Dhania Waale Aloo Matar – Potatoes and Peas stir fry with crisp Cilantro. Vegan Glutenfree Recipe


I clicked a bunch of pictures of the every day food when Mom was visiting. I had to remember to do so on most days. as the food would always get ready around meal time and served hot. Imagine trying to hold myself and sometimes others from eating, to take one picture.:) Now, to edit them and also cook up a few other things in between to give you all a break from all the Indian food :). 
I think I should call up Mom and talk to her about what she is cooking up today to get pumped up about creating something in the kitchen. Sigh, I am missing everyone terribly and feeling uninpired. Mom now has Surface and Iphone, and uses Skype to call whenever she feels like it, which is sometimes every day. :) She is the cutest. 

This Potato Pea stir fry is absolutely delicious and more so if you like cilantro. There is fresh cilantro crisped up in the oil, dry coriander seed powder and topped with more fresh cilantro. It can work as a side with an Indian meal with Dal, Roti and salad, eaten as is, or top a bowl of quinoa, or use as stuffing for sandwiches, wraps or samosas with it:)

How do you like your potatoes?

More Potato dishes, wet and dry veggie sides here. 

Dhania Waale Aloo Mattar - Potato Pea stir fry with crisp Cilantro

With the bigger house comes the problems with insects. Which was almost non existent when living in a building.:) I am trying to keep the small ants and spiders out without using chemicals or killing them. For the ants, I tried wiping up the floors with a vinegar solution, but they were still strutting their stuff after a few minutes. So I located the entry point under one base board and sprinkled loads of chili powder and cinnamon around it. They seem to be iffy coming out of there now, so lets see. I just hope they dont find another way in. I still dont know what to do about the spiders. Not many spideys, but they scare the crap out of me.
The other day, a spidey caused our smoke alarm to go off at 3 am in the night.

Anyone has suggestions for this newbie, send them my way.

Dhania Waale Aloo Mattar- Potatoes and Peas stir fry with crisp Cilantro.
Allergen Information: Free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy, yeast, nut, gluten, grain.

Serves 3-4
3 potatoes, cubed
3/4 cup peas
1/2 packed cup chopped cilantro

2 teaspoons oil
1 teaspoon coriander powder ( sukha dhania powder)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 teaspoon chili powder or to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

In a large pan, add oil and heat on medium heat. 
Add cilantro and mix and cook for 2 minutes until lightly crisp on the edges. 
Add potatoes and cook for 6-7 minutes, uncovered. Stir once in between.
Add coriander powder, turmeric, chili powder, garlic powder and mix well.
Cook for another minute.
Add peas and salt, mix cover and cook on low heat, until potatoes are done. 8-10 minutes.
Taste and adjust salt and spice. Mix well.
Serve hot topped with cilantro. 
Serve as a side with Daltop a bowl of quinoa (add Mint chutney), or use as stuffing for sandwiches, wraps or samosas.

This easy side is being shared at Rickis wellness weekend. 

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  1. says

    what a comforting meal to enjoy while missing your family. potatoes always make me feel better 😉

    i hope you are able to figure out a solution to your ant problem. they are sneaky little suckers! last night we had a cricket in the kitchen! we were like “how’d you get in here, buddy?” luckily, we were able to guide him out the back door 😉

  2. Anonymous says

    Peppermint essential oil is suppsed to ward off lots of critters, including ants and mice. You can put a few drops on a cotton ball and leave it in their path or use a few drops to make it into a spray (just in water, or maybe vinegar?). Hope you succeed!

    • says

      I got the essential oil to try next time i find them sneaking in:) the spiders are also staying out if we keep the doors and windows closed well:)

  3. says

    So sorry you are missing your family! I can totally relate :( I always think, damn my family must be super special if I miss them so much, I’m so lucky! And that helps!

    Love the crispy cilantro here! Must try it!

  4. says

    I love mashed potatoes with white pepper- YUM! Oh gosh we have house spiders (little spiders) once in a while, when we first moved in we thought it was cute and to leave them be, we named them Fred & Ed and let them live in the corners of the kitchen dining room where they would eat dust mites….well one of them turned out to be a girl and had hundred of baby spiders which we had to suck up in the vacuum…so Justin now catches them and puts them out in the Garden or flower beds :) – we learned our lesson the hard way, spiders belong outside not inside!

    • says

      that is funny. fred and ed got very friendly:)
      we keep the door of the lower floor closed properly now and they all have screens too( some were missing screens which we were waiting for the builder to install). so now there are fewer freds coming in. usually they are let out by hubbs. i cannot get near one for anything:)

  5. Jo says

    I don’t know if you have hedge apples over there. They are about the size of a softball, lumpy and light green. Supposed to keep spiders out. Of course they are falling off the tree here in the US now.


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