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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

aloo matar masala

A very tasty and amazing potato and green peas dish.

You will need :

Potaoes /aloo - 3 (par boiled n cubed)
Matar/ Green peas - 1 1/2 cups
Onions - 1 chopped
Tomato - 1 chopped
Ginger - 1 " piece
Yoghurt - 1tbsp
Jeera (cumin seeds) - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
red chillie powder - 1tsp
Garam masala - 2 tsp
Salt to taste

Method :

In a mixer jar, put in the onions, tomatoes and the ginger and grind to a smooth paste. Keep aside.

In a pan, take some oil. Put the cumin seeds and let it become light brown. Now add the onion-tomato n ginger paste to the pan. Add the garam masala, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. stir it well. Cook till the raw smell of the onions and the masala goes off. Now add the peas and cook for 5 - 6 minutes. Now finally add the potatoes, some salt and a glass of water and let it cook well. Cook it till the gravy reduces and becomes thick. now add the yooghurt and mix well... for the creamy texture. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Server hot wil Chapati or roti. Enjoy!!

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