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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Aloo Mutter

Today I was in a mood for comfort food, and cheese or any food made with cheese tops the list of my comfort food, I was trying to stay away from the cheesy stuff and was considering the second best, third best in my food list, choley, (no preparation) khichri (out of question), aloo mutter, yes , I checked my pantry and was fully equipped with what required for aloo mutter.

So here is the good old Aloo mutter my style.

You will need
4 medium size potatoes boiled and cubed
1 cup shelled green peas (I was lucky I had fresh green peas I bought a day ago from Indian grocer, but you can use frozen peas as well)
1 cup chopped tomatoes ( I used the diced canned tomatoes, you can use fresh if you don't want the canned ones)
1 medium onion chopped
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 cup yogurt
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp Dhania-jeera powder
1 tsp haldi
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp gound cumin (jeera powder)
1 tsp garam masala powder
salt to taste
3 tbsp oil or ghee

Heat ghee or oil in a pan and add jeera, once it splutters, add chopped onion and saute it for 5 minutes, till its golden brown. Now add the ginger-garlic paste. Fry for a minute or two and add haldi, chili powder, dhania-jeera powder and fry the masala for about 2 minutes. Now add the chopped tomatoes and fry the mixture till the oil floats on top. Now add the jeera powder and yogurt and again fry the mixture till the oil floats. Now add the chopped potatoes and green peas and simmer the sabji for about 5-10 mintues, now add the garam masala powder and salt and adjust the seasonings according to your taste.

Sprinkle chopped coriander/cilantro when you serve it.

I ate it with paratha, you can serve it with naan/ rice whatever suits you.



Asha said...

Hi Foodie,Looks fabulous,I love the color:)

musical said...

I love aloo-matar and your aloo-matar pictures are awesome!