Wednesday 11 January 2012

Aloo Mutter - Potatoes With Green Peas

A quick and delicious way to make the all time favourite Aloo mutter. The potato and peas are cooked together with a few spices to impart a subtle and distinctive flavour.This is a very delicious Punjabi dish, a thick gravy made with potatoes and green peas served with roti or paratha.

Olive Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Garlic - 2 cloves (chopped)
Ginger - 1 inch piece (chopped)
Onion - 1 medium (chopped)
Tomato - 1 (chopped)
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
Potatoes - 2 medium (bite size cubes)
Frozen Green Peas - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Fresh Cilantro / coriander - 1 bunch (chopped)
Salt to taste

1. Chop the garlic, ginger, tomatoes and onions. Peel and cube the potatoes.
2. Heat a pot on medium heat, once hot, add Olive Oil, add the cumin seeds. 
3. Once they start sizzling, add the turmeric powder.  Cook for about 5 seconds.
4. Now add the ginger and garlic,saute for few seconds.
5. Add the onions and salt.  Saute for about 8-10 minutes. 
6. Add the tomato, red chili powder, coriander powder.   
7. Lower the heat ,cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
8. Add the potatoes and salt.  
9. Now Add 1 cup of frozen green peas.Add 1 cup of water.
10. Cover with a lid and allow this to simmer until the potatoes are tender.  Keep checking in between.
11. Add garam masala and turn off the stove. Adjust salt.Add chopped coriander
12.Serve hot with roti or naan.

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