Monday, June 17, 2013

Aloo gobi

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Sunday nights bring out mixed emotions… Weekend isn’t yet over but the week is visible at the horizon. Sunday nights confuse my brain, should I be happy that it is still the weekend? Or should I be sad that Monday is approaching? Whenever I am in confusion or in sadness, I find solace in food (hence, the weight issues).  So food has to be simple, so as not to add to the confusion, and tasty, so it improves my mood. Aloo gobi is a perfect meal for Sunday nights. Easy to make and yummy too. It is a recipe that can seldom go wrong. So go ahead and add a teaspoon of life to aloo gobi…



Ingredients:

Cauliflower – ½ large or 1 small
Potatoes – 2 medium
Onion  - 1 medium
Garlic – 2-3 cloves
Ginger – 1” piece
Green chillies – 1-2
Oil – 4 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeera – 1 tsp
Kasuri methi – 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder / haldi – 1 tsp
Red chili powder – ½-1 tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Coriander powder / Dhania powder – 2 tsp
Cumin powder / Jeera powder – 1 tsp
Hing – a pinch
Coriander leaves – a handful

Method:

Wash the cauliflower in warm water and salt and split into small florets
Peel and cube the potatoes
Cook the potatoes with water and salt until almost done (around 6-7 mins)
Heat oil in a kadhai and add the cumin seeds and chopped green chillies
Add crushed ginger and garlic and chopped onions. You may use ginger garlic paste instead.
Fry until the onion turns translucent.
Add kasuri methi, hing, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder and cumin powder
Fry for 1 min
Add the cauliflower florets and mix well
Cover and cooke for 7-8 mins until the cauliflower is almost done
Add the potatoes and salt and cover and cook until both potato and cauliflower are done
Serve hot with roti.

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