Thursday, 29 November 2012

"Aloo Mutter dry - North Indian Style" or Potatoes & Green Peas dry curry



"Aloo" or Potato as we all know is one of the best comfort foods. Potatoes are filling, moderate in calories, and non-fattening, and are an excellent way to ensure your continued success in eating healthy. 
Potatoes are an excellent source of almost every essential vitamin and mineral.
Green peas are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetables, rich in health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.
So here is another famous North Indian curry " Aloo Mutter" or "Potatoes and Green Peas in Tomato based gravy".

Serves 3
Ingredients :
Potatoes - 1 - large
Green Peas - 1 cup
Onion - 1 - large - finely chopped
Tomato - 2 - medium - finely chopped
Green chili - 1 - finely chopped
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 3 flakes
Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - for garnishing
Butter - for garnishing ( Optional)
Salt to taste 

Method :
Cut the potato into bite sized pieces.
Take a heavy bottomed pan, add oil, then add cumin and allow to crackle.
Now add the chopped onions, chilly, ginger & garlic, fry well, then add the chopped tomatoes and salt fry till oil separates.
Now add the chopped potatoes and green peas and mix well. Check salt and add accordingly.
Add 1 cup water, cover and bring to boil about 15 mins.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and grated butter.
Serve hot with Rotis/ Chapatis.

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