Been quite a testing time ever since mum fell sick, I am unsure why, I am the only one who is taking care of her. I am not complaining, but I can't help but wonder what happen to the rest of the family members. I guess during such crucial time, you find out who will go out of their way and be there for you. Or perhaps because I work from home, everyone washed off their hands. Never-mind, I am doing okay so far but there are days I break down and cry because not easy, not at all easy to take care of mum who can't walk. So, my life has slowed down and I am struggling to update this previous space of mine. Thankfully, this recipe was picked up from my collection, let me start off with this aloo matar - creamy, spicy and aromatic curry with the two star ingredients of potatoes and green peas.
3 medium size potatoes - remove skin and cut into chunks.
1 tsp turmeric powder
5 shallots - remove skin
5 garlic - remove skin
1 tsp plain chilli powder
1 cup frozen green peas
1 1/2 tbsp yoghurt - lightly beaten
Salt for taste
2 tbsp oil
4 to 5 dried red chillies - cut/snip into pieces
3 sprigs curry leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
Simmer potatoes with shallots, garlic, turmeric powder, chilli powder and enough water.
When potatoes are soft and mushy, add green peas and season with salt.
Stir and simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and gently combine in yoghurt.
In another pan/wok, quickly fry the tempering ingredients.
Tip into curry and stir.
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