Aloo matar/Pea and Potato curry

A very easy Indian recipe for people who love potatoes.

Salt as per your taste
1 tsp cumin seed
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp coriander powder
2 cups water
1 finely chopped onion
1 tomato finely chopped(puree)
Frozen Peas
aloo matar or Potatoes Peas

1)Peel potatoes and dice as evenly as possible.
2)Heat oil and add cumin seeds.
3)Once it crackles add onion and saute till it is translucent.
4)Add tomatoes and all the other spices. Add little water to cook it perfectly.
5)Let simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, then add potatoes and stir well to coat with oil and spices.
6)Continue for 5 to 10 minutes so potato cubes absorb all the spices.
7)Add water, lower heat and simmer slowly for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender.
8)Add peas, heat for another 5 minutes and serve.


Palak aloo

Indians loves Palak Paneer and so do I. But today in my home I had spinach but no Paneer. So I substituted Paneer with aloo and it turned out great. I am sharing the following recipe

2 garlic cloves,
chopped ginger,
1 finely chopped onion,
1/2 finely chopped tomato
finely chopped green chilies as per your taste,
2 potatoes,
Oil or ghee as per your taste
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander powder

aloo palak
Pressure cook spinach with garlic and ginger.
In pan add ghee/oil .Add cumin seeds and saute onions and the green chilies for about 5-10 minutes. Add tomatoes and saute it for another 2 minutes.
Blend spinach mixture and onion /tomato mixture into a fine puree and keep aside.
In the meantime boil the potatoes and set aside when done. Peel the potatoes and cut into fine cubes.
Heat pan and add spinach-onion/tomato puree and simmer for a few minutes.
Add the cooked potatoes,salt, garam masala and coriander powder and a little water if needed.
Simmer for few minutes till the potatoes absorb the flavor.
Serve it with roti/naan.

Paneer Bhurji

Paneer Bhurji is another variation of Paneer recipe .It is a quick, easy and a tasty to prepare dish at home.Its is similar to egg burji but instead of eggs Paneer is used in the recipe.Following are the ingredients

1 finely chopped Onion
1 finely chopped Tomato
finely chopped Green chillies according to taste
1/2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
1/4 tbsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tbsp Chilly powder
1/4 tbsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tbsp Garam Masala
finely chopped cilantro
salt to taste

Paneer Bhurji
In a Pan heat refined oil and add cumin seeds.Add onion and green chilly and saute till onion changes color. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2-3 minutes.

Add diced tomatoes and saute for a minute till it is cooked .Add all the spices into the pan and saute for 1-2 minute.

Crumble the paneer over the mixer. Combine them well together.

Add fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with naan/parantah or bread toast. You can add a tbsp of butter to enhance taste.