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Alu Matar - Potatoes and Peas in Onion Tomato Sauce Recipe - Cooking Index

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Alu Matar - Potatoes and Peas in Onion Tomato Sauce

Cuisine: Indian
Type: Vegetables
Courses: Dressings, Starters and appetizers
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs 681g / 24ozSmall potatoes
2 lbs 908g / 32ozOnions (medium)
3   Garlic cloves
1   piece ginger
3 tablespoons 45mlVegetable oil
1   Asafetida - crushed, optional
1/2 tablespoon 7.5mlCumin seeds
  Salt - to taste
1/4 tablespoon 3.8mlCayenne pepper
1/2 tablespoon 7.5mlGround turmeric
2 tablespoons 30mlTomatoes - coarsely chopped (large)
1 cup 237mlPeas
1/4 cup 59mlWater
1/2 tablespoon 7.5mlGaram masala

Recipe Instructions

Cook potatoes until tender. Peel and set aside. In container of a blender or food processor, mince together onions, garlic and ginger. In a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, warm the oil. Add asafetida (if used) and cumin. When spices darken (1 to 2 seconds) add the minced onion mixture and saute until browned (about 12 minutes). Add the salt, cayenne, turmeric and tomatoes and cook until they soften (about 5 minutes). Add peas and water; reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Halve cooked potatoes if they seem too large. Add them to the pan and cook covered for another 5 minutes. Mix in garam masala just before serving.

Source:
From Bengal to Punjab:The Cuisines of India by Smita

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