June 15, 2010

A fabulous gataway to Olympic National Park and everyone's favorite Aloo Mutter

Hi Everyone. Hope everybody had a fantastic weekend. I had an amazing weekend, a trip to Olympic National Park. A place so much abound with the natural resources and beauties. A place with snow clad mountains, glaciers, rain forests, lakes, rives, beaches and tremendous trees. It was just wonderful. So scenic and a true heaven on earth. I felt there is absolutely no need to visit Switzerland. :) It is here in our state, WA. People do visit this Olympic peninsula if you get a chance.
I am uploading few pics of it...


Aloo mutter is made at every body's home :). I now all must be having different recipes of it. Posting mine as well.


Ingredients:

Serves 4-6

2-3 Medium size Potatoes
1 1/2 cup Fresh or Frozen Peas
2 Cloves
1/2" Cinnamon Stick
2 Green Chilies sliced
2-3 tsp Garam Masala
2 tsp Dhaniyajeera powder
1-2 tsp Red chili powder
1 tsp Turmeric powder
Oil, Cumin Seeds for seasoning
Coriander for garnishing
Salt, Sugar as per taste

For Puree:

1 1/2 Medium size Tomato
1 Medium size Onion
3-4 Garlic cloves
1" Ginger piece

Method:

1. Make puree of all the ingredients listed and keep aside. Half boil potatoes in a separate utensil. Let them cool.

2. Heat oil in a skillet. Add cloves and cinnamon stick. Saute for a while and then add cumin seeds. As they crackle, immediately add chopped green chili. Saute again.

3. Then add puree from step 1 and stir for 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile, peel the boiled potatoes and cut them into small cubes.

4. Then add garam masala, red chili powder, turmeric powder, dhaniyajeera powder (coriander-cumin) and saute well till the oil separates from the puree.

5. Add salt to taste and pinch of sugar. Now add potato cubes and green peas in the gravy and let it cook for 5-8 minutes as the gravy thickens.

Garnish with coriander and serve with garma garam parathas.

Tips:

You can also add milk to adjust taste if it turns out to be very hot, or increase the thickness or even to increase the quantity of it. Just cook again for a while so that milk blends well into the gravy.

28 comments:

  1. wow what a beautiful place..nice pictures u added..super
    the allo mutter is everyones favorite and very easy one..urs look so delicious and nice topping with onion n tomato..best sombo with chapathi

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  2. Wow, Sayali, those pics are amazing, I would love to visit the place and wow what a wonderful click on your aloo matar, simply mouth watering.

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  3. The second pic with the sloping steep road and hills is very nicely taken! Gives a sense of the height as well as the awe-inspiring natural beauty!

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  4. Beautiful pics!
    Aloo matar looks so delicious n tempting! The Click is lovely!

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  5. wow raelly beautiful pics!!!! luks so delicious

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  6. Hi sayali

    Great Pics of Both the mountains as well as aloo matar. The second one looks delicious.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. Hey that was so beautiful...nice pics dear....and that aloo matar curry looks awesome...nice pics too...

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  8. Pictures are amazing...aloo matar looks delicious and beautifully presented.

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  9. Beutiful pics..
    Aloo matar is very comforting and easy to make.

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  10. lovely pics..Aloo matar looks so tempting...

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  11. Beautiful clicks, very pleasant to eyes..

    Aloo matar looks sooo tempting and delicious..

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  12. Beautiful pictures! We visited this place during last summer and had a great time there..

    Aloo mutter looks absolutely yummy..Love the colors..

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  13. Beautiful place and wonderful clicks...

    Also Aloo mutter looks so delicious..

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  14. We been planning to go there but still in planning process. awesome photographs!
    Aloo mutter looks delicious

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  15. pictures are beautiful.....and aloo mutter presentation is beautiful...

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  16. Hi
    First time at your blog door.Very nice collection.I would love to follow u.

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  17. beautiful clicks, n tasty aloo muttar

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  18. Lovely nature pictures. Looks so good. Aloo mutter picture really rocks. YUM!

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  19. What a beautiful pics..looks awesome!! aloo mutter looks tasty and colourful..Loved your kadhi too..congrats on your awards and thanks for sharing with me...

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  20. lovely presentaion...looks yummy:)

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  21. Beautiful pictures! Your recipe looks delicious!

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  22. aloo matar looks delicious...pass it on

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  23. It looks totally inviting and delicious. Nice pic.

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  25. Its been ages since I had aloo mutter. i miss this!

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  27. I tried ur recipe and it was of a different taste.....gud job!!!!!

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