Sunday, November 26, 2017

OPOS Methi Aloo Malai using OPOS Ginger Garlic Paste

OPOS Ginger Garlic Paste

I had no plans to cook today. But the Instant Pot Mini which I bought a few days back was calling my name. In the recent days, I have been making One Pot One Shot recipes which call for a 2 liter pressure cooker. While I make use of the 6qt Instant Pot for those recipes, the Mini whose capacity is approximately 2.8 liter is better suited for OPOS.

OPOS calls for a few culinary staples to be made in advance like ginger garlic paste, tamarind paste and caramelized onions. I was substituting with store bought ginger garlic paste till now. With the new Mini on the kitchen counter, it was the most apt recipe to try. So, try I did!

Making OPOS ginger garlic was a breeze and the taste and aroma totally out of this world! I had to stop myself from wanting to lick the spoon. It was so fragrant!! It beat even fresh ginger garlic paste.

Here's how you make it:

OPOS Ginger Garlic Paste:
Peeled and chopped ginger- 125 gms
Chopped garlic - 125 gms
Water - 3 tsp
Oil - 6 tsp

Add the water, followed by oil. Add ginger and garlic. Cook on high pressure for 12 mins and release pressure quickly. Blend and store in the refrigerator. It should keep for a few weeks if you use a clean, dry spoon every time.

Now that ginger garlic paste is ready, I should use it to make something yummy.

Methi Aloo Malai

A bunch of Methi (Fenugreek leaves) in the vegetable crisper had seen better days. But I was determined to salvage what little I can. It amounted to a cup. Enough to make a curry. I will use onions and peas to make Methi Mutter Malai. But alas, no onions could be found. Frozen peas had mysteriously vanished too. Only potatoes remained, sadly ignored all these days. I chopped a few, layered them with methi, added some OPOS ginger garlic paste (the star ingredient), some garam masala and turned on the IP. The curry was so good, we couldn't get enough of it! :)

Methi Aloo Malai:

Methi (Fenugreek leaves) - 1 cup, chopped
OPOS Ginger Garlic paste or store bought ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
Potatoes - 3, chopped to bite sized pieces
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Green Chillies - 3, finely chopped
Heavy Cream - 2 to 3 tbsp 
Oil - 2 tsps
Water - 2 tbsp
Salt - Acc. to taste

In the IP pot, add oil, water followed by methi. Next layer the potatoes. Add green chillies, ginger garlic paste, garam masala and salt. Do not stir. Cook on high pressure for 11 mins and release pressure naturally. Finally, stir in the heavy cream.

Methi Aloo Malai is ready. One Pot One Shot style!

Enjoy with rice or rotis.











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