Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Alu muttar ( serves 4)

Alu muttar( without onion and garlic) -  serves 4
Aloo Mutter

Potatoes (peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes) – 2 medium
Tomatoes (diced finely) – 3 large
Green peas (shelled) – 200 gms
Ginger (peeled and finely diced) – ½ inch piece
Oil – 2 tablespoons
Asafetida powder – I pinch
Turmeric – ¼ teaspoon
Jeera – ½ teaspoon
Salt and chilly powder to taste
Jaggery – 1and ½ tablespoons
Garam masala – 1 pinch
Coriander (destalked and finely chopped) – a handful
Water – 250 ml

Heat oil in a cooker pan, add jeera and let it sputter before adding the ginger and tomatoes. Cook for about 4-5 minutes and add the chilly powder, turmeric, asafetida and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add the jaggery, salt, diced potato, green peas and cook for 1 minute. Add the water, coriander and garam masala. Let it all come to a boil and pressure cook it till soft. (About 3-4 whistles depending on your pressure cooker) Open the cooker and check for consistency and adjust accordingly. Serve hot with hot rotis or Phulkas.

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