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      Aloo Matar

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      Time30 Min
      DifficultyEasy
      Serves2

      Almost every food lover can agree on the fact that potatoes can make every dish taste better. The vegetable can be paired up with almost anything and still taste like heaven. While there are several aloo dishes that you can try, aloo matar steals the show. Originating from Punjab, this Indian dish is extremely delicious because of the use of seasonal fresh green peas. Considered as the main course ... dish, aloo matar can be paired up with almost anything from rice to roti and more. The best thing about making this dish is that nothing can be as simple as the aloo matar recipe. It takes up hardly any time and is, of course, a hot famous during wintery days. Although a popular vegetable, many people stay away from potatoes as they can be bad for blood sugar. But you can use potatoes in moderation and get all the good nutrients from it. To lower the starch content in potatoes, these can be dipped in water for 3-5 minutes after peeling. Children are known to love potatoes in every form. Thus, this dish can be a popular lunch or dinner item on the table. In fact, if being made for children, you can even pair it with hot puris and serve it as breakfast!

      Nutrition Info. (per serving)

      ProteinFatCarbsFibre196 Cal196 Cal196 Cal196 Cal
      • 4gProtein
      • 14gFat
      • 15gCarbs
      • 4gFibre

      Ingredients

      Dry Grocery

      Salt

      Salt

      1 pinch

      Refined Oil

      Refined Oil

      2 tablespoons

      Turmeric Powder

      Turmeric Powder

      1 teaspoon

      Deggi Mirch Powder

      Deggi Mirch Powder

      1 teaspoon

      Cumin

      Cumin

      1 teaspoon

      Fruits & Vegetables

      Potato

      Potato

      2 units

      Peeled Green Peas

      Peeled Green Peas

      0.5 cups

      Coriander W/o Roots

      Coriander W/o Roots

      0.25 cups

      Onion

      Onion

      1 unit

      Other

      Green Chillies

      Green Chillies

      2 units

      Water

      Water

      1 cup

      Directions
      1
      Cut The Potato Into Dices, Boil Strain And Keep Aside
      2
      Chop Onion, Green Chilli , Corriander Leaves And Keep Aside
      3
      Heat The Oil In A Pan Add Cumin Seeds And Allow To Splutter
      4
      Add Turmeric Powder, Green Peas And Other Powder Spices And Cook Well
      5
      Add Chopped Onion And Saute Well.
      6
      Add Diced Boiled Potato And Mix Again. Cover With Lid And Cook On A Low Flame.
      7
      Check For Final Seasoning, Finish With Chopped Coriander Leaves
      8
      Check For Final Seasoning, Finish With Chopped Coriander Leaves. Serve Hot.

      Success!

      We hope you had fun making it! Enjoy the meal.

      Notes on Aloo Matar Ingredients

      Although ingredients of aalu matar ki sabji can change as per your taste, there are some ingredients that are irreplaceable. Here are few things that you should know about these indispensable ingredients: Potatoes and peas: As the name clearly indicates, both peas and potatoes are the star ingredients for making this dish. Cut fresh potatoes in bite-size pieces to ensure that it gets evenly cooked. You can use frozen peas if you want to reduce your prep time. Curry: No matter what version of aalu matar are you making, you are going to get a rich curry that contains a tasty blend of Indian spices like mirchi powder, turmeric powder, green chillies, garam masala etc. If you want to experiment with the taste, just change these masalas.

      How Much Time Does it Take to Make Aloo Matar?

      Aloo matar is humble to its consumers in more than just one way. Apart from the good things mentioned above, the aloo matar recipe is also very easy. Often, beginners in the Indian kitchen learn how to make aloo matar before any other dish. And there are many reasons behind this. One – you can learn the recipe very easily and second – the whole process of making the dish just takes around 30 to 40 minutes.

      What is The Best Way To Cook Aloo Matar?

      Long before the rise of pressure cookers in kitchens, aalu matar ki sabji was prepared in open pans. Then people started making it in pressure cookers. And then comes the turn of non-stick utensils and many other new cooking inventions. We suggest you try your aloo matar recipe in a pan or a wok.

      How to Serve Aloo Matar?

      Along with the easy availability of its ingredients, what makes aloo matar so likeable is how it can be paired with anything. You can have it with steamed rice, jeera rice, naan, paratha, roti etc. This vegan curry can be consumed as both a lunch and a dinner.

      What Are Some Different Variations of Aloo Matar Curry?

      As we mentioned earlier, there are some different variations of aalu matar that you can try. Since the recipe is so easy, there is very little chance that can take any wrong step. Here is how you can customize the curry according to your liking: Add Panner: You can add paneer, also known as the Indian cottage cheese, in the curry to make it aloo mutter paneer. Add Other Vegetables: If you want, you can add other vegetables like cauliflower, bell pepper, etc in the aloo mutter recipe. These vegetables will not take away the main taste of aloo matar but can complement the original taste with their own. Make it Dry: You can also skip the curry making part in the aloo matar recipe. Just make it stir fry and it will still taste good.

      Which Type of Potatoes are Best for Making Aloo Matar?

      If you take a close look at the aisle of your supermarket, you will find that there are many types of potatoes in every season. And not every type of potato tastes the same in aloo matar ki sabji. Here is a quick guide for you on how to choose the best type of potatoes for making aloo matar sabzi: Red Potatoes: Buy red potatoes if you want to have firm pieces of potatoes in your curry. You don’t even need to remove the skin of these potatoes while making the curry. Yukon Gold Potato: These potatoes have soft bites but can still hold their shape while you cook them. Russet Potato: This is the softest type of potato that tends to lose its edges when you cook it in a pressure cooker. The disintegration will make your curry a little creamier.

      Other Recipes to Try

      Potato is the type of ingredient that you can add to any curry and it will still taste super. Not only does it taste good in itself but it also enhances the taste of the ingredient that it is mixed with. After you master the aloo matar recipe, you can try making the following dishes that involve the use of aloo: Aloo Jeera: Hot puris and aloo jeera is the trademark dish of many Indian festivals. Simply made with cumin seeds, potatoes, and spices, this dish is even easier to make than matar aloo ki sabji. Aloo Beans: It is a Punjabi-styled dish that includes French beans and potatoes. Aloo beans are super easy to make and need only a few ground spices that are commonly available in an Indian pantry. Aloo Tikki Chaat: Also known as aloo ki tikia, an aloo tikki is a snack that is famous in almost all South Asian countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. The main ingredients in aloo tikki are peas, potatoes, and various ground spices. Banarasi Dum Aloo: The simplest dish on this list is banarasi dum aloo. If you are suffering from an ill stomach but want to have a dish with aloo, just go for Banarasi dum aloo. Apart from Banarasi, there are also other versions of dum aloo like Punjabi, Bengali, and Kashmiri. Aloo Baingan: It is a gluten-free and vegan dish that includes eggplant and potatoes as their main ingredients. Some other ingredients used to make aloo baingan are green chillies, ginger, garlic, tomatoes, onions, and a few other spices. Once you master the basics of this dish, the variations that you can do are also endless. Aloo Gobi: After aloo matar sabji, the most popular dish that uses potatoes is aloo gobi. Surprisingly, the taste of this dish is superior to both its ingredients: potato and cauliflower. The reason behind this might be how well the taste of the two ingredients blend with each other. Apart from these two main ingredients, you also use tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, and spices, for this recipe.

      Make these dishes in your home and we are sure it will be liked by both children and adults.

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