Potato and Green Pea Curry


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Recipe by: Chef John V., A Good Cooking Recipe!

Serving size: 4 people

Preparation time: about 1 hour

Aloo Matar or mattar is a gravy based dish prepared with onion, garlic, fennel and cumin seeds, potatoes and peas then finally garnished with fried garlic and coriander leaves.



1 cup onions, sliced thin
4 tbsp. clarified butter
1/2 tsp. ground fennel
1 tsp. cayenne turmeric
1 tbsp. ginger chopped
1/2 tsp. cumin, powder
1/2 tsp. hot chili---cayenne
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 cup potatoes, sliced 1/2 inch thick
2 tsp. salt
2 cups green peas
2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp. thin sliced garlic---oil to fry


Fry onions in butter and add all the spices. Add sliced potatoes and water, season with salt, bring to a boil and simmer until tender, add green peas and simmer 5 more minutes. Check seasoning.
Fry garlic in oil to golden, spoon over potatoes in serving dish and topped with chopped cilantro.

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