Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Aloo Matar

2 medium Potatoes
1/2 cup Frozen Peas
1 Onion (Finely chopped)
1 Tomato (Finely chopped)
1 tbsp Garlic ginger paste
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 Bay leaf
2 whole Cardamom
2 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 tbsp Special masala (Chilli pwdr + Cumin Pwdr + Turmeric Pwdr)
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
Few stalks of Coriander leaves
2 tbsp oil/Butter
Salt to taste

  • Wash potatoes, cut into big chunks and boil it in salted water till cooked. Cool and peel the skin and smash a bit. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil/butter in a wok and add the whole garam masala (Bay leaf, Cardamom, cloves and cinnamon stick). Fry for a min.
  • Then add the cumin seeds together with garlic ginger pastes and fry till the raw smell leaves.
  • Then add the onion and fry till it is well browned.
  • Then add the tomatoes and the special masala powder. Stir everything together and cook till tomatoes are tender, then add the potatoes, peas and salt. 
  • Sprinkle the garam masala and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Stir fry for couple of mins under medium flame till the potatoes and peas are well coated with the masala mixture. Switch off the stove.
  • Serve it hot with Naan/Roti.

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