Monday, December 24, 2012

Aloo Matar Paneer

We all say, potato is not good for our health, it has starch but do not have any good properties, and do not eat potatoes especially when you are reducing your weight. But, there are some important facts of Potatoes which we have always ignored.

Some of them are-

  1. Rich in Carohydrate, and helps in supplying energy.
  2. It is important for healthy digestive track.
  3. It is healthy source of Vitamins and Minerals.
  4. It is rich in Potassium- Important for body growth and cell maintenance.
  5. It has substantial amount of Vitamin C and B6.
  6. It is vital for blood clotting, wound healing, strong immune system, normal nervous system and converting food we eat into energy.
  7. Also helps lower blood pressure.
 Now, there are some more important facts of potatoes, they are loved by every1 in family. When little ones do not eat anything, give them potatoes, they will never refuse. When anyone is having stomach problems, the Potato Juice helps reduce stomach acid and heal gastrointestinal inflammation. 3-4 tbsp of Potato Juice taken before meals, helps in reducing stomach problems.

Ingredients - 
  1. Potatoes (peeled) - 2 medium (diced)
  2. Paneer - 1 cup (cut in cubes)
  3. Peas - 1 cup
  4. Garlic - 3-4 cloves
  5. Onion - 1 medium
  6. Tomato paste - 1/2 cup
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander Powder - 1tsp
  10. Red Chilli Powder -1/2 tsp
  11. Almond Paste - 2 tbsp
  12. Garam Masala Powder - 1tsp

Directions -
  • Grind onion, garlic and ginger, together.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and saute till lightly browned.
  • Dice potatoes. 
  • Add the ground paste to the pan and saute till lightly browned, stirring frequently.
  • Add potatoes, salt and turmeric powder and mix. Add ¼ cup water and mix well. Cover and cook till potatoes are almost done.
  • Cut paneer into small cubes. Add coriander powder and red chilli powder and mix.
  • Add tomato puree and mix. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add green peas and mix. Cover and cook till the vegetables are done.
  • Add Almond paste and mix well. And paneer and mix. 
  • Sprinkle garam masala powder and serve hot with roti.

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