When I announced Potato as vegetable of the week , I was much excited to prepare tangy & spicy dishes with that,, some how I got throat infection and anything much spicy is strictly No No from doc... :( , so I have to choose some less spicy yet tasty dishes with Potato now.
Aloo matar -One of the most favorite dish with Potato for almost all Indians. Easy to make and great in taste. As winter is in its full form, vegetable shops are full of fresh veggies here. It is perfect time to make Aloo Matar using fresh green peas, instead the frozen one. Frozen peas available here in all the season are also good in quality , still it is impossible to compare it with the fresh one. Just the look of the fresh green peas is enough to tempt me to prepare some dish of it. :)
Here is the way I make Aloo Matar at home .
2-3 Potatoes ,
1/2 cup Peas ,
1 small onion chopped ,
2 Green chilies
3 Tomatoes, chopped finely
2 tsp Coriander-cumin powder,
1/2 Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red chili powder ,
1 tbsp Oil ,
Salt To Taste ,
Coriander leaves to garnish
Peel the potatoes and cut them into medium sized cubes
Boil the potatoes and peas. Mash ¼ part of potato and keep it aside.
Grind onions, chilies with little water to fine paste.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fry till they pop up. Add the ground paste and fry until it is done. Add tomatoes and let it cook until it forms thich gravy. Add the boiled potatoes, peas and one cup of water. Next add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder & mix well. Cover and cook for few minutes.
Add the mashed potato and cook on slow flame until a thick gravy is formed, finally add Corainder-cumin powder to it and turn of the heat after 1 minute. Garnish with corainder leaves and serve hot with parathas. It goes well with Rice too.