So, let's discuss the ingredients. This is from a recipe on AllRecipes.com, but with minor tweaks. I've highlighted the changes below.
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 medium onions, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 cup of canned tomatoes with green chilis, pureed
- 1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
I discovered after getting home with the groceries that I didn't actually have the canned tomatoes I thought I had, so I used the tomatoes with green chilis; a little extra heat wasn't going to bother me. I actually have garam masala around somewhere, but I didn't feel like hunting for it right then, and the curry powder was handy. I wasn't particularly careful with measurements, and I naturally used a good bit more cilantro than the recipe called for.
The process is pretty simple and already described on AllRecipes, so I won't steal their hits by repeating it here. This recipe makes enough for four people, so I should have lunches for a couple of days.