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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

ALOO GOBI AND AWARDS


ALOO GOBI
I was tired of heavy and complicated recipes so decided to churn out this simple recipe with ingredients easily available in any Indian kitchen. Aloo Gobi is a comfort food and a sure hit in my house. It is Yo’s favorite. Here is a fast to cook and good to eat recipe.


Ingredients
Cauliflower – ½ kilo
Potatoes -1
Onion – 1
Grated Ginger/Gingerpaste - 1 tsp
Tomatoes – 1
Cumin seeds – 2 tsps
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
Asafetida – a pinch
Salt as per taste
Oil – 1 tbsp
Freshly chopped coriander for garnish (optional)
Method
Peel the florets of the cauliflower and keep the florets in some warm water with some salt and turmeric for about half an hour. Meanwhile, peel and chop the potatoes into cubes/wedges. Chop the onions and tomatoes as well. Keep aside. Now the drain the water off the cauliflower florets and rinse well. In a wok, Add one tbsp oil, add the cumin seeds, when the cumin seeds start to fry. Add the onions, when the onions become transparent, add in the tomatoes and cook until tomatoes are soft, then add the potato wedges, Cook for 5-7 minutes. After which add the cauliflower florets and mix well, now add the chilly powder, turmeric powder, asafetida and salt as per taste. Mix everything well, cover with a lid and cook on a low flame. After every 5 minutes give it a stir, you will see that the vegetables have become moist. Always allow it to cook in its own juices. If you see that there is no water, add a bit and cook covered on a low flame. After about 10 minutes you will notice that the potatoes are cooked, check if cooked with a spoon, if not wait until the potatoes are cooked. Cauliflower usually cooks fast. Once it is done, you can garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with chappatis or u can have it with dal and rice. Tastes great.

Tips

  • Do not add water to  the vegetables as the potatoes will get mashed and your vegetable will get soggy.
  • Instead of red chilly powder, you can add ginger-green chilly paste
  • You can add other spices like coriander powder, cumin powder, anardana powder, amchur powder, garam masala in any combinations of your choice. I didn't add in this because i wanted to share a simple and easy recipe with minimum ingredients.
  • You can avoid onions in this recipe if you do not like the flavor of onions. 
  • You can avoid ginger in this recipe 


AWARDS TIME
Purva and LG have passed me the Great Buddy Award
and 360 degree Foodie Award

I would love to thank both of them for these awards.

LG has also showered upon me a few awards,
A Perfect Blend Of Friendship Award
Iam a Chocoholic award
Kreativ Blogger Award
Hard Working Food Blogger Award

Inspiration Award
Thanks Lakshmi for these lovely awards. It really makes your day.

6 comments:

Purva Desai said...

Aloo Gobi looks yummy, simple and appetizing...
Congrats fr all ur awards....u deserve it gal

Usha said...

Congrats on all your awards...aloo gobi is one of my faves....

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Congrats on all your awards and the Aloo Gobi looks yummy...

Cham said...

Congrats on ur awards and the aloo gobi looks very inviting

wannabauthor said...

Hi Sukanya,

We are organising the Second Indibloggers meet on August 14th. Please do try and come :)

Heres the link:

http://www.indiblogger.in/bloggermeet.php?id=90

Rgds,
Maria

wannabauthor said...

Hi Sukanya,
We are organsing the 2nd Indiblogger meet in Singapore on August 14th. Please do try to come.

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