Aloo Mutter ( Potatoes and Peas )Recipe

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          Aloo Mutter is a quick, rich and delicious recipe with a fusion of potatoes and peas. This is a famous dish from Punjab, India. This recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner. It can be served with Chappathi, paratha or rice.

   Ingredients

      1 Large Potato
      1/2 Cup of Peas
      1/2 Cup of Onion
      1 Large Tomato
      1/2 Tsp of Turmeric
      1/2 Tsp of Red Chilly Powder
      11/2 Tsp of Coriander Powder
      1/2 Tsp of Cumin Powder
      1/2 Tsp of Garam Masala
      1 Tsp of Mustard
      1 Tsp of Cumin
      A Pinch of Asafoetida
      3 Tbsp of Chopped Cilantro
      1 Tsp of Lemon Juice 
      2 Tbsp of oil/butter
      Salt and Water as needed
  
   To Grind

      2 Green Chillies
      1/2 Inch Ginger
      2 Garlic Cloves
      

   Method

  • Boil the potato in microwave for 4 mins and cut into big cubes and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil or butter in a pan. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil. If the cumin seed cracks right away, the oil is ready.
  • Add Cumin and mustard, asafoetida, after cumin seeds cracks add onion and salt fry till it changes to golden yellow colour.
  • Next add “To Grind” Paste, fry for 2 mins.
  • Add turmeric, garam masala and chilly powder directly to oil and fry for 1 min.
  • Add chopped tomato or add 2-3 tbsp of tomato puree cook until oil seperates.
  • Now add boiled potato and peas.
  • Add about 1 cup of water after it comes to boil lower the heat to medium and let it cook for about five minutes.
  • Add coriander powder and cumin powder. Let it cook for 2-3 mins.
  • Turn off the stove. Finally add cilantro and lemon juice.
  • Aloo Mutter is ready to serve. 


  Tips

  • Aloo mutter can be served with chapathi, paratha or rice.
  • You can follow the same recipe with any vegetables of your choice
  • You can also cook without onion and garlic.


  Health Benefits of Potatoes and peas

  • Peas are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetable, rich in health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. 
  • Fresh pea pods are excellent source of folic acid and ascorbic acid.
  • Potatoes rich in carbohydrates, so it is easy to digest and facilitate digestion
  • Potatoes are one of the richest sources of starch, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber

     
     
   

     

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