The potato is indispensable in every household. No matter where you hail from or what your roots are, everyone loves this versatile tuber that the Irish take pride in. And aloo mutter- the simple yet earthy combination of potatoes and peas is a regular in most Indian households. Especially when the task of going to the Farmer s market seems unlikely and there is hardly anything green left in the fridge with the exception of a tomato or two. You have your version. And i have mine. But sometimes even the reassuring aloo mutter needs a change or two. So, lets swap versions when you feel that food ( read aloo mutter) is boring. Bringing to you all my version. Recipe for Aloo Mutter ( Potatoes and fresh green peas cooked in mild indian spices) Prep Time: Under 10 mins Cook Time: 25 mins Serves 3 generously Ingredients: Potatoes 2 large boiled and peeled Fresh green peas 1 cup boiled Onion 1 large chopped finely Tomatoes 2 medium chopped finely Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp Cumin seeds 1 tsp Salt to taste Oil 1 tbsp Coriander leaves for garnish Spice Powders: Garam Masala 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp Kasuri Methi 1/4 tsp crushed Kitchen king masala 1/4 tsp Coriander powder 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder a large pinch Directions: In a pan, heat oil and add the cumin seeds. Once they crackle, toss in the onions and saute till pink. Now, add the ginger garlic paste and cook for 30 secs. Next, tip in all the spice powders except the kasuri methi and cook on low medium flame for 30 to 40 secs. Add the tomatoes next and cook till oil separates. Now, add the potatoes and mash them slightly making sure there are bite sized pieces left too. Add the green peas and salt and mix well. Add 3/4 cup of water and cook for about 5 mins on medium flame. Add kasuri methi and cook for a minute more. Once done, garnish with coriander leaves. / Serve hot with rotis and steamed rice with a papad to bite into.