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Monday, 23 September 2013

Aloo Matar Gravy

Aloo Matar is the most popular curry in North India. "Aloo" means potatoes and "Matar" is the Hindi name for green peas. Extremely quick and easy to make, this is perfectly the curry from where a novice cook can start..:)

Though its taste is so versatile that it goes well with all kinds of breads, but I particularly prefer to serve it with Paranthas, plain as well as stuffed. I sometimes like to have it even with toasted bread!!! :)

Potato Peas Curry Sabzi

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium sized potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes diced or grated
  • 1/2 cup of green peas fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger grated
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • chopped coriander for garnish.
Method
  1. Heat a pressure cooker and add oil to it.
  2. When oil gets hot, add cumin seeds. Let them crackle.
  3. Add tomatoes and ginger. stir well. Add all the spices except salt and fry for 1 minute.
  4. Add potatoes and peas. Mix well.
  5. Add water to adjust consistency. Add salt.
  6. Cover and cook until one whistle on high and then on low for 2 minutes.
  7. Open the lid only when pressure is released from cooker naturally. Crush few potato pieces with laddle to give a thicker and uniform consistency to gravy.
  8. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with your choice of bread.


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