Shital's-Kitchen: Aloo Gobi

Monday, March 4, 2013

Aloo Gobi

Aloo Gobi is a popular Indian entree in which cauliflower florets and potatoes are cooked along with spices. This was our favorite entree at Ghasitaram Halwai's restaurant in Mumbai where we (my cousins, my sister and I) used to eat during weekends! A large glass full of cool Masala Chaash or lassi and then  malai kulfi :)

A quick, rustic meal with roughly chopped veggie and thick tandoori roti is our favorite and reminds us of dhaba (road side) food.
Ingredients:
1 medium cauliflower head
1 medium sized potato
4 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. cumin seeds
3/4 tsp. mustard seeds
2-3 dry red chilies
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. red chili powder
1 tbsp. coriander powder
1 tbsp. garam masala powder
Salt to taste
Juice of 1 lime
Cilantro for garnishing 
  •  Separate Cauliflower florets and peal and cut 1 large potato into wedges.
  • Heat 4 tbsp. oil. Add cumin and mustard seeds. When they start cracking... 
  • Add 1 tsp. turmeric powder and dry red chilies. Fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add cauliflower florets and potato wedges. 
  • Add salt, toss veggies well, cover and cook for 6-8 minutes. 
  • Add red chili powder, 1 tbsp. coriander powder, 1 tbsp. garam masala powder. Toss the spices well.
  • Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Squeeze some fresh lime and sprinkle freshly chopped cilantro.
Here is step-by-step pictorial recipe:
Separate Cauliflower florets and peal and cut 1 large potato into wedges.

Use 1 tsp. cumin seeds, 3/4 tsp. mustard seeds and dry red chilies for tempering.

Heat 4 tbsp. oil. Add cumin and mustard seeds. When they start cracking...

Add 1 tsp. turmeric powder and dry red chilies. Fry for 30 seconds.

Add cauliflower florets and potato wedges.

Add salt, toss veggies well, cover and cook for 6-8 minutes.

Add red chili powder, 1 tbsp. coriander powder, 1 tbsp. garam masala powder. Toss the spices well.
Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes.


Squeeze some fresh lime and sprinkle freshly chopped cilantro.


Serve with fresh rotis/chapatis. I made fresh roti on griddle made of clay to give fresh tandoori flavor.




Serve with pickle of your choice.

Enjoy Dhaba Style Rustic Food!! 

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