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    Aloo Matar (Paneer Optional)

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    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

    Monu's Note:

    Delicious concoction I created. It's tasty, my husband loves it, and it's even better with paneer!

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    1. 1
      Heat oil in pressure cooker if you have one. If not, any pot/pan will do.
    2. 2
      Add onions and stir constantly until slightly brown.
    3. 3
      Add garlic and ginger to onions and stir constantly until mixture is brown.
    4. 4
      Add tomatoes and green chili to mixture and stir constantly for 3-5 minutes (if you find the mixture sticking to the pan, add a few tablespoons of water).
    5. 5
      Add salt, turmeric, black pepper, paprika, red chili, and garam masala, stir for 30 seconds.
    6. 6
      Add potatoes and peas (and paneer, if using) and stir for 2 minutes.
    7. 7
      Add cup of water and stir until water mixed in
    8. 8
      Close pressure cooker and cook for 1 whistle, take off burner, release pressure (or cover pot/pan and cook for 10-15 minutes (until potatoes cooked), stirring occasionally to prevent food from sticking to bottom of pot/pan).
    9. 9
      Garnish with cilantro (coriander).
    10. 10
      Serve hot with basmati rice or roti and cucumber raita. Enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 14, 2006


      This is very delicious! I did not have green chillis so I omitted those, used tomato puree instead of fresh ones and used half the suggested black pepper powder. It turned out to be still well spiced, aromatic and with a little kick. I loved it,thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Aloo Matar (Paneer Optional)

    Serving Size: 1 (351 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 237.9
    Calories from Fat 45
    Total Fat 5.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 796.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 44.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.1 g
    Sugars 6.1 g
    Protein 6.3 g

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