There are many, many different ways to prepare Aloo Matar, Indian spiced potatoes and peas. Some recipes use a coconut base, and others simmer the potatoes in a tomato sauce. This basic recipe uses a few simple spices for a flavorful and tangy Indian food dish that is both vegetarian and vegan. Serve with rice, if desired.
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- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 onions, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced or grated
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 potatoes, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups peas
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large skillet over medium high heat, sautee the onion, garlic, and ginger for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onions are soft.
- Add the bay leaf, potatoes and peas and stir to combine. Add the water. Cover and allow to cook at least ten minutes, or until potatoes are almost softened.
- Add the garam masala and paprika. Cover and cook another 8 to 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Stir in the cilantro and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with rice if desired.
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