Aloo Matar

2 medium boiled potatoes, cut into cubes
3 medium tomatoes, pureed
½ cup green peas, I used frozen green peas
2 teaspoons oil, use any oil of choice
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
¼ teaspoon turmeric
¼ teaspoon red chili powder, or adjust to taste
¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
1.5 teaspoon coriander powder
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
2 cups water
salt, to taste

  1. Heat oil in pan on medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  2. Then add ginger garlic paste and cook for 1-2 minute till the raw smell goes away.
  3. Add the pureed tomatoes. Add little salt, give a stir and cover and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove cover and add turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, red chili powder. Adjust spice levels to taste.
  5. Add more salt as required at this point. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. After the tomatoes have cooked for more than 10 minutes, add 2 cups water.
  7. Let it all come to a boil and then add cubed boiled potatoes and green peas to it. I have used frozen peas here which I put it warm water for 10 minutes before adding to the curry.
  8. Cover the pan and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes. Add chopped cilantro and mix.
  9. Serve aloo matar with any bread of your choice. It’s also great with plain rice.

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