Aloo Gobi Matar is an Indian vegetarian side dish which is very common in restaurant menu. The process of this recipe is little bit lengthy however not at all difficult. This is a North Indian style dish and goes very well with any time of Indian bread. While cooking cauiflower it is always better to blanch the florets and this helps to remove worms present in the florets.
Cauliflower - 1 big, cut into small florets
Potato - 2 medium, peeled and cut into cubes
Green Peas/Matar - 1/2 cup
Onion - 2 medium, chopped
Ginger Paste - 2 teaspoon
Tomato - 1 medium, chopped
Garlic Paste - 1/2 teaspoon
Green Chilli - 3 to 4, sliced
Red Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder - 11/2 teaspoon
Cumin Powder - 11/2 teaspoon
Coriander Powder - 2 teaspoon
Coriander Leaves - chopped, handful
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
Oil - 5 to 6 tablespoon
Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Blanch the cauliflower for 2 to 3 minutes and drain the water.
Heat oil (2 to 3 tablespoon) in a pan and add cauliflower florets along with little turmeric powder and salt. Keep on stirring under medium to high flame.
Once the cauliflower florets turn slightly golden, take them out and keep aside.
Add one tablespoon of oil and fry the potato cubes along with little turmeric powder and salt until golden and take them out and keep aside.
Finally heat the remaining oil in pan and add asafoetida and cumin seeds.
Once they start crackling add chopped onion, green peas and fry till onions are translucent.
Next add ginger and garlic paste and keep on stirring.
After that add dry spices including turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder. Mix them well.
Now add chopped tomatoes and cook until they are mashed. If require add little water.
Finally add fried cauliflower florets and potato cubes. Mix them well with all the spices and add sugar and salt as per the taste.
Next add sliced green chilli, chopped coriander leaves and garam masala powder. Mix them and switch off the gas and serve with rice or roti or paratha.
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