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As you may know, I ❤ Indian food, especially Aloo Mutter. I may (aka, definitely did) have referred to the eating experience as orgasmic. Yum.
Anyway, anytime I see a vegan Indian product I haven’t seen before, I grab it. Recently, I tried Kohinoor Awadhi Aloo Mutter and Pillsbury Ready to Puff Roti – the Roti I found at an Indian market in Ozone Park, Queens.
The Aloo Mutter was really good. A touch hot, excellent spices. I could’ve used a little more sauce, but this was an excellent (and super fast) dish.
As for the Roti… Apparently there are a lot of reviews for Pillsbury Roti online, saying that they only puff up partially. Well, I didn’t know that, and I thought I was just being dumb. Oh well.
All of those reviews were right – the roti only puffed up a little bit. It was fun to do it, though, and the flavor was pretty good!
Verdict: I would definitely get the Aloo Mutter again. The Roti was fun for the novelty factor, but I’ll make my own…
I LOVE me some Aloo Matar. It’s one of those foods that I refer to as ORGASMIC. And it’s usually made with just a bit of cream in the sauce though, so it needs to be veganized. Here, I took the easy way out and bought a jar of Patak’s Mild Curry Paste, which is awesome. It cut my prep time and ingredient list drastically, which I love. Actually, I love pretty much anything by Patak’s… They’re awesome.
1/2 onion, sliced
2 large potatoes, chopped into cubes and boiled
1 1/2 cup peas (I used frozen)
4 tbsp. Patak’s Mild Curry Paste with Cilantro and Cumin (or similar)
3/4 cup water
1 can diced tomatoes with liquid
salt and pepper
Saute the onions in some olive oil until tender. Add the potatoes and peas.
Mix the Patak’s paste with the water, then add this mixture to the pan. Cover the pan and cook until the peas are tender, about 10 minutes.
Stir in the tomatoes and continue cooking for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then enjoy!