16th May 2021

Alu Mutter

Alu Mutter

Alu Mutter is a preparation of potatoes and peas. Although there are umpteen ways this is prepared, we as a family like it, as this recipe entails. This preparation is best served with chapatis or rotis (Indian Bread).

Serves: A Family of Four

Prep. Time: 20 Mins.

Cooking Time: 35 to 40 Mins.

Ingredients:

[ Standard Measure : 1 cup = 250 ml ]

  • Peas (frozen) – 1 cup
  • Potatoes (peeled, cubed) – 2 small
  • Tomatoes (grated/finely chopped) – 3 medium
  • Green Chillies (finely chopped) – 1 to 2
  • To be ground to a Paste:
    • Onion – 1 medium
    • Ginger – 1 inch
    • Garlic – 4 cloves
    • Cinnamon – ½ inch
    • Green Cardamom – 1
    • Cloves – 3
  • Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Garam Masala Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Corriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp.
  • Oil – 4 tbsp.
  • Salt – 1 tsp. or to taste

Step 1:     Boil the potatoes in 1 cup water with ½ tsp. salt till almost done. Then add the peas and cook till both are done. Keep aside.

Step 2:     Heat oil in a pan and splutter the cumin seeds. Then add the green chillies and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 3:     Add the ground paste and saute on low heat till the raw smell disappears.

Step 4:     Now add the powdered spices and saute for a minute.

Step 5:     Next, add the tomatoes and continue cooking on low heat and covered till they turn soft and the oil is separated (about 6 to 8 minutes).

Step 6:     Add the cooked potatoes and peas and mix for 2 minutes. Cook covered on low heat for 5 minutes. Then taste for salt and add if required. Cook covered further for another 10 minutes.

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