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Aloo Matar - Potato with Green Peas

Aloo Matar - Potato with Green Peas step-by-step recipe | vegelicacy.com
"Popular North-Indian dish made of potato and green peas. It's an amazing treat after a long day - rich and aromatic, spicy and satisfying! Simple, yet delicious!"

Ingredients Serves 4

  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 chili pepper
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1 inch/2.5 cm ginger root
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1.5 tsp paprika
  • 1.2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida (optional)
  • 1 tsp garam masala (optional)

Method

  1. Peel and wash the potatoes, cut them into cubes. Wash the cilantro and chop it finely. Peel the ginger root and grate it using a fine shredder. Remove the seeds from the chili pepper, and cut it finely.

    Aloo Matar - Potato with Green Peas
  2. Put potato into a pan, cover with water, bring to a boil and cook for 10-12 minutes until soft.

    Aloo Matar - Potato with Green Peas
  3. In a small bowl combine ginger, chili pepper, coriander, turmeric and paprika. Add 1/4 cup of water and mix well.

    Aloo Matar - Potato with Green Peas
  4. In a skillet heat up the oil over medium heat, add cumin seeds and asafoetida and stir-fry for 1 minute. Then add the mixture from step 3.

    Aloo Matar - Potato with Green Peas
  5. After 30 seconds add the green peas and pour 1/2 cup of water. Cover with a lid, bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Then add the potato (smash several pieces using a fork to make the dish more thick), add 1 cup of water and cook for 5-7 minutes after it comes to boil.

    Aloo Matar - Potato with Green Peas
  6. Roughly slice the tomatoes lengthwise.

    Aloo Matar - Potato with Green Peas
  7. Add chopped cilantro, garam masala, stir well and turn off the heat. Then add the tomatoes, cover and leave for 10 minutes. Serve hot.

    Aloo Matar - Potato with Green Peas

Author: vegelicacy

Posted on: 17 January 2014

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Diet type: vegan
Category: main course
Difficulty: easy
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