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Aloo Matar

Aloo Matar

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Vaijayanti Tamhankar

Vaijayanti Tamhankar

Here is a delightful dish - potatoes and peas in a tomato puree sauce. It's pretty easy to rustle up, and adds zing to any meal. The best thing is that all of the ingredients are readily available. Serve hot with naan, puris, rotis, or plain rice.

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  • Calories:
  • 487 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 81.7g
  • 26%
  • Protein:
  • 9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 898 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Stir in the onions, ginger garlic paste, and bay leaf. Cook until the onions are tender. Mix in the potatoes and peas. Cover and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaf.
  2. Stir the tomato puree, garam masala, paprika, sugar, and salt into the vegetable mixture. Continue cooking about 10 minutes. Mix in the cilantro and continue cooking about 2 minutes.
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BLOTH
47

BLOTH

1/10/2004

I gave this recipe 5 stars because it was easy to make, tasted great, and best of all, it was the first Indian dish I have ever prepared. I didn't have a wok but found that using a large, non-stick pot worked well. I substituted sesame oil for the vegetable oil but used the same quantity. I used one medium onion (diced), two seemed like an awful lot. I used a cup of tomatoe puree and, next time, I'd probably add a 1 1/2 or 2 cups of peas instead of just one. The garlic/ginger paste is a little hard to find so I substituted a finely minced concoction of a few small cloves of fresh garlic and an equal quantity of fresh ginger. The spice Garam masala is now available from the spice company McCormick and is sold at large supermarkets in my area (Giant Food in No. VA). The amount of paprika specified was to my liking (but I'm a paprika fan). Give this dish a try, you won't be disappointed!

LORIKAE
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LORIKAE

6/3/2005

Great recipe...I tend to change things alot though: I only used 2 potatoes, and an entire large bag of frozen peas. Also doubled or even tripled spices. Rather than sugar I used about a tsp. each of cinnamon and cloves, and rather than paprika, I used curry and chili powder to spice it up a bit. To reduce fat, I only used about a tsp. of oil and that worked just fine. Using crused or diced tomatoes rather than puree adds some moisture to the sauce to pour over rice or dip Naan into.

TINAPEACOCK
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TINAPEACOCK

1/28/2006

I thought it was good, but it really needing some spicing up. Only 1 1/2 tsp of garam masala? I probably used at least 2 TBS just in order to taste it. I used chopped garlic and ginger, worked fine. I pre-cooked the potatoes in a large pot with garlic, salt and pepper. And sauteed the onions/garlic separately, then mixed together when the potatoes were about done (about 20 mins). I also used a small can of tomato paste, and topped it off with some V8 juice (about 2 cups)... it made it nice and creamy. Added fresh tomatoes and lots of peas... some dried chili flakes. Served it over garlic-tasted pita... delish!

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