Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Aloo Gobi-Curried Cauliflower and potatoes

This is a traditional north Indian dish. It turns a simple cauliflower into something special. Of course eating more cruciferous vegetables are beneficial to our health. Best eaten with rotis or parathas, but still delicious as a sandwich filling!

I used a deep saute pan.
In 2 T of hot rapeseed oil, add 1 t crushed coriander seeds and 1 t of cumin.
On popping add 1 medium diced onion.
Add 3 cloves of garlic.
1.5 T finely chopped fresh ginger.
Add 2-3 slashed green chillies, 1 t salt, 1 t turmeric and 3/4 t garam masala.
When browning, add 2T chopped tinned tomatoes. Cook for 2-4 minutes.
Add florets from head of a small cauliflower. Chop the central core in as well if fresh.
Stir to incorporate spices into cauliflower.
Add 3-4 potatoes cubed(1.5cm).
Add 1 diced fresh tomato.
Cover and cook on lowest heat ; checking to see if veg are done(to softness); after 7-8 minute intervals.
Add chopped green coriander and serve with plain natural yogurt.

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