>> 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.
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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