Potatoes and Peas make a good combination! In this video, Veena Gidwani, takes you through an authentic Sindhi preparation of Aloo Mutter.
1 cup shelled peas
2 medium sized potatoes peeled and cut into small pieces
3 medium sized tomatoes pureed
2 green chillies chopped
1½ inch piece ginger finely chopped
1 tsp coriander powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp cummin seed (jeera) powder
3 tbsps oil
1 mug water
Salt to taste
Few coriander leaves finely chopped
In a small pan boil peas with 1 cup water on a medium flame for 5-7 minutes till they are tender
In a kadai or thick bottomed pan heat 3 tbsp oil
Add finely 1 tbsp cumin seeds, finely chopped ginger, green chillies and curry leave
Stir for a minute or two
Reduce flame and add the chopped potatoes. Stir well for 5 minutes
Add grated/ pureed tomatoes
Now add the dry spices – ½ cummin powder, 1 coriander, ¼ turmeric, ½ red chilli powder and. Mix well
Add the boiled peas and keep aside the remainder water
Keep stirring the peas and potato mixture till tomatoes arecompletely dissolved
Add the water that you had kept aside and salt
Cover and cook on a low flame for a few minutes, till the potatoes are well cooked
You can put a knife or fork into one piece of potato and a pea grain to find out if they are cooked
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