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Aloo Matar

Aloo Matar
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time

35 Mins

This is another common and popular dish, potatoes and peas in onion-tomato sauce, its fairly simple to make and is eaten with roti/chapati.
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  • Small Potatoes 1 1/2 lb
  • Onions medium 2
  • Garlic cloves 3
  • Ginger 1 fresh 1/2" piece
  • Vegetable oil 3 tbsp
  • Asafoetida, crushed 1 pinch
  • Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric ground 1/2
  • Tomatoes chopped coarsely 2 large
  • Peas 1 cup
  • Water 1/4 cup
  • Garam masala 1/2 tsp

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Cooking Directions

  1. Cook the potatoes until tender. Peel and set aside.

  2. In the container of a blender or food processor, mince together the onions, garlic and ginger.

  3. In a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, warm the oil.

  4. Add the asafetida (if used) and cumin.

  5. When spices darken (1 to 2 seconds) add the minced onion mixture and saute until browned (about 12 minutes).

  6. Add the salt, cayenne, turmeric and tomatoes and cook until they soften (about 5 minutes).

  7. Add the peas and water, reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes.

  8. Halve the cooked potatoes if they seem too large.

  9. Add them to the pan and cook covered for another 5 minutes.

  10. Mix in the garam masala just before serving.

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  1. i love this aloo matar................

    on Jul 24 2012 2:17AM Report Abuse SUBHASHREE
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