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Aloo Matar is a popular North-Indian dish made of potato and green peas. It's an amazing treat after a long day - rich and aromatic, spicy and satisfying! Simple, yet delicious! Try cooking it right now to get the dish that will surprise your family and friends!
- potato : 4 piece
- green peas : 1 cup (frozen)
- tomatoes : 2 piece
- chili pepper : 1 piece
- cilantro : 0.5 bunch
- ginger : 1 piece (root, 2.5 cm)
- oil : 2 Tbsp
- paprika : 1.5 tsp
- salt : 1.2 tsp
- cumin seed : 1 tsp
- asafoetida : 0.25 tsp (optional)
- garam masala : 1 tsp (optional)
Stages of cooking
Peel and wash the potatoes, cut into cubes. Peel the ginger root and grate it thoroughly. Wash the cilantro and chop it well. Remove the seeds from the chili pepper, and cut it finely as well.
Put potato into a deep pot, add water and wait until it boils. Keep cooking for about 10-12 minutes until the ingredients become soft.
Take a bowl of a smaller size and mix coriander, ginger, chili pepper, turmeric and paprika in it. Add 1/4 cup of water and mix the ingredients well.
Then heat up the oil over medium heat. Add cumin seeds, asafoetida and stir-fry for about 1 minute. Right after that, add the mixture you have cooked in the third step.
Wait for about half a minute, add green peas and 0.5 cup of water. Cover the pot or the frying pan you use with a lid and boil the dish for about 5 minutes. Then add the potato (you can smash several pieces of it with a fork to make the dish denser). Pour one cup of water and keep cooking the dish for about 7 minutes.
Now, it is high time to slice the tomatoes lengthwise.
Add chopped cilantro, garam masala, stir well and turn off the heat. Then add sliced tomatoes, cover with the lid and leave for 10 minutes more. Serve hot and enjoy this unusual Indian dish!