Monday, October 26, 2009

Aloo Matar Masala yet again!

I still have couple of more to do on the Diwali snacks, but I thought I will give a break here! The weekend went off too soon to realize. Hubby dear was not in town on Sunday, so Athamma said she and FIL, who has come down for the weekend, would take the kids to the temple nearby. The temple has some ducks and fish for which the boys were crazy few months ago. They used to want to visit those ducks and fish everyday and hubby dear used to take the three for a ride round the campus.

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

Ingredients Needed:

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!

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Avisha said...

That looks simply delicious. To eat it with Dosa is new to me but will definatley want to try it your way.Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Naveen said...

Aloo Matar looks perfect and yummy dear..!!!

Madhu said...

one can never get bored of aloo dishes i guess.. aloo and dosa/appam always the best combo.

meeso said...

You have my tummy growling! And, yes, I do love soft, spongy appams :D

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Aloo matar is my all time fav. Looks good. Love to have it with some hot roti. YUM!

Cham said...

I imagine taking this spongy appam and dipping in ur gravy, delicious!
He he which temple has ducks ? I ve quiet seen pigeons not ducks.

Priya said...

Tempting aloo matar masala, my fav dish:)

Sanghi said...

Wow.. valli your appam and curry looks delicious! So tempting dear!;)

Uj said...

As a kid I too loved to feed the fishes with murmura and would never let go an opportunity:) Appam served with aloo matar masala looks yummy.. I find this combination very tasty :)

Sudeshna said...

The appam looks so pretty and warm. Loved the curry too.

Happy cook said...

Looks yumm that peas cury, what i would love to have is appom, you know i have never made them and to say my mom almost made then every sunday for breakfast when we were kids.I too remember taking shyama to the near by lake for seein ducks and swans :-)

Amrita said...

Mouth wateringgggggggggggg ssssssslurp

Parita said...

Simply delicious!

jayasri said...

mmmm.., You can never say no.., looks so delicious..., with aapam I have not tried only with pooris and chapatis

Shri said...

Love the dish...Looks so delicious, Valli!

Divya Vikram said...

Stew sounds great with aapam. Looks too good Valli.

kamala said...

Very tempting Valli..I can take this for chappathis..As I prefer coconut milk and sugar for APpam!!!continuous power failiures..coudnt visit the blogs

MeetaK said...

i am one thinking that! i do not quite remember ever having aloo matar fro brunch! but why not?!! thanks valli for this scrumptious recipe!

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