Aloo Matar/Potato and Peas in Gravy Recipe

Aloo Matar is a North Indian dish and every household has their own little twist added to it. Some use boiled potatoes, while some prefer to fry them. They may be peeled or left with the skin on. Whatever way it is made it is a delicious and easy to make dish, which goes well with Roti. I love mine with hot Basmathi or Jasmine rice too.

Ingredients :

  • 2 medium sizedpotatoes
  • 150 gms shelled peas
  • 3 large onions
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • Coriander leaves
  • 2 heaped tbsps Coriander powder
  • 1 heaped tbsp Kashmiri Chilly powder
  • A large pinch of Haldi /Turmeric
  • 5 tbsps oil
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera/Cumin seeds
  • Salt

Method :

Pressure cook potatoes. Deskin and mash one of them. Chop the other into large pieces. Slice onions. Grate the ginger. Chop tomatoes fine. Boil the peas separately with a little salt. Heat oil in a pan. Add the Cumin seeds, and after they splutter add the onions and ginger. Roast till translucent. Drop in the coriander powder, chilly powder, salt and turmeric powder. Toss for a few seconds. Add the mashed potato, boiled peas and the chopped tomatoes. Allow to simmer on a gentle flame. In another pan heat a little oil and roast the pieces of chopped potatoes till they turn a golden brown. Drop them into the boiling Aloo Matar. Mix gently, allow to boil for a couple of minutes, switch off and garnish with coriander leaves. Keep aside for about fifteen minutes for the flavours to infuse before serving.

Note: No Garam Masala has been used in this preparation. You may add a little if you wish to, though I prefer mine without it.

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Potato, Peas and Onion Curry Dry Recipe

This dry Curry /Subzi is a family favourite. It goes well with Roti, Poori, Dal and Rice or even with Dosa. I prefer using green chillies rather than chilly powder as green chillies make it more piquant!

Ingredients :

  • 4 medium sized potatoes
  • 3 medium sized onions
  • 100 gms peas
  • 8 green chillies
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • Coriander leaves
  • 3 tbsps oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera /Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal/Black gram Dal
  • Juice of half of a large Lemon
  • A large pinch of Haldi /Turmeric
  • Salt

Method :

Pressure cook the potatoes. Deskin and slice them roughly. Slice the onions. Boil the peas with a little salt in an open pan till done. Chop the green chillies fine. Grate the ginger. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard and after it splutters add the Urad Dal and Jeera. Toss. Drop in the onions, green chillies, ginger and salt. Roast till the onions are translucent. Add the Haldi. Toss. Add the potatoes, Peas and a glass of water. Stir. Allow to cook covered till the water is absorbed. Add lemon juice , garnish with coriander leaves and mix thoroughly .

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Potato and Onion Saung-2 Recipe

This Saung is usually an accompaniment to Rice and Dal. It is dry as compared to the one posted earlier which is generally served over String Hoppers /Idiappam /Shenvayi. Here the variation to the ingredients used, is addition of coriander seeds or coriander powder and roasted red chillies or chilly powder which can be roasted in the seasoning itself.

Ingredients :

  • 5 potatoes
  • 4 onions
  • 2 heaped tbsps Coriander seeds
  • 12 roasted Dry red chillies
  • 2 tbsps Tamarind paste
  • 5 tbsps Coconut oil/ oil of choice
  • Salt

Method :

Pressure cook potatoes. Deskin and chop them into bite sized pieces. Slice the onions fine. Grind the coriander seeds, roasted dry red chillies and tamarind to a smooth paste with a little water. Heat oil in a pan. Add the onions, add salt and roast on a high flame till half the onions turn dark brown and the others remain translucent. Drop in the paste and toss for a minute. Add two glasses of water(500ml) and the potatoes. After the Saung starts boiling, lower heat, cover and cook, stirring in between till the Saung turns semi solid. Keep aside for half an hour for the flavours to infuse before serving.

Note: If using coriander powder and Chilly powder instead of the coriander seeds and roasted red chillies, add them in the seasoning after the onions are done. Toss for a few seconds, add the tamarind paste and, water. Boil this well and then add the potatoes.

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Potato and Onion Stir fry Recipe

This simple Potato and Onion Stir fry is a saviour when one runs out of vegetables. It goes well with Rice, Roti and even with Dosa or bread. Simple, easy yet delicious!

Ingredients :

  • 5 medium sized potatoes
  • 3 medium sized onions
  • 5 dry red chillies broken into bits
  • A pinch of Haldi /turmeric
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 3 tbsps Coconut oil
  • Salt

Method :

Deskin the potatoes and wash them thoroughly. Slice them lengthwise. Wash them again to remove all the starch. Slice the onions. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard and after it splutters add the broken red chilly bits and toss. Drop in the onions and salt. Roast till translucent. Add the haldi, toss and tip in the potatoes. Mix well. Add half a glass of water, cover and cook on a slow flame till done.

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Batata vada/Aloo/Potato Bonda Recipe

Batata Vada or Aloo Bonda is a famous Mumbai street food, but today it is popular all over India. Served either with a spicy garlic chutney, or with a mint and coriander one, it can be relished on it’s own as it has all the spices added to it.

Ingredients :

  • 6 potatoes
  • 8 green chillies
  • 2 inch piece of ginger
  • 7 garlic cloves
  • Coriander leaves
  • 3 tbsps oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt
  • 1 heaped cup Besan/ Bengal Gram flour/Chickpea flour
  • 3 tbsps rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp Haldi/turmeric powder
  • A pinch of soda bi carb.
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida /Hing
  • Oil for frying

Method :

Pressure cook the potatoes. Deskin them and mash them roughly. Make a coarse paste of the ginger garlic and green chillies. Heat 3 tbsps oil. Add a spoon of mustard and after it splutters add the curry leaves. Drop in the ginger, garlic, green chilly paste and sauté for a minute. Drop in 1/4 tsp of haldi and immediately add the mashed potatoes. Add salt. Mix thoroughly and heat well. Add the chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice to it. Mix and keep aside to cool. When cool make balls out of the potato mixture. Keep aside. Take the Besan, rice flour, 1/4 tsp haldi, soda bi carb, asafoetida and salt in a bowl. Add enough water to make a batter which is thick enough to coat the potato balls. The batter should not be runny. Keep aside for ten minutes. Heat oil in a pan. Drop the potato balls in the batter, coat them well and then gently slide them into the hot oil three at a time. Deep fry to a rich golden yellow. Serve with chutney or ketchup.

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Potato and Tomato Gozzu Recipe

A simple yet delicious accompaniment to Rice or Rotis, the Potato and tomato gozzu is best served at room temperature. A dish which is traditionally served with Kanji/Rice gruel, it can be made by garnishing with or without raw onions.

Ingredients :

  • 2 large potatoes peeled, washed and sliced thinly.
  • 5 medium sized tomatoes chopped into large chunks
  • 5 green chillies minced
  • Hing/asafoetida
  • Salt
  • 1 medium sized onion minced
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp urad dal/black gram dal
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves

Method :

Cook the potato and tomato together. After it is done, discard the peel of the Tomato and mash the Tomato and potato together. Crush the green chillies, hing and salt and add it along with the finely chopped onion to the gozzu. Heat 1 tbsp oil. Add a spoon of mustard and after it splutters add a spoon of urad dal. Toss till it is golden brown. Drop in two sprigs of curry leaves. Toss and season the gozzu with it. Mix well and serve with dal rice or roti.

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Capsicum and Potato Subzi Recipe

One of my favourites as it goes well with Roti or Rice, this Capsicum and Potato Subzi is quick and easy to make. Delicious and fragrant with hing/asafoetida that is used in the seasoning, it will leave you asking for more.

Ingredients :

  • 2 large Capsicums
  • 2 large Potatoes
  • 1 tsp chilly powder
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp hing/asafoetida
  • Salt
  • 2 tbsps oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • Oil for frying the potatoes

Method :

Deskin and wash the potatoes thoroughly. Slice them into wedges. Apply salt on them and keep them aside for about five minutes. Meanwhile chop the Capsicum into one inch squares. Keep aside. Heat oil in a pan. Squeeze out the potatoes and deep fry them to a golden yellow. Drain them on tissue paper. Heat 2 tbsps oil. Add a tsp of mustard and after it splutters add the hing. Toss. Drop in the Capsicum pieces, salt, turmeric and chilly powder. Mix well. Add the fried potato wedges. Mix thoroughly and cook till done on a slow flame. . I prefer transferring it into the microwave as one needn’t worry about it getting burnt. Serve hot with Roti or Dal rice.

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Green Peas and Potato Curry Recipe

This Green peas and Potato Curry goes well with almost everything. Not to be mistaken for the traditional Aloo Matar, this curd/yoghurt based dish laced with a pinch of spices is aromatic and delicious.

Ingredients :

  • 2 large potatoes
  • 250 gms shelled peas
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 large tomato
  • 3 tbsps oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 glass thick curds/yoghurt
  • 1 inch piece of cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 tbsps coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp chilly powder
  • A pinch of haldi/turmeric powder
  • Coriander leaves for garnish

Method :

Chop the potatoes into tiny cubes. Boil the peas and potatoes with salt till done. Slice the onions fine. Powder the coriander seeds, cinnamon and cloves. Chop the tomatoes fine. Churn the curds and keep aside. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard and after it splutters add the onions. Roast till translucent. Drop in the powdered spices and toss for a couple of minutes. Add the chilly and turmeric powders. Toss and immediately add the tomatoes. Roast for a couple of moments till they wilt. Add the cooked peas and potato mixture. Adjust the consistency of the gravy by adding as much water as required. It should be neither too thick nor thin. Boil well for a few minutes on gentle heat so that the flavours infuse and leave behind a thick gravy. Add the curd and give one boil. Garnish with coriander leaves. Mix well and serve hot with rotis, rice or bread.

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Potatoes and Peas Grilled Sandwich Recipe

A favourite with the family, this potato and peas sandwich doubles up not only as a snack but as a meal as well. You can add cheese too if you like it, but it tastes good as it is!!!

Ingredients :

  • 6 large potatoes
  • 3 large onions
  • 100 gms shelled peas
  • 2 inch piece of ginger
  • 10 green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt
  • 1tsp mustard
  • 3 tbsps oil
  • Butter
  • A loaf of Bread

Method :

Pressure cook the potatoes. Deskin and mash them well. Boil the peas in salted water till done. Chop the onions and green chillies fine. Grate the ginger. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard. After it splutters add the ginger, green chillies and the onions. Tip in salt and roast till the onions turn translucent. Add the Garam masala and toss for a couple of minutes. Add the mashed potato and mix well. Drop in the cooked peas and heat thoroughly. Add the chopped coriander leaves. Mix thoroughly and keep aside. Butter the slices of bread on one side each. Place the buttered side towards the toaster. Pile a tbsp of the potato and peas stuffing and spread it evenly over the slice. Cover it with another slice of bread, with the unbuttered side facing the stuffing. Clamp the toaster shut and roast over a medium flame till golden brown and crisp. Serve with chutney or tomato ketchup.

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Potato and Onion Saung Recipe

This is for the spice lovers!!! Baby potatoes in a fiery red onion gravy. Though the spice level can be adjusted to one’s preference it tastes best when it is on the spicier side. Goes well with string hoppers, rotis, rice, or even with bread.

Ingredients :

  • 500gms baby potatoes
  • 5 large onions sliced fine
  • 5 tsps chilly powder
  • 2tbsps tamarind paste
  • Salt
  • 5 tbsps Parachute Coconut oil

Method :
Pressure cook the potatoes and peel them. Heat 5 tbsps coconut oil. Add the sliced onions and roast on a high flame so that half of them get browned and the other half are translucent . Add the chilly powder and toss for a few seconds. Add the tamarind paste, salt, potatoes and enough water to make it a gravy. Drop in the boiled potatoes. Boil well so that the potatoes absorb the masala.

Note: this is one variety of Saung. I will be posting another variation which is not as runny as this one.

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