Potatoes are rich in Vitamin C & B6. Although some people think potatoes leads  to weight gain, diabetes and heart disease due to high Calories. But baked or steamed potato contains less Calories compared to roasted one with butter or cheese.

Some studies prove that potatoes also helps with digestion, controls blood pressure and prevents cancer.

The best way to gain the nutrients from potato is to bake or steam the potato with Skin.

Nutrition Summary break down of 1 small sized Baked Potato roasted with salt & oil,

  1. Protein – *2.55g
  2. Carbohydrate – *22.07g
  3. Fat – *7.7g

Approximately it holds 167 Calories.

Note: The nutrition information are referred from different web pages and ‘*’ represents it’s an approximate value.

Aloo Matar (Potato Peas) Fry is a delicious recipe, it could be prepared as a side dish for lunch and also for breakfast with Roti (Indian breads).

Green Peas Potato Fry
Green Peas Potato Fry

Ingredients:

  1. Potato – 3 small sized (Steamed, serving amount is for 2 people)
  2. Peas – 100g
  3. Onion – 1 small sized (finely chopped)
  4. Green Chillis – 2 to 3 (according to your spice level)
  5. Curry leaves – few
  6. Coriander leaves – few
  7. Mustard, Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp.
  8. Oil – 2 tbsps.
  9. Salt – required level
  10. Turmeric powder – 1 tbsp.

Process:

Steam the potatoes and peas for about 20 – 25 mins. Check if it is soft and ready to cook, remove and peal it or else continue to steam.  Once it is done, chop the potatoes into small pieces.

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Get the ingredients (Onion, green chillis, curry and coriander leaves) ready.

Heat the pan, add oil, mustard and cumin seeds. saute it for a minute and then add onion into that.

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Saute it for another 2 minutes and then add curry leaves and green chillis into that. saute well for few mins until the onion turns into golden brown color.

Once the onion is ready, add chopped potatoes and peas into that mixture. Stir well, add turmeric powder and salt.

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Mix everything well, put the stove in simmer and keep frying for few mins. Once everything blends well. Turn off the burner.

Now potato peas fry is ready to be served. Add some coriander leaves as toppings.

Green Peas Potato Fry
Green Peas Potato Fry

Happy Cooking 🙂