Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Aloo Karaishuti-r Tarkari – Green Peas and Potato curry


At times I wonder why we have the hot summer days. I don’t know if I’m right or wrong when I say my childhood summers were much better than today. Summer and lots of mangoes and children relishing to their hearts content. I remember the Desi Aam, the small juisy ones, the juice sucked straight from where the stem broke, was bought in counts. Women came with basketful of these small, sweet and juicy mangoes and Ma bought lots of them. These women sold in counts of 20 and they were cheap. Hey, the market price of mangoes has gone up now. But there’s no way to ignore the King of Fruits during summer.

Don’t get puzzled with my mango story. Today I’m sharing my Aloo Karaishuti-r (potato and green peas) curry. This recipe was getting irritated as it did not get a place in my spot. What can I do? only yesterday I found the pictures in my folder and thought why not do justice to this and post it for public view.

This is a preparation with no onion and garlic. Those who love onion in their everyday rasoi can also cook this for a change.



a) Vegetables for this simple curry:

Fresh green peas 500gms. Take the pain to break open the pods and put the peas in a bowl... don’t eat them up raw. Wash the peas.

3 Potatoes peeled, washed and diced.

1 big Tomato chopped.

b) Spices for taste:

Jeera powder 1 tsp, dhania powder ½ tsp, red chilli powder ½ tsp and haldi powder ¾ tsp. Soak all the powdered spices in some water to get a thin paste.

c) Other ingredients:

Cooking oil 2 tbsp, salt and sugar

Heat oil in a kadhai, then add the cubed potatoes to the hot oil. Fry the potatoes till it gets the pinkish touch. Now add the green peas and tomatoes and stir. Cook for 2-3 minutes. By now the tomatoes will give out its juice. Then add the masala paste and sauté. Once the masala is being cooked add salt and sugar. Cook over medium flame till the oil separates from the masala. Add water sufficient for the gravy. Cover and cook till the potatoes are soft to be served.



Serve with some chopped green coriander on top for garnishing. Didn’t have dhania, so did without it.

Eat with plain white rice and dal, or relish with garma garam roti, paratha or puris.

24 comments:

  1. True, our childhood days are always cherished and all of us for sure would love to go back to those days if our life permits:):)Enjoyed ur simple yet tasty recipe.

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  2. Amar bhishon prio.....dekhei khete ichhe korchhe...

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  3. garame amon halka khetei bhalo lage. khub comforting dish eta.

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  4. nice and delicious looking aloo matar...yummy!!!

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  5. the curry looks tempting inviting and mouth watering.

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  6. Dear Gouri,
    Thanks for those lovely words.
    U too hv a g8 space here...will keep coming bk..following u.
    Cheers.

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  7. Hi,

    @Ms.Chitchat, Thanks for spending some time here. Childhood memories are 'Golden memories' for me...they'll never come back again in real life. Glad to know your thoughts about the recipe.

    Gouri

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  8. Somoo, thanks for the nice words.

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  9. Rachana, nice of you to be here with your comment.

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  10. Kamalika, tomar comment-ta o khoob lobhoniyo.
    Thanks dear for the sweet words.

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  11. Gulmohar, thanks dear for making your presence felt.

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  12. Sayantani, garome simple curry-e bhalo lage. Now its terribly hot here in Delhi, something cool is refreshing...

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  13. Suman, thanks for your sweet comment.

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  14. @kitchen queen, glad to read the nice words from you. Thanks for being here.

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  15. Chetana, thanks for coming here. Will be glad to see here again with your comment.

    Cheers,
    Gouri

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  16. perfect combo with roti,love it.
    Drop in sometime

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  17. Chaitra, glad to see you here. You have a nice space.
    ...to see more visits from you.

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  18. Green peas and potato is def a sooper hit combo. My all time fav one. Yours looking sooooo delicious.

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  19. @SpicyTasty, thanks for being here with your nice comment. Hope to see you again.

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  20. Hey thanku so much for droping by and for such a nice comment..please do visit regularly...by the way nice recipe and looking delicious..

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  21. Hi Gayathri, nice to see you here. Thanks and hope to see you often.

    Cheers,
    Gouri

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