Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Unexpected guests !

I am almost always well stocked on four things.

Onions,Potato's,frozen peas  and tomatos ( canned or fresh) I call these life saviors. It is good to be prepared for last minute plans. I have had to entertain un-expected  guests mind you  ! not un-wanted guests :)

Some quick and easy recipes always come in handy.

Matar Aloo rasse wale :

Ingridients :

Peas- 250 gms

1 potato

1 medium sized onion

2 medium sized tomatos

5-6 pods of garlic

1 inch piece ginger

Corriander powder 1 tsp
turmeric 1/4 tsp
salt acc: to taste
chilly powder 1/2 tsp
Roasted jeera powder 1/2 tsp
garam masala 1/4 tsp
Cilantro for garnishing

Grind or chop onions. In a pressure cooker add 2 tbsp olive oil /canola oil. wait till the oil is hot,then add the onions along with some salt and saute till it gets golden/pink. Grind ginger and garlic and add to the onions. Grind tomatos and add to the onion mixture along with all the dry masala's. Cook for 5-10 minutes. Till you see a nice orange/red color and some oil on the sides. Add frozen peas and chop the potato . Add 1/2 a glass of water and pressure cook for 3-4 minutes. It should not take very long for the potatos to cook.  Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Enjoy the matar aloo with poori or rice or roti :) Happy cooking !

Tip: If the rassa/gravy  is thin mash some potato with the back of the spoon.

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