May 14, 2013

Aaloo Gobhi (Spiced Potatoes & Cauliflower)

How to make Aaloo Gobhi (Spiced Potatoes & Cauliflower)


          This simple combination of Potatoes, Cauliflower & a tasty blend of spices is a traditional North Indian accompaniment. Although this is not a gravy, it is aptly moist to accompany any variety of Roti or Rice. Very little oil is used in the making of this dish, hence making this a healthy option for people of all age groups.


Aaloo Gobhi (Spiced Potatoes & Cauliflower)


Ingredients:

1 Medium Cauliflower - separated into florets
2 Medium Potatoes - cubed into large chunks
1 Onion - chopped
1 Tomato - chopped
Ginger finely chopped - 2 Tbsp
Sliced Garlic - 2 Tbsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 Tbsp
Cumin Powder - 1 Tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 Tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 Tsp
Oil - 2 Tsp
Salt to taste
Kasuri Methi - 1/2 tsp
Aamchur powder - 1/4 Tsp (if desired)

For Garnishing:

Chopped Coriander leaves
Julienne'd Ginger
Slit green chillies - if desired

  • Heat a Pan with oil & add the cumin seeds once the oil is hot. Once the seeds splutter, add the Onions & Garlic - saute until light brown. Now add the chopped ginger & Potatoes - saute.
  • When the potatoes start browning, add tomatoes, all of the powders & salt.
  • Mix well & add the Cauliflower florets along with some water. Cover & cook on medium heat for 10 minutes or so checking in between. 
  • Once the vegetables are cooked tender, add crushed Kasuri Methi, turn off the heat & garnish.
  • Serve hot with Roti or Rice. 
Did you know that you could consume the leaves of the cauliflower too? It can be cleaned and added to any dish while cooking.



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