Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Aloo Gobi

Aloo Gobi. What is aloo gobi? Aloo gobi basically is a vegetarian side dish made from two core ingredients. The two core? Cauliflower and potato. And the rest of the ingredients? What else can it be for Indian cooking? Spices. Of course turmeric powder is one of it and? Spices as listed for this my style of cooking. Aloo Gobi. A side dish for rice, and of course, for chappati, idli, tosai or what not as per your food pleasure. 

2 potatoes (cut into chunks with the skin on)
1/4 (100g) cauliflower (cut into florets)
1/2 cup frozen green peas
4 shallots (slice)
2 green chillies (slit and cut into pieces)
1/2 ginger (slice into thin stripes)
4 pips garlic (slice)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp plain chilli powder
2 bay leaves
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
3 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

In heated oil, sauté shallots, ginger, garlic, green chillies, cumin seeds and mustard seeds.
Add potato, turmeric powder, bay leaf, chilli powder and and salt. 
Stir and mix. 
Add cauli, stir and pour 1/2 cup water.
Simmer/cook to soften potato and cauli.  
Add green peas and  coriander leaves.
Stir and dish out.

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