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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Aloo Gobhi / North Indian Style Potato & Cauliflower Curry

 (Originally published on 2/23/2011)

Aloo gobhi is a delicious, home style vegetable preparation from North India that has become popular through out the Indian subcontinent. In fact, it is so popular that it has made its way into the Indian restaurants everywhere. This is reflected in the fact that it is one of the mandatory side dishes you will find on any Indian restaurant menu in the western hemisphere and an equally ubiquitous one even in our blog world. :) Simple enough in terms of preparation even to a novice cook and palate pleasing, it's no surprise that aloo gobhi is a favorite to many.

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to aloo gobhi preparation. It can be prepared dry or with some gravy clinging to potato - cauliflower mixture. Onions & / tomatoes can be added or omitted. It can be prepared according to one's taste preference and here is my version of our favorite "aloo gobhi".

Ingredients: (Yield - 4 servings)
1 big sized onion (about 1/2 cup chopped)
2 tomatoes (1 cup chopped)
1 small sized cauliflower (2 cups florets after the leaves and hard parts removed)
3 medium sized potatoes (2 cups peeled & cubed potatoes)
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tbsp. oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/8 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. coriander powder
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. garam masala
Salt to taste
Minced cilantro to garnish
* Heat oil in a kadai / pan and add grated ginger and cumin seeds to it. Add turmeric powder and chopped onions when they slightly brown. Cook them covered until they turn translucent. 
* Next add the tomatoes and cook until they turn slightly mush.
* Add potato cubes and about a cup of water and. Continue to cook until potatoes are 3/4th done. 
* Add the cauliflower florets and salt. Add some more water if needed. When the cauliflower turn almost tender, add chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala to it and mix well. Mash  cooked potatoes cubes slightly without mashing cauliflower. Simmer the curry for a couple of minutes more and turn off the stove. Garnish with cilantro. (I add cauliflower almost at the end as cauliflower gets cooked in about 5 to 6 minutes and softens furthen even after turning off the stove.) 
* Serve the curry warm with some hot roti / phulka and yogurt for a complete meal.

This is going to be my contribution to this week's Blogging marathon, with the theme 'Winter Produce'. Check the page link to see what other marathoners are cooking.


harini-jaya said...

Alu lovers at home always love this..Given a choice they would eat this everyday!

Umm Mymoonah said...

This is a very delicious combination, looks so yummy.

Shanavi said...

Bowl of goodness.. lovely

Priya Suresh said...

Slurp,beautiful dish..Delicious combo..

Unknown said...

Your pics are always so appetizing dear, love it

Unknown said...

cool aloo sabzi and ur clicks drive me crazy.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

droooooooling and mouthwatering allo gobhi with amazing pics...yummmm

Chitra said...

Delicious combo.. Sounds easy too :)

Raji said...

Lovely picture.. aloo gobhi is loved by my daughter...so mouthwatering.

Suji said...

Great sidedish for rotis and u r pictures simply awsome..

chef and her kitchen said...

Love aloo gobi anytime..nice combo wid roti r rice..

notyet100 said...

pic is too good,..

Knorr Soup said...

What an easy and simple recipe, and at the same time so very healthy and full of the goodness of cauliflower, tomatoes and a variety of spices! Today, with more and more lifestyle related diseases like obesity and diabetes plaguing us Indians, such a recipe would do us a world of good, not to mention cater to our taste buds! For some expert tips on healthy eating habits check out our blog at http://knorratseven.blogspot.com/

Latha said...

Love this dish....yours look great.

Srivalli said...

Always a favorite..

Padmajha said...

Delicious curry...And kindly accept an award from here http://seduceyourtastebuds.blogspot.com/2011/02/gujarati-kadhi-and-couple-of-awards.html

KrithisKitchen said...

Love this combo anytime... Yours looks awesome..


sushma said...

Gobi is one of my fav veggie, curry looks delicious