I remember my first visit with the kids to see those ducks and fish. The boys were so excited showing me the three ducklings, with the mummy duck and daddy duck. Why is that they always want to see the M & D with 3 kids! Konda even asked why all my stories always has 3 kids now. Well!
Anyway they came back home with tales on how big the fish were and what the ducks did. Since I told Amma that I will make breakfast for them, I thought it would be good to make something different from the Tomato Kurma or Veg Stew. Also Dad doesn't like Tomato Kurma, I really don't know why! But this was good enough reason to try again the recipe that my office cook did. I changed a bit from my last time, so can believe that change brought in much more taste than before!
Essentially it is the same dish, with few modification!
The renovation at home robbed me of my make shift studio, until I find a better place, this is going to be it! I wasn't really happy with the set up, but I can't complain.
Aloo Peas Masala ~ Potato with Fresh Peas in Gravy
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Serves - 4
Potatoes - 250 gms
Fresh Peas - 100 gms
Onions - 2 medium
Tomatoes - 3 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Clove - 2
Cinnamon - 1"
Cardamom - 2
Bay Leaf - 1
Chilly powder -1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Coriander leaves - for garnish
Method to prepare
Pressure potatoes till tender, if you want you can add the fresh peas and cook for another whistle. If you like the taste other wise, use it as such, it normally gets cooked fast.
Chop Onions and tomatoes roughly. Heat a pan with a tsp of oil. Roast both seperately till well done. Cool, grind to fine paste.
Heat a kadia with oil. Add whole spices. You can also use the same cooker after removing the boiled peas and potatoes.
Fry the onion paste along with ginger garlic paste. Sauté well to ensure it doesn't burn.
Then add tomatoes puree. Add chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Check spice and add more if you need.
Cook in sim for 5 mins, till its cooked well. Then add the cooked potatoes and peas. Mix well and add coriander.
Let it cook for 10 mins or till gravy thickens.
Serve with Rotis or Pooris. If you want to try differently try with Appam or even Dosa, it tasted great!
If you love those really soft spongy like appams, then please do hop to make them!
Will be back with another Diwali delicacy! I am making you have enough for the next year!..:)
Sending the Appam with the Aloo Matar Masala to Meeta for her Monthly Mingle which is themed on Brunch! I know I know some might think Aloo Matar Masala for Brunch??..Well since I served this for Sunday Brunch, I think one doesn't mind dipping into one!