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Indian-style Potato and Pea Curry (Aloo Mattar)

So after making Yellow Dal, we had coconut milk leftover and we wanted to try making Garlic Naan. So what did I do? I went online searched through some menus of Indian restaurants as well as recipe site to get inspiration of the next Indian dish. Here is what I came up with:

Ingredients (Makes 3-4 servings):
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (we used Safflower oil)
1 small yellow onion from our garden (or ½ store-bought onion)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
½ teaspoon salt
3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
¾ cup frozen peas
½ can coconut milk, depending desired consistency

1. Place potatoes into a large pot that contains salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.
2. If serving with rice, start the preparation of the rice. Also, if you are planning on making home-made Naan make sure to start proofing the yeast.
3. Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, curry powder, garam masala, and salt; cook for 2 more minutes. Add the tomatoes, peas, and potatoes. Pour in the coconut milk, and bring to a simmer. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
4. Serve with Basmati rice and home-made Naan. Enjoy =)

Flatbread served with Aloo Mattar

Flatbread served with Aloo Mattar

Note: Regular home-made Naan recipe and home-made Garlic Naan recipe

The dish stores well in airtight container and heats well in microwave. Be aware though, that it may even be more delicious the second day.

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Veggie Burrito–Can’t Believe It’s Homemade

There may not be left-overs when making Cheese & Bean enchiladas

but if there are rice and beans left-over, here is just the delicious thing to use them for. Make a most unbelievable delicious burrito.

1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
spices (such as taco seasoning)
2 small tomatoes, chopped
left-over refried bean
left-over Mexican rice
shredded Mexican cheese
Cotija cheese, optional
One 12-inch (burrito-size) flour tortilla

1. Heat olive in small pan. Add onion, tomatoes, and green pepper. Add spices (such as taco seasoning) and saute until heated through.
2. Heat oven to 350 F. Spread refried beans on center of tortilla. Cover with rice. Sprinkle with shredded Mexican cheese and place the sautéed veggies on top. If using, sprinkle with Cotija cheese.
3. Fold sides of tortilla and roll tortilla into a burrito. Heat in oven for 10 minutes.
4. Enjoy =)

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