January 17, 2013

Aloo Mutter- Easy Curries

The potato is indispensable in every household. No matter where you hail from or what your roots are, everyone loves this versatile tuber that the Irish take pride in. And aloo mutter- the simple yet earthy combination of potatoes and peas is a regular in most Indian households. Especially when the task of going to the Farmer s market seems unlikely and there is hardly anything green left in the fridge with the exception of a tomato or two. You have your version. And i have mine. But sometimes  even the reassuring aloo mutter needs a change or two. So, lets swap versions when you feel that food ( read aloo mutter) is boring. Bringing to you all my version.

Recipe for Aloo Mutter
( Potatoes and fresh green peas cooked in mild indian spices)

Prep Time: Under 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Serves 3 generously

Ingredients:

Potatoes 2 large boiled and peeled
Fresh green peas 1 cup boiled
Onion 1 large chopped finely
Tomatoes 2 medium chopped finely
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp

Coriander leaves for garnish

Spice Powders:

Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp
Kasuri Methi 1/4 tsp crushed
Kitchen king masala 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder a large pinch

Directions:

In a pan, heat oil and add the cumin seeds.
Once they crackle, toss in the onions and saute till pink.
Now, add the ginger garlic paste and cook for 30 secs.
Next, tip in all the spice powders except the kasuri methi and cook on low medium flame for 30 to 40 secs.
Add the tomatoes next and cook till oil separates.
Now, add the potatoes and mash them slightly making sure there are bite sized pieces left too.
Add the green peas and salt and mix well.
Add 3/4 cup of water and cook for about 5 mins on medium flame.
Add kasuri methi and cook for a minute more.
Once done, garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rotis and steamed rice with a papad to bite into.

10 comments :

  1. wow it looks so yummy I am drolling and veryyyyyyy hungry now. First time to ur space love it.

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  2. Delicious clicks..Loved ur version dear :)

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  3. Love Aloo Mutter..looks delicious!!!

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  4. Mouth watering aloo mutter.Perfect to have with rotis.

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  5. Yum yum.. I love aloo mutter any time.. They pair so wonderful with warm phulka's. I make similar version of it. Looks delicous

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  6. Simple yet flavourful curry
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  7. one of the apt side dish for chapathi ! well taken !

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  8. Where there is potato, there will be me...

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  9. one of fav combo ...looks delish

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  10. Classic combination of ingredients. Looks tasty.

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