Everybody’s favorite Aloo Matar!


Potatoes are to die for! And when the combination is Potato and Peas, it’s simply heavenly!
Try the simple and enjoyable Aloo Matar ricpe 🙂

Aloo Matar Image Credit: Mujahid Khaleel

Aloo Matar
Image Credit: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients:

  • Potato – 2 medium sized
  • Peas – 1 cup
  • Onion finely chopped – 1 medium sized
  • Tomatoes – 2 medium sized
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Jeera powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Salt as required

Method:

  • Finely chop the onion and grind tomatoes to a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a cooker and fry the onions for sometime. Add ginger garlic paste and fry both till golden brown. (For one to make a good masala the onions should be rightly fried. If not fried properly, you will feel the onions as it is while eating and if burnt, obviously the taste would completely differ. Just add very little water immediately if the masala is getting  burnt. )
  • Add the tomatoes and fry for sometime. Slit the. green chillies and add it too.
  • Add all the powders as well as salt and fry the masala till raw smell goes and oil separates. (once the oil separates it means the masala is done.)
  • Add sugar as this will reduce the sourness of the tomatoes.
  • Add the potatoes and peas and fry for sometime.
  • Add a little water and  pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve it with hot rotis .
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Jeera Aloo


Potato is simply irresistible! And Mum would make easy potato snacks to go with rice or roti.

And this would make the food all the more delicious 🙂

Pic Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Pic Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients

  • Boiled and peeled potato -1large
  • Jeera – 1 heeped tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 2 -3 tbsp

Method

  • Add oil in a kadai. Once heated, add jeera.
  • When they begin to crackle add potato and all the powders.
  • Mix well and fry for sometime.
  • Serve hot with roti or rice.

Aloo Paratha


Mummy’s delicious Paratha’s would kick start our day 🙂

From aloo to paneer, Mum made the most amazing Parathas for us.

aloo paratha

aloo paratha

Here is our favourite aloo paratha 🙂

Ingredients

For the dough

  • Wheat flour – 1 ¾ cup
  • Maida – ¼ cup
  • Salt – 1 tsp

For the stuffing

  • Potatoes – ½ kg
  • Green chillies – 8
  • Ginger-garlic paste – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala powder – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin powder – ¼ tsp
  • Finely cut coriander leaves
  • Salt

Method

Cook potatoes. Peel and mash

Add the rest of the ingredients to the mashed potatoes

Make medium sized balls from the dough. Flatten each ball and put the filling inside. Close and seal well all around. Press and dredge in wheat flour and roll out into thick parathas.  Heat ‘tawa’ and fry the parathas using oil. Serve hot with curd or ketchup 🙂

Sadabahaar Aloo


Today, I tried my hand at cooking and made this potato dish which Mummy has shared in her recipe books 🙂

Here is the picture 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • Small boiled potatoes – 250 gms
  • Chilli Powder
  • Dhania Powder
  • Garam Masala Powder
  • Pepper Powder
  • Haldi
  • Chaat Masala
  • Salt
  • Corn Flour – 2 tsp
  • Gram Flour – 2 tsp
  • Jeera Powder
  • Browned onion and tomato paste
  • Kasoori Methi
  • Ginger-garlic paste

Method: 

Heast 2tbsp oil in a non-stick Kadahai. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry. Add the potato mixture. Fry till done.

[This can be served as a dry snack]

For the gravy: 

  • Tomato Puree – Half Cup
  • Curd – Half Cup
  • Browned onion paste – 2tsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste
  • Chilli-dhania-hadli-garam masala powder
  • Jeera Powder
  • Corainder leaves

Serve with roti or naan 🙂