Alu Matar (Potatoes And Peas In Onion-Tomato Sauce)

Course : Potatoes
Serves: 4
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1 1/2 pounds small potatoes
2 medium onions
3 cloves garlic
1 piece ginger -- fresh 1/2 inch piece
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 dash asafoetida -- crushed
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon salt -- to taste
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon tumeric -- ground
2 large tomatoes -- chopped coarsely
1 cup peas
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon garam masala

Preparation / Directions:

1. Cook the potatoes until tender. Peel and set aside. 2. In the container of a blender or food processor, mince together the onions, garlic and ginger. 3. In a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the asafoetida (if used) and cumin. 4. When spices darken (1 to 2 seconds) add the minced onion mixture and saute until browned (about 12 minutes). 5. Add the salt, cayenne, tumeric and tomatoes and cook until they soften (about 5 minutes). add the peas and water; reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes. 6. Halve the cooked potatoes if they seem too large. Add them to the pan and cook covered for another 5 minutes. 7. Mix in the garam masala just before serving.


Nutritional Information:

296 Calories (kcal); 11g Total Fat; (32% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 45g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 21mg Sodium

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