Post by chief_cook2 on Aug 13, 2005 6:53:00 GMT -6
Potatoes with peas (Aloo mutter)
Note: This is from the modern-day "Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking,"
Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 tsp. cumin seed 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion 2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups) 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp. ground turmeric 3 medium red-skinned potatoes, peeled, cooked and cut into 2-inch pieces (2 cups) 1 cup frozen green peas 1 cup water 2 Tbsps. finely chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 tsp. spicy garam masala (available in specialty stores and Indian groceries)
1. Heat oil in 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cumin; sizzle 15 to 30 seconds.
2. Add onion; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown. Stir in tomatoes, salt, cayenne pepper and turmeric, and stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes, or until tomatoes are softened.
3. Stir in potatoes, peas, water and cilantro. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Uncover and simmer about 5 minutes longer, or until sauce thickens slightly. Stir in spicy garam masala.
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