Aloo Mutter

I learned/adapted this in Fiji.  I invited my colleague Chelsea to try it.  I was competing with real experts, but she seemed to like it.   But I don’t think she appreciated me singing as I cooked…

Aloo mutta, aloo farda
here I am at
Camp Granada…

For those of you too young to remember Alan Sherman, check it out on You Tube…

Aloo Mutter

  • 4 potatoes, cut into smallish cubes
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • garlic!
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 Tblsp finely chopped ginger 
  •  chopped green chilli to taste
  •  1 tsp chilli powder or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric
  •  2 tsp ground coriander seed
  • 2 Tblsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • salt to taste

Make it thus:

  1. Partly cook the cubed potato in salted water:  bring to the boil, simmer for no more than a minute or two, then strain and rinse in cold water. Put aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or pan  over medium heat.
  3. Add cumin seed to the hot oil and before it burns add the onion and other ingredients except the garam masala, coriander leaves potato and peas.
  4. Saute until it is fragrant, then add the potato continuing to fry until  the spices have blended and coloured and flavoured the spuds and the potato is almost cooked.
  5. Add the peas, salt if necessary, and garam masala. Stir through until the peas are heated through.
  6. serve sprinkled with chopped coriander leaves

About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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