In the heat of June you wouldn’t expect to crave a warm stew. The summer storming we had last week, though, got me thinking about my mom’s comforting potato and pea stew. It’s warm, just a tad spicy, filling, and pretty healthy! Try it out next time the clouds look gloomy:
4 tbsp oil
1 tbsp cumin seeds
3 large potatoes
1 12 oz bag of frozen peas
3 medium tomatoes
4 cloves garlic
2-4 oz water
Seasoning: turmeric, coriander powder, salt
Fresh cilantro, for garnish
Heat oil, then add in cumin seeds and minced garlic. Saute until golden brown. Add in cubed potatoes, and some water. Then cover and let cook until potatoes are almost done. Add in chopped tomatoes, mushing and mixing until well combined. Add in frozen peas. Season with salt, turmeric, and coriander powder, to taste.
When potatoes are cooked through, garnish with chopped cilantro.
Serve over rice or with naan/roti.