ALOO MATAR

ALOO MATAR

It is an excellent semi solid gravy side dish made with potato and green peas.  It goes well with roti and hot white rice.  Though it is a popular item and well known to everyone, I would like to share my recipe(which I learnt from website), believe me, it tasted awesome.

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ITEMS REQUIRED:

Potato                                  2 big

Green peas                         ¾ cup (I used fresh, you can use frozen also)

Almond powder              1 tbsp (powder 9 to 10 almonds)

Jeera                                     ½ spoon

Hing                                     ¼ spoon

Red chilli powder           ½ spoon

Turmeric powder            ¼ spoon

Garam masala powder  ½ spoon

Cooking oil                          3 tbsp

Salt                                          as required

Coriander leaves               as you wish

To make paste:

Onion                                    1

Tomato                                 1

Ginger                                   1 inch piece

Garlic                                    3 pods

METHOD:

  • Make a paste with items mentioned under “to make paste”.

  • Wash and cook the potatoes.

  • Peel off skin and cut into cubes.

  • Heat oil in a small cooker, add jeera.

  • Add the paste.

  • Sauté for a minute and add almond powder.

  • Mix well till oil releases.

  • Add hing, red chilli powder and turmeric powder.

  • Mix well for a minute and add potatoes, peas, salt and required water.

  • Mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.

  • Once you are able to open the cooker, mix well, add garam masala powder and mix well.

  • Switch of after couple of minutes.

  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Excellent and tasty aloo matar is ready.

 

 

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