Aloo Gobi - Heidi

Aloo Gobi - Heidi

Postby gary » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:36 am

Ok, I learned this from my young Indian friend, so the measurements and prep time are approximate:

Aloo Gobi is a vegetarian Punjabi dish with potatoes (aloo) and cauliflower (gobi) cooked in spiced oil until tender.
Preparation:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds (whole) can be black or yellow
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, whole
1/4 teaspoon turmeric - ground
pinch of chili flakes - omit if not wanting heat
3 cloves garlic grated
1.25 centimeters ginger - fresh grated
2 medium onions sliced or chopped as preferred
1 diced tomato
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 medium yukon gold potatoes cut into cubes
1 small head cauliflower cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup water or broth - divided
1 cup frozen or fresh baby peas
1/2 fresh lemon, juiced

Method:

In a large, wide pan or pot heat oil over medium-high and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric and chili flakes to make them pop. Immediately add onions, garlic, ginger and tomato and stir fry until onions are golden.

Add cubed potatoes and salt, stir to coat in oil/spices. Add 1/4 cup water and put lid on for about 10 minutes. Open and stir mixture vigorously (scrape pot bottom), and add cauliflower pieces, another 1/4 cup water stir and put lid on - stir again after 5 minutes and test potatoes for doneness. If done, add peas, stir, and lemon juice. Adjust seasoning to taste, warm to cook peas and serve.

I made this without peas, added some fresh green beans in last 5 minutes and some chopped carrots with the cauliflower pieces. The original basic version just has potato/cauliflowers, or with peas, or with anything else you like - change is fun!

Some of the best flavour will be in the stuff stuck to the bottom of the pot - scrape it off and stir it through.

Number of servings: 3 as main meal, or 4 as a side dish with meat or fish.

This is a dry 'Subzi' curry method and doesn't require any hot spices if not wanted.
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Re: Aloo Gobi - Heidi

Postby HeidiPG » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:50 am

Thanks, Gary!
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Re: Aloo Gobi - Heidi

Postby gary » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:50 am

You're welcome :)
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