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Quick Aloo Matar

easy Aloo Matar
Most of us love the well known North Indian entree Aloo Matar.  But it involves a lot of prep work, especially the restaurant style creamy one. This Marathi version of Aloo Matar, called as Matar Batatyacha Rassa is easy, even for newbies.

Ingredients:
Green Peas/Matar - 1 1/2 cup
Boiled Potatoes - 2 big
Cumin/Jeera Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing - 1/8 tsp
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/8 tsp
Cayenne Pepper/Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Lemon or Lime Juice - 1 tbsp
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves/Kothimbir - few sprigs
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt

How to cook Aloo Matar:
  • Heat about 1 tbsp oil in a pan/skillet and add cumin seeds, asafoetida.  After few seconds, add green peas and turmeric.  Saute green peas for about 2 minutes.
  • Add about 1 cup water, salt, cayenne pepper and garam masala.  Mix and cook till peas turn soft.
  • Add mashed (or diced) boiled potatoes and cook for about 5 minutes.  Add water if required.  Boiled potatoes tend to absorb water, cook till you get the desired consistency.  Turn off the heat and add lemon juice.
  • Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve with Puri or Roti/Chapati.

22 comments:

  1. Looks so spicy and yummy, easy to make too.Perfect for chapathi's.

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  2. Yummm!!tempting and fingerlicking aloo mattar..

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  3. Delicious...Such a tempting platter you have there...

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  4. delicious and perfect for roti, great

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  5. waah kya baat hai...aaloo matar aur puri.....issey achha aur kya ho sakta hai....yummy..delicious

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  6. Easy as well as tasty.Perfect with puris.....

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  7. . that platter is looking sooo mouthwatering.. my all time fav sabji.. first time 2 your beautiful page . you have a really wonderful collection here.. glad 2 find you :-).. do drop in at my space sometime..

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  8. wow thtas so delicious dish.. liked the traditional name.. the platter poori n aloo mattar.. delicious combination uma..

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  9. Looks so delicious, love this combo

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  10. This is a lovely dish. Looks nice and delicious.

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  11. gravy looks perfect even without onion, tomato. love the platter.

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  12. lovely combination for rotis.

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  13. hello Uma,
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    have a lovely weekend!!

    jen

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  14. nice...looks good too..n tempting!

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  15. I love the rich nad creamy gravy of this dish.Looks really tasty.

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  16. good combo for chapathis, look so inviting and yummy.

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  17. Thanks dear for remembering me and leaving behind the welcome note.....Please be there always to encourage me...the dish looks just lovely....

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  18. yummy and delicious looking aloo matar..

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  19. Here you come again with my favourite aloo peas for chapathi. So tempting yaar.

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