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Friday, May 1, 2009

Potato peas masal curry

Other Names: Aloo matar / Aloo mutter / Potato peas masala curry / urulai kilangu pattani curry (Tamil)
(Hindi: Aloo means Potato , Matar means green peas)

Aloo matar is a dry curry prepared with a lot of spices . It can be the most common curry prepared all over India.
The curry made with potato and peas can be a very back-up plan for every person, who tries to fix a side dish without much effort. Still the curry has its own commanding flavor that makes it a more suitable side dish for Sambar and rice.
Most of the Fridays my mom used to make this curry as a routine along with Sambar and rice. Hope many of you too have the same habit:)



Ingredients:
Potato - 4 (150 gms)
Fresh Green Peas - 1 Cup (I used canned peas)
Red Onions - 1 (small)
Tomato - 1
Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp
ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red Chilly Powder - 3/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/8 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Coriander - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder / crushed cumin - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
curry leaf - 1 brig
Coriander Leaves to garnish - as required

Method:

1.Bring 4 cups of water to boil.
Wash the potatoes and put them into the boiling water.
Cook them covered till the potatoes are completely cooked.
Peel and chop the potatoes into big chunks. Keep aside.

2. Heat oil in a wok. Add fennel seeds. As the fennel turns red , add the chopped onion, curry leaf and fry till it becomes golden.
Then add the ginger garlic paste and stir for 5 seconds.
Then add the chopped tomatoes and saute till oil starts showing up.

3. Add the peas , salt, chilly powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, Turmeric powder, Garam masala powder with handful of water and cook well.

4. Then add the cubed potatoes and mix well till the masala gets absorbed by the potato and the curry becomes dry.

Potato peas masala curry is ready!
Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve hot

Serving Suggestions:

Serves 4 people.
Aloo mattar can be served as a best side dish for chapathi, Naan , Sambar rice , curd rice etc.,

31 comments:

Ushanandini said...

viki, This is one our regular sidedish. Procedure the same . So same pinch. Today I cooked this for lunch.Our all time fav.Those spices and herbs gives lot of flavor.Yours is Yumyum!

Sathya Sankar said...

Love the dish viki...looks very delicious and spicy.

Gita's Kitchen said...

The cuury looks delicious dear! I too love this fry very much...tastes soo yummy with just rice and rasam :)

Lavanya said...

looks spicy n thick..i love these kind of curries!!

Smitha said...

The masala in this dish looks yumm.Love such thick curries.

Pooja said...

The curry looks spicy and delicious. As you said I love to have this with sambar and rice.Wow!

Asha said...

Looks great, love it with Poori! :)

Anu said...

Spicy and yummy! Would like to have this with hot rotis...

Ashwini said...

Looks yumm and delish.

ARUNA said...

awesome and same pinch....even i made this curry today!!!

Superchef said...

looks soo yummy!!

Mrs Lavanya Siva said...

Hey, wow...... This is the all time fav of my loving younger sister Priya. Nice curry vicky. Looks spicy and yummy

Sujatha said...

my fav side dish.. potatoes and peas make a divine combination in any dish! Looks great..

Priya said...

I always love this combination..looks yummy..

Malar Gandhi said...

Viki, as we spoke abt 'dry yellow peas' and stuff...my craving grew more for it. And you're adding fuel to it...by posting this recipe now. Hey, come-on wish I lived somewhere close to you.

Yeah pretty much like mommy, we used to make this quite often back home too...miss home and home food and mom...what to say!!!

Cham said...

Except the fennel and cumin, i do the same way. I imagine with rasam rice, slurp!

Poornima Nair said...

Such a simple and delicious dish...potato and peas are such a great combination. Looks yumm.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Delicious and a quick do dish, did post this sometime back but your looks more creamy and spicy gotta try yours soon...

Priya Sriram said...

Looks very yummy Viki... All your recipes are awesome! Must try! :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely combo..yummy

Prathibha said...

Lovely curry...Will love to hv with poori..:)

Srivalli said...

Viki thats a good solid dish to fall back !

Chitra said...

have bookmarked it viki,looks good:)

Ann said...

This is soo hard to Say-No recipe, would love with lots of roti, I add some lemon juice for that extra zing-ness :) looks yummo Viki!

Vibaas said...

that looks so spicy n yummy.

Deepa Hari said...

Yummy....i love to have it with sambar and curd rice.

sriharivatsan said...

My favo one Viki, am ready to eat this daily too but enna seiya..weight pathi yosika vendirukku..Super yummy dish Viki..

Madhumathi said...

I love this combo..ur Peas and aloo curry looks yum!

lissie said...

Vicky, very tasty curry...good with rotis! good recipe, dear :)

Priyameena said...

Viki..My favorite..Potato and peas wonderful combination..I love to have this with sambar rice..

Suparna said...

Hi Viki,
This one is an all timer and all rounder :) tastes well with everything...good one viki.
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