Potato cutlets are actually aalo kabab that is one of the favorite snack of Pakistani families. When this snack is combined with matar pulao or green peas pilaf or peas pulao it becomes comforting food for everyone. This is on of the flavor full and yummiest family food that can be enjoyed any time.
In a pot add enough water along with some salt and potatoes. Let the potatoes boil completely.
When the potatoes boil completely take out of water, let these cool. Then peel off and mash well.
add chopped onion, coriander and mint leaves, crushed green chilies, salt, cumin seeds, coriander powder, red chili powder, rice flour and mix everything well.
Grease your hands with oil and shape the mixture in any shape of your choice.
In a frying pan add some oil and heat it on medium flame.
Beat an egg, dip the shaped aalo tiki in the egg and fry in the heated oil. Fry well from both sides till they turn golden brown.
Take out on some kitchen towel to strain the excess oil of these potato cutlets.
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In a big pot add ghee and heat it on medium flame.
Add sliced onion and fry till the onions turn golden brown. Add some water and cover the lid of the pot. This will extract the color from onion.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry for few seconds.
Then add chopped tomatoes and fry these for 2-3 minutes. Cook the tomatoes well.
Add peas and fry these as well for 2-3 minutes.
Now add spices in the pulao masala. Add cumin powder, black cardamom, mace, cinnamon sticks, cloves, bay leaf, black pepper corns and fry for few seconds. Add little water if required for frying masala.
Also add salt and red chili powder and mix this as well. Add a little water so that masala may not burn.
Now add water, tamarind and green chilies in the masala. Cover the pot and let the water boil on high flame.
When the water starts to boil add soaked rice. Give a mix, cover the pot and cook the rice on medium flame.
When the water gets low but not completely dried, cover the pot with some kitchen towel, put the lid on. Steam cook the rice on very low flame for 20-25 minutes.
Best matar pulao is ready. Take out and serve with crispy golden potato cutlets.