Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Aloo Gobi

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Ours is a Chappati/roti loving family. On any given day, all of us in the house would unanimously vote for rotis than for rice. Till last year I used to make about 20 rotis everyday in the evening for dinner with some curry. But since the time we’ve moved to Chennai, roti making has become a very difficult task. We moved to Chennai in the month of April and it was so very hot at that time that staying in the kitchen and preparing elaborate meals seemed to be a Herculean task. With heat as an excuse, slowly, rotis started making very rare appearances in my kitchen.



But off late I must say, the weather in Chennai has changed. It is really very pleasant and I don’t feel the need for a fan even in the afternoons. Now this was something I had never imagined.  I sincerely hope that this weather lasts for a couple of months. Anyways, with this pleasant breezy weather, I decided to make our favourite meal more often.

 Making rotis is much easier than deciding the side dish to go with it isn’t it? So here is a simple and delicious side dish which would go perfectly with your warm rotis.



What you’ll need
Serves 4
  1. Cauliflower Florets – 3 cups
  2. Potato – 1.5 cup, cut into cubes
  3. Onion – 2, chopped fine
  4. Tomato – 3, chopped fine
  5. Ginger – 1 inch piece, grated
  6. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala Powder – ½ tsp
  9. Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Oil – 1 tbsp
  12. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  13. Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnishing

Method
  1. Soak the cauliflower florets in hot water for about 5 minutes to remove worms if any. Drain, rinse well and set aside.
  2. Heat a Kadai with oil, add cumin seeds.
  3. After they change color, add the chopped onions and grated ginger and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes or till the onions turn light brown.
  4. Now add the potatoes, and turmeric powder. Mix well, cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on medium to low heat.
  5. After the potatoes are half cooked add the cauliflower florets and salt to taste. Mix well cover and cook for another 7 to 8 minutes on medium to low heat, stirring once in a while, till the vegetables are cooked. You can sprinkle some water if you feel that the veggies may stick to the pan.
  6. Now add the coriander powder, chilly powder and garam masala powder and mix well. Fry for a minute.
  7. Finally add the chopped tomatoes, stir well again cover and cook for about 5 to 6 minutes or till the tomatoes have turned mushy.
  8. If you want a completely dry curry, once the tomatoes are soft and mushy, remove the cover and cook on medium flame for about 4 to 5 minutes.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis or parathas.



Variation:
  1. You can add fresh or frozen peas as well to this curry. It tastes good. I did add a handful of peas in the above recipe.
  2. Try not to add any water while cooking the veggies else the cauliflower may turn mushy.

36 comments:

Faseela Noushad said...

yummy n delicious Aloo gobi

Swathi Iyer said...

Aloo gobi looks delicious, Love to have with chapathi. I make chapathi when I get time.

DivyaGCP said...

Delicious Flavorful curry.. Makes a great side dish for chappathi..

Aruna Manikandan said...

delicious combo :)

prathibha Garre said...

love this simple combo anytime

Swasthi said...

simple and quick to make aloo gobhi. looks delicious

Rev said...

this is my all time fav! :)

Misty said...

Hi Kaveri! Thanks for sharing this. I'd love to try your recipe. But where did you get your turmeric powder and cumin seeds? I rarely see these at the market.

Chandrani said...

All gobhi masala looks yummy.

Ruchi Indu said...

yummy looking Aloo gobi. Tempting!!!!
Saapada varalama?

Nandini said...

Flavourful dish! A quick recipe!

PT said...

one of my fav veg recipe.. perfect with roti..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow delicious aloo gobi,perfect with rotis....

Lubna Karim said...

Nice to know that there is bit of relief due to weather change in Chennai....I have some plans but not yet decided to visit Chennai....I kept on posting thinking of weather....now coming to the recipe aloo-gobi..it's an yum side dish with roti....

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very simple and yummy aloo gobi . Love to have with rice and roti too

Maayeka said...

My favourite gobhi..looks delicious and crisp..

Uma Ramanujam said...

The weather is good in chennai now a days as you said and I pray it should long last at least for another 2 months. Love the simple comfort curry Kaveri.

Charul @ Tadka Masala said...

This is mine and my dad's fav subzi of all time. Mom makes this extra bcoz she knows we can finish off half the thing alone. :P

Priya said...

Here is too chilled now,wish i live in Chennai now:(.. This aloo gobi is our family favourite, love it with anything.

Suja Manoj said...

Comfort dish,love the combo,perfect with chapathi.

divya said...

It looks very tempting....

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Looks delicious perfect with rotis...

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Perfect and colorful dish... Well goes with Roti !!!
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Ganga Sreekanth said...

Lokks perfect and mouthwatering

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Quick n perfect colored side dish..

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Hema said...

I can polish off a couple of rotis with this curry, beautiful clicks..

Nagashree said...

Easy & delicious, Gobi & alu is a match made for each other :-)

Julie said...

authentic & delicious combo!!
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Shylaja Praveen said...

Nice clicks kaveri..Looks delicious

Vidhya said...

Both your curry and roti looks delicious.

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said...

Perfect and delicious combo!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy perfect combo...I love this with roti...

Sangeetha Priya said...

Yummy curry, love the crystal clear pictures too :-)

Shabbu said...

Delicious recipe..

Jessica Moore said...

I have all the ingredients except Turmeric Powder, looking forward today on making this dish for my husband :)

Maha Gadde said...

lovely clicks n yummy dish...



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