Friday, January 12, 2018

Aloo Gajar Matar / Punjabi Recipe/ Finger Licking Aloo Gajar Matar with step by step images and recipe video.

Aloo Gajar Matar / Punjabi Recipe
Aloo Gajar Matar / Punjabi Recipe

 
The winter special veggies carrot and peas are cooked along with potato in sauted onions, tomato spiced up with the traditional Punjabi masalas which make it a perfect dry side dish.

Aloo gajar matar is a very commonly made in almost all Punjabi families during winter. As then we get the fresh tender juicy carrots along with the green peas. It’s a pan recipe, however, it can also be made in cooker with the same steps just then after stir frying the veggies for a minute on high give it 2 whistles on low flame and let it depressurize on its own.






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Ingredients:

2 Potatoes (chopped)

2 Carrots (chopped)

¾ cup Green Peas

1 Onion (finely chopped)

1 tsp Garlic (finely chopped)

1 tsp Ginger (finely chopped)

1 Green Chilli (finely chopped)

1 tsp Cumin seeds

½ tsp Turmeric powder

½ tsp Red chilli powder

1 tsp Garam masala powder

2 tbsp Chopped Coriander leaves

3 tbsp Oil

Method:

In a pan heat 3 tbsp oil. 



Add in 1 tsp Cumin seeds.
Aloo Gajar Matar / Punjabi Recipe
heat oil and add cumin


When the cumin seeds starts releasing aroma put in 1 onion finely chopped. Saute till translucent.

Aloo Gajar Matar / Punjabi Recipe
add onion


Further include the chopped 1 tsp ginger, 1 tsp garlic, 1 green chilli and continue frying on low to medium heat till it turns brown.

Aloo Gajar Matar / Punjabi Recipe
add garlic, ginger, green chillies

Then add turmeric powder and stir fry for a minute on low flame

Aloo Gajar Matar / Punjabi Recipe
add turmeric powder

Further add in the 1 tsp Garam masala powder and ½ tsp red chilli powder. Mix well and stir fry for a minute on low heat.

Aloo Gajar Matar / Punjabi Recipe
add garam masala and red chilli powder


Now put in 1 tomato finely chopped and cook till it turns soft.

Aloo Gajar Matar / Punjabi Recipe
add tomato

Aloo Gajar Matar / Punjabi Recipe
cook till soft


Now it’s time to add in the veggies. Put in 2 potatoes chopped, 2 carrots chopped and ¾ cup green peas along with salt

Aloo Gajar Matar / Punjabi Recipe
add veggies and salt


Stir fry on high for about 2 minutes. This is done because when we will cook it covered the veggies won’t turn mushy.

Aloo Gajar Matar / Punjabi Recipe
stir fry for a minute


Next step is to cover the pan and cook for about 15 minutes or until cooked. Keep on stirring at regular intervals.

Aloo Gajar Matar / Punjabi Recipe
cook covered

 
When the veggies are completely cooked garnish it with chopped coriander.

Aloo Gajar Matar / Punjabi Recipe
garnish with coriander


Serve hot with any Indian bread of your choice.

Aloo Gajar Matar / Punjabi Recipe
Aloo Gajar Matar / Punjabi Recipe


Tips:

It can also be made in cooker. After stir frying the veggies cook till two whistles.

This recipe is medium spicy you can add in more green chillies and red chilli powder to make it Spicer.




Do try this food-a-licious winter special Aloo Gajar Matar Punjabi Style and share your experience with us via comments


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