Gobi Aloo (Cauliflower with Potatoes)

Aloo Gobi is probably the most common vegetable curry in India. The two humble ingredients - cauliflower and potatoes cooked with onions, tomatoes and spices make the testiest vegetarian dish you can think of.

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Ingredients:

Serves 4-6

  • 1 small cauliflower,
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1 tsp whole cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 4 dried red chilies
  • 3 tbsp garlic-ginger paste
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste (optional)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 fresh green chilies (optional)
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro to garnish
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil / olive oil
  • 1 cup of water

How to make Cauliflower with Potatoes (Gobi Aloo):

  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy pot.
  2. Add cumin seeds. Fry it for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add chopped onion and cook until they're soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic-ginger paste and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Add the cauliflower. Then add turmeric and coriander powder. Season with salt and pepper (optional) and sauté for 5 more minutes.
  6. Add chopped tomato and cook for additional 20 minutes. When the cauliflower starts sticking to the pan you can add few tablespoons of water. Serve hot.

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