Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Aalu matar

I don't think this dish needs any introduction. I think it has been blogged  a100 times already. But then, this curry is so delicious that I can't help blogging this recipe again. 
This curry is my mom's specialty. I had learnt to make this curry from her during my college days. And this was one among  the few first dishes that I had tried after marriage. This was also the first curry that S had appreciated. So you see, this curry has a lot of memories. 
Aloo matar is very simple to put together and yet it tastes brilliant with either rice, rotis or naan. 



Aloo matar recipe:
Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves- 4

Ingredients:

Potatoes-2 large, boled, peeled and mashed
Fresh or frozen peas- 3/4th cup. Par boiled
Onion- 1 Large, finely chopped
Tomatoes- 2Large, Finely chopped
Green chilli- 1, chopped
Jeera or cumin seeds- 1/2tsp
Ginger- garlic paste- 1tsp
Red chilli powder- 1/2tsp
Turmeric- 1/4tsp
Coriander seed powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala- 1 pinch
Sugar- 1/4tsp
Salt- to taste
Oil- 1-1/2 tsp
Coriander to garnish
Juice of Quarter lime to garnish optional
Method:
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the Cumin seeds.
  • Once they sputter add the chopped onion and fry till pink.
  • Add the Ginger- Garlic paste and chopped green chilli and  saute till the raw smell goes
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and fry for a min.
  • Add the turmeric, salt, sugar, coriander seed powder and red chilli powder and fry for 2 more mins.
  • Stir in the mashed potatoes and the boiled peas and mix.
  • Add required quantity of water and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Add the garam masala and cook the mixture of a min more.
  • Take off the heat and garnish with coriander leaves and lime juice and serve hot with rice or rotis.


16 comments :

  1. looks delicious and very tempting dear :)

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  2. My son can polish this off in a minute ;)

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  3. Havent tried this combination, looks very tempting n perfect with rotis

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  4. Delicious side dish, love to have it with warm roti's

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  5. Prerna@IndianSimmerFebruary 8, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    ALOO MATAR! Hands down has to be my families fav. curry and mine because its SO easy to fix!
    LOVE IT!! :-)

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  6. Slurp, makes me drool..my fav..

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  7. One of my easiest escapes from planning too much about dinner.Easy and yum curry to make all the time!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad to follow you. This dish is my all time fav and the click make it even more delicious

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  9. lovely lovely dish... perfect for a relaxing dinner.
    Reva

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  10. Absolutely love this dish. Your picture is beautiful!

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  11. Good mouth watering recipe. had this yesterday night.

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  12. look soooooooo delicious and tempting too...

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