ALOO, MUTTAR, GAJAR: This is a wholesome and comforting meal, made up of potatoes (aloo), peas (muttar) and carrots (gajar). It’s a great meal to cook especially when you are unsure what to make – you normally have these veggies at home! This dish is meant to be ‘dry’ but if you want it to be more ‘stewy’ to serve over rice, you can add more water. This recipe serves 6 people.
🔸3 medium potatoes or 8 baby potatoes
🔸3 large carrots
🔸1 ½ cup of frozen peas
🔸½ onion diced
🔸½ tsp garlic paste
🔸½ tsp ginger paste
🔸½ can diced tomatoes
🔸½ tsp cumin seeds
🔸¾ tsp chili powder
🔸1 tsp paprika
🔸1 tsp turmeric
🔸1 tsp coriander powder
🔸1 tsp curry powder
🔸1 tsp salt
🔸1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (optional)
🔸1 tbsp coconut oil
🔸Prepare the potatoes and carrots by washing and peeling them. Feel free to leave the skin on if using baby potatoes. Cut the potatoes into 1 inch pieces and slice the carrots into ½ inch pieces. The veggies should be fairly chunky so they don’t become mushy. Dice the onions.
🔸Heat the oil in a medium sized pot on a medium heat and fry the diced onions. When they are slightly clear add the cumin seeds and fry till the onions are golden brown.
🔸Add the garlic and ginger paste and tomatoes. Fry until the oil separates from this mixture, then add the spices (chili powder, paprika, turmeric, coriander powder and curry powder) and fry till the spices are fragrant.
🔸As the carrots take longer to cook, add them to the pot first with 1/2 cup water, stir and bring to a simmer, then cover and cook on a low to medium heat for 15 mins.
🔸Once the carrots are half cooked add the potatoes and peas. Sprinkle the fenugreek leaves and salt over the veggies and stir so that all the veggies are wrapped in the sauce.
🔸Cover and cook for 20 mins (30 mins for certain types of potatoes to fully cook), while stirring occasionally. Once the vegetables are tender, they are ready.
Serve with any flat bread, rice or salad.
As always, let me know any thoughts or questions you have, and don’t forget to tag me @sabzi.khor or use the hashtag #sabzikhor if you recreate this at home!