How to Make Aloo Matar | Kid Friendly Recipe | Step by Step Recipe

>>  Wednesday, January 5, 2011

This Aloo Mater is coming straight from the pan! Yes I packed this for Konda's lunch box and she was so mightily taken in by this.  I had these fresh peas lying around for a while, I was wondering what to make with them. Then yesterday Konda happen to say that she was grown up enough not to eat breakfast items for lunch.

So going by her word, I decided I should prepare something different for the lunch rather than the tiffin items. Aloo Matar is a famous Restaurant item and mostly sought after if paneer is not available. But making it at home makes it more kid friendly as it is not steeped in oil.

Step by Step method to make Aloo matar

 Heat a pressure cooker, add oil saute finely chopped onions till they turn light brown.

Then add ginger garlic paste. Fresh grated ginger and crushed garlic tastes great but not possible in the morning rush hours.

Next goes the finely chopped tomatoes. Add salt for the tomatoes to turn soft. I added turmeric, no cooking without this!

Add 1 relatively big peeled and cubed potato to the pan. Saute and simmer for 5 mins with lid covered.

Then goes the fresh peas. Stir everything well.

Now the Chili powder, Coriander powder, Cumin powder and Garam Masala (clove, cinnamon and cardamon powder), Cashew-almond pwder
Add enough water and cover with pressure cooker lid and pressure cook for couple of whistles.
Finally add the chopped coriander leaves.

Ingredients Needed:

Potato - 1 big
Fresh Peas - 1 cup
Onions 1 - big
Tomatoes 2 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder - 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 3/4 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Cashew - Almond powder - 3 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Water - 1 cup

Method to prepare:

In a pressure cooker, heat oil, saute onions till they turn light brown.

Then add the ginger garlic paste, saute for couple of minutes.

Add finely chopped tomatoes along with salt and turmeric powder.

When they turn soft, add the cubed potato, simmer for 5 mins, then add fresh peas.

Then add the chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala and cashew almond powder.

Adjust masala, add water and cover with lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

Finally add finely chopped coriander leaves and serve with chapatis.

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Mehnaz Kapadia January 5, 2011 at 11:18 AM  

Super easy! :) Thanks for sharing!

Premalatha Aravindhan January 5, 2011 at 11:20 AM  

Aloo Matar luks delicious,sure kids will enjoy this...Chappathi also luks very soft,recipe pls.

Priya Sreeram January 5, 2011 at 12:30 PM  

wow, it looks very inviting ! and as much as i want to be part of your blogging marathon, this month am taking a little easy--hope to be part of it next time you host it !!

Azeeskitchen January 5, 2011 at 1:23 PM  

mmmm...yummy...valli, i am yet to be linked by for blogging marathon.

Archana January 5, 2011 at 6:19 PM  

Your photographs are so good that I almost did not read the recipe.

PriyaVaasu January 5, 2011 at 6:39 PM  

This will definitely please BIG Kids tooo!!!! Yummy!!!

Sin-A-Mon (Monika) January 5, 2011 at 9:43 PM  

aaaah aloo mutter is a regular at home only I skip the cashew powder and the big kids like me can eat too ;-)

urs look yumm

Priya January 5, 2011 at 11:46 PM  

I totally agree with Priya, love it too.

Smitha January 6, 2011 at 12:51 AM  

totally kids kids enjoy it too!...and I do as well! :))

Divya Kudua January 6, 2011 at 9:49 PM  

Yum..I love this too.Great with phulkas,reminds me,got to make it since I too have some fresh peas in stock.

I am struggling to fill up posts,so not able to join the marathon!!

FoodLovers January 7, 2011 at 10:12 AM  

u have loads of patience valli to take step by step pics ... it looks gr8 dear

Divya Vikram January 9, 2011 at 9:51 AM  

Happy New Year Valli. Aloo Mutter looks delicious and love the step by step pics. Bookmarked this. Looks simple and easy to make.

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