Friday, June 29, 2007

Aloo mutter



A quick and delicious way to make the all time favourite Aloo mutter. The potato and peas are cooked together with a few spices to impart a subtle and distinctive flavour.

Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins
serves : 4

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups potatoes, boiled, peeled and diced
1 cup green peas, boiled
1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
3/4 cup of onions, chopped
1 tsp green chilli paste1 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp of garlic paste
1 cup of tomatoes, chopped
a pinch of tumeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp of chilli powder
1/2 tsp of garam masala
2 tbsp of oil
salt to taste

For the garnish:

1 tbsp of chopped corainder or spring onions

Method:

1. Heat the oil and add the cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. When they crackle, add the onions and saute till they are translucent.
2. Add the ginger paste, green chilli paste, garlic paste and tomatoes and simmer till the tomatoes are cooked.
3. Add the tumeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala, green peas and potatoes and cook them for some time.
4. Add 1 1/2 cups of water and salt and allow it to come ot a boil.
5. Mash 2 or 3 pieces of potatoes in the pan to thicken the gravy. Simmer till the gravy thickens. 6. Garnish with the corainder or spring onion and serve hot with the rotis or parathas.

12 comments:

Sharmi said...

hi first time in your blog and liked it. keep it up.

sailaja said...

Welcome to the food blogging world, Athika.

Prema Sundar said...

Yeah Aloo mutter is my all time favourite food and its easy to make too. nice pic.

shilpa(Aayisrecipes) said...

Welcome to food blogging. All the best.Aloo mutter looks very good.

chinmayee said...

This is just awesome Athika. I had never seen someone who takes care of all the details. Great for first timers like me....

chinmayee said...

Thanks a lot

Ishan Shah said...

Hi...Thank you...Really Nice blog...and the recipes are really useful...specially they are quite easy and fast to make for a student like me...Thanks a ton and keep it up...Take care...have a good time :)...

ANURADHA said...

I made it and it came out gr8. keep posting

Gaurav Dhamija said...

Myself a novice cook , but with little improvisation, this receipe turned out great.

April said...

Made this recipe tonight! It was great, flavorful, and spicy. You are my new hero!

Athika said...

Thanks everyone for ur comments.

Bridget Cowlishaw said...

I'm learning to cook Indian food and am delighted to have found your aloo matter recipe. I'll be checking out your blog! Thanks for the info!