Aloo Matar / Potato Peas Masala

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This is a vegetarian side dish used to have with roti and chapathi. It is very popular in North India. As the name specifies, the main ingredients are potato and green peas. Here I have used the fresh green peas. If you are using frozen peas, you don’t have to cook it in the cooker.

Ingredients

  • Potato – 2, cube size
  • Green peas – 1/4 cup
  • Tomato – 2
  • Onion – 1, finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Red chili powder – 2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder – 3/4 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds  – 1 teaspoon

Preparation

  1. In a small pressure cooker, add oil and splutter cumin seeds in medium heat. Add onion and fry till transparent. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  2. Add chopped potatoes and green peas and little salt. Mix well and cook covered in low flame for 2- 3 minutes. Puree the tomatoes in a blender.
  3. Stir the potatoes and peas in between to avoid getting it burnt. Add the tomato puree and all the dry powders.Cover and cook for few minutes in medium flame.
  4. Add one cup of water and mix well. Add required salt and pressure cook for 2 whistles in medium flame.
  5. Once done, you can adjust the consistency of the gravy by adding more water or milk and just give one boil. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

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