Gajar means carrot , & matar is green peas in hindi.This sabji is a north style sabji which makes the use of punjabi garam masala.
Aloo matar dry
Aloo matar rassa bhaji
Aloo matar gravy
2-3 medium size carrots/gajar
1 cup peas/matar, fresh or frozen
1 tsp cumin/jeera
1 inch ginger/adrak, finely chopped or grated
1 or 2 green chilies/hari mirch
½ tsp red chili powder (optional)
1 tsp coriander cumin powder
pinch kasuri methi
1/2 tsp garam masala powder or punjabi garam masala
Lemon juice or amchur powder - 1 tbsp
2 tbsp oil
½ cup water
a few chopped coriander leaves/dhania patta for garnishing (optional)
rock salt or salt as required
1.Peel, rinse and chop the carrots/gajar.
2.Heat oil in a pan or kadai. add the cumin and fry them.add the ginger and green chilies. fry for a minute or till the raw smell of the ginger disappears.
3.Add the carrots, and peas/matar along with the salt. saute for 3-4 minutes.add kasuri methi, all masalas except garam masala.
4.Add ½ cup water and stir. cover and let the veggies cook. keep on checking and stirring in between if the veggies start to get browned, add some more water.
5.Cook the veggies for 15-20 minutes till they are done. sprinkle garam masala and stir well.garnish gajar matar sabzi with coriander leaves.squeeze lemon juice or sprinkle amchur powder & mix well
6.serve gajar matar hot with some phulkas as a side dish with dal-rice combo .
1.Can add one chopped tomato & onion to above recipe.
2.Can even add boiled potato to above sabji