September 21, 2013

Curried Potatoes & Peas

Every once in a while my husband will be flipping channels on the TV and will suddenly stop at some random TV show, often in Black & White that ran while he was a kid. Of course, to me it as foreign as space aliens ....!! But I do understand the sentiment as there are things which still remind me of my childhood and seemingly random things bring the memories rushing back in. One of the oddest things, to me, is this particular commercial on TV. It probably ran for 5 years or more on the single channel we had back then. I don't even remember the product it was for .. or the face of the little girl who was in it. I just remember her voice saying "Aloo Mutter ... aur bahut saare mutter" which translates to "Curried Potatoes and Peas ... with lots of peas". 

Prep Time: 20-25 min

Ingredients (Serves 4):

  1. 1 lb Red Potatoes, cleaned, quartered. 
  2. 1 x 12 oz Frozen Peas (thawed)
  3. 1 Medium Red Onion, diced
  4. 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  5. 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  6. 1 tbsp Cumin
  7. 1/2 tbsp Coriander Powder
  8. 1 tsp Deggi Chilli Powder
  9. 1/8 tsp Turmeric
  10. 2 cups water
  11. Salt and Pepper, to taste
  12. Fresh Cilantro leaves, for garnishing
  13. Hot Sauce (optional)
Line a pot with water and add diced onion and saute on medium-high heat until translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste, tomato paste and all spices, mix well and saute for another couple of minutes. Add one cup water and potatoes, toss well. Cover and simmer on medium-low until potatoes are almost done (fork tender but not done enough to eat yet!). Add peas at this time, mix well, add remaining water. Bring everything to a boil again, cover and simmer for 10 minutes until fragrant, potatoes should smoosh under a fork and any liquid in the dish should be thick and starchy (from the potatoes releasing some of their starch!). Serve hot over a bed of brown rice. 

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving): Calories 177 (Fat Calories 9)
Total Fat 1.0 g; Carbohydrates 36.2 g; Fiber 8.1 g; Sugars 7.2 g; Protein 7.7 g

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