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NORTH INDIAN DISHES


1:ALOO MATTAR RECIPE

HERE IS A DELIGHT FULL 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.

INGREDIENTS:-

2 TBS OF VEGETABLE OIL
2 BOILED POTATOES
1 ONION
1 CUP TOMATO PUREE
1 CUP BOILED PEAS (SOAKED OVER NIGHT/FROZEN PEAS)
1 BAY LEAVES
5-6 CLOVES
1 CINNAMON
1 tspoon GINGER-GARLIC PASTE
1/2 tbs CORIANDER POWDER
1/2 tbs JEERA POWDER
1 tbs FENUGREEK LEAVES
1/2 ts RED CHILLI POWDER
1/2 tbs KITCHEN KING MASALA (IF NOT GARAM MASALA)
SALT TO TASTE
2 tbs CHOPPED CILANTRO
1 Tbs SUGAR

DIRECTION

a) HEAT OIL IN A WOK OVER MEDIUM HEAT.ADD GINGER GARLIC PASTE ,BAY LEAVES.MIX IN THE BOILED POTATOES AND PEAS,SAUTE IT
FOR 10 MINUTES.

b) IN A BLENDER ADD ONION,CLOVES AND CINNAMON, MAKE A FINE PASTE AFTER WHICH THIS MIXTURE IS ADDED TO THE BOILED POTATOES AND PEAS,COOK FOR FEW SECONDS.

C)STIR IN THE TOMATO PUREE,KITCHEN KING MASALA,RED CHILLI POWDER,CORIANDER AND JEERA POWDER,SUGAR AND SALT TO TASTE INTO THE VEGETABLE MIXTURE.CONTINE COOKING FOR 5-10 MINUTES.MIX IN CILANTROAND CONTINUE COOKING FOR 2 MINUTES.

NOW ALOO MATAR IS READY TO SERVE . Serve hot with naan, puris, rotis, or plain rice.

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