Here is the vegetarian verison of the previous Recipe.
Quick and easy to cook.
And you will want to cook it again and again..
This is aloo mattar with green peas, I will cook you the white pea version in a few days.
The white pea and the green though the same grams have very different taste, I won't say which is better. They are just differently good.
There was a small stall in Imphal, Manipur who sold a version of White peas masala. The chana was known as Kelly Chana. Perhaps the stall owner's name was Kelly.
A masala was used to garnish the Pea dish, which was a trade secret and many hotels and stall have tried to mimick kelly chana but to no avail. The kelly Chana remained, till today, a mystery . It is served in Lotus Leaves, (and by the way Young lotus leaves can be eaten), and adds an aroma to the kelly Chana which was more like a cry chaat.
It was garnished with Garlic Chives, and some garam masala was used.
I will cook you the closest I can to Kelly chana some day. Anyther pea dish
But Today is green Peas day, so try this Aloo Hari Mattar for today.
3 large potatoes, peeled
2 tomatoes cut into 4 qtrs
1 cup green peas.
1 medium Onion cut into Slivers.
1 tsp Pre- Soaked Meethi Jeera seeds
Garlic Chives chopped 1 inch long, about 10 leaves( Optional)
4-5 cloves of garlic, and half an inch Ginger, crushed well.
2 green chilies.
Red chilies and Turmeric
So I boiled Potatoes, peas and tomatoes.
When potatoes are done (3 whistles in a Pressure cooker),
Remove and mash the whole mixture using the bottom of a steel tumbler..
Heat about 2 TBS oil in a pan,
Add soaked jeera meethi seeds.
Add the onions (and the garlic chives if you have bought it. )
When Onions are golden brown,
Add the green Chilli,
and add the ginger garlic and saute till the paste change color,
Now add 1/3 tsp Turmeric and Red Chili powder each,
stir quickly.and add the mashed mixture.
Add water to your measurement.
It shouldn't be too thick or watery as sambhar.
The water you used for boiling should do if you used 2 cups for 3 potatoes.