Quick Punjabi Style Aloo Matar Recipe: Video

Now who doesn't like Aloo Matar ki sabji? We're sure most of them just love having this gravy with chapatis due to its excellent taste and ease of preparation. Read here to know this simple recipe.

By: Debdatta Mazumder
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Sometimes, in search of the recipe of special dishes, you ignore the regular preparations. Many of you think special dishes need special occasions to make.

But, the fact is, you can make each day extraordinary by bringing exceptional touch to your regular dishes.

Aloo Matar is one of the most common dishes that is prepared in many households. It comprises of peas and potatoes and the curry is made with several spices.

Whether at lunch or dinner, with rice or roti, aloo matar can go well at anytime and with anything.

The preparation of aloo matar varies from state to state. The recipe of Rajasthan is quite different from the one prepared in Punjab. If you have not tried it yet, here are the ingredients and a detailed method of preparing the Punjabi aloo matar gravy. Have a look.

Serves - 4

Preparation Time - 10 minutes

Cooking Time - 20 minutes

Ingredients:

1. Oil - 2 tbsp

2. Cumin Seeds - ½ tsp

3. Onions - ¾th cup (chopped)

4. Garlic - 1 tsp (chopped)

5. Ginger - 1 tsp (chopped)

6. Green Chilli Paste - 1 tsp

7. Tomatoes - 1 cup (chopped)

8. Water as needed

9. Green Peas - 1 cup (boiled)

10. Potato Cubes - 1½ cup (boiled)

11. Salt to taste

12. Red Chilli Powder - 1½ tsp

13. Garam Masala - ½ tsp

14. Turmeric - a pinch

15. Coriander Leaves - 1 tsp (chopped)

Procedure:

1. Take a non-stick pan and heat oil. Now, add cumin seeds into it. When it starts spluttering, add chopped onions.Sauté well, until the onion turns golden brown in colour.

Quick Punjabi Style Aloo Matar Recipe

2. Now, add garlic, ginger, tomatoes and green chilli paste into it. If you see tomatoes need time to be cooked, add one tbsp of water into it.

Quick Punjabi Style Aloo Matar Recipe

3. Now, mix well and smash the tomatoes a bit. When all the spices are cooked, add green peas and potatoes into it.

Quick Punjabi Style Aloo Matar Recipe

4. Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder into it and mix everything well.Now, add one cup of water and let the curry boil.

5. Smash potatoes a little, so that the curry becomes thicker.

Quick Punjabi Style Aloo Matar Recipe

6. Now, your aloo matar ki sabji is ready to be served. Turn off the stove and serve in a serving bowl.Garnish with chopped coriander.

Quick Punjabi Style Aloo Matar Recipe

The recipe is too easy to make, right? It tastes so yummy that you can even have it with bread. Kids, who run away from vegetables, will love to have this if you serve it with rice or roti.

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Story first published: Friday, November 4, 2016, 15:30 [IST]
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