case, potatoes and green peas are universally liked by all my family. I therefore use them quite often in my cooking.
Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for dishes made with Potatoes, and dishes made with Green Peas, such as:-
Today's recipe is for a dish that is very common all over North India- it is called Aloo Matar after the two main ingredients Potatoes ("Aloo" in Hindi) and Green Peas ("Matar" in Hindi). I have adapted this from the YouTube video by Chef Anupa for "Aloo Matar" in Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana.
This yummy easy to make dish goes great with both rice and rotis!
- Potatoes (Aloo), 2-3
- Green Peas, (Matar), 1/2 cup
- Cumin Seeds, (Jeera), 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp
- Turmeric Powder, 1/4 tsp + 1/4 tsp
- Cloves, (Laung) 2
- Green Cardamom, 1
- Cinnamon, 1/2 "
- Black Peppercorns, 4-5
- Onion, medium-sized, 1
- Ginger Garlic Paste, 2 tsp
- Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder, 1 tsp or to taste
- Tomato, medium-sized, 1
- Salt, to taste
- Oil, 2 tbsp