Friday, November 29, 2013

Aloo Mattar Masala / Potato and Peas masala

 This was simple and easy to make gravy. There is no spice is used to make this gravy yet it was tasty. It goes well with roti / rice/ pulov.
 As I had already posted Aloo Mattar , it tastes different from the previous one.

 As there is no other spice used in making this gravy , it is suitable for young childrens too………

Requirements :
Green peas – 2 cup
Potato – 2 large
Onion – 1 large
Garlic – 5 cloves
Ginger -1’’ piece
Oil – 2 tbs
Red chilly – 6 – 7
Coriander seeds – 1 tbs
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Salt as required
Grated coconut – ¾ cup
Tomato – 2
Curry leaves
Method :
If using dry peas soak it the day before.
Masala :
Heat a spoon of oil , add the red chilles , ginger , garlic , coriander seeds , half of the chopped onion , few curry leaves and sauté well. 

Let it cool and grind into a smooth paste.
Gravy :
Chop the potatoes into cubes. I usually use with the skin itself.
Heat the remaining oil; add the chopped tomato and sauté well.
Add in the chopped onion and sauté for 5 minutes.

Add the green peas and potato cubes , sauté well.
Now , add the grounded masala , turmeric powder and required salt. Sauté for 2 minutes.

Add about 2 cups of water and cook in medium flame with closed lid till the vegetables are cooked.

Cook till the potatoes are cooked and the gravy thickens.

Aloo matter gravy is ready to serve.
We had it with Beet stuff green paratha.