Monday, September 14, 2009

Potato Peas curry / உருளை பட்டாணி குருமா /आलू मटर की सब्जी

Whether mashed, baked or fried, people often consider potatoes as comfort food. This one is a favorite at my home. It is an important food staple and the number one vegetable crop in the world. Potatoes are available year-round as they are harvested somewhere every month of the year. It's one easy to make dish, which goes well with chappati, dosa, rice or bread. Boiled potatoes are healthier than fried potatoes. This is what I think while cooking these, to avoid the guilt-conscientious. This is a common recipe, so why blog it. This site is all about cooking by a naive person and it has all the basic recipes, often the most known and easy ones as well.


Potatoes - 2

Green Peas - 1 cup

Onion - 1 finely chopped

Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Coriander powder - 1 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Chilly powder - 1 tsp

Amchur powder - 1/2 tsp

Salt and Oil as required.


1. Peel the potatoes and cut them 1 inch cubes. Add water and boil it in the microwave for 7 minutes. If using pressure cooker, pressure cook for 2 whistles and then cut the potatoes. Potatoes should not be completely cooked.

2. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Once they splutter, add the cumin seeds and saute for a minute.

3. Add ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes.

4. Add the onions and saute till it turns translucent.

5. Add the CTC(chilly, turmeric, coriander)powders and saute till masalas are cooked.

6. Once the raw smell masala goes, add green peas and saute for 2 minutes till it mixes well with the onion masala.

7. Add the boiled potatoes and saute for 2 minutes. Pour little water and let it cook in slow flame till the potatoes are fully cooked. Cover with a lid.

8.Add the amchur powder and mix well. Cover with lid and let it cook for a minute on slow flame.

Serve hot with chappati, roti, naan or dosa.

Health Quotient:

Potatoes are very low in saturated fat and have no cholestrol. Potatoes have good water content. They are a very good source of vitamin C, a good source of vitamin B6, copper, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber.

Potatoes as such are healthy and have all the essential nutrients. People shunning these for weight issues, please go ahead and have potaotes cooked in proper manner, which retain most of the nutrients.


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