Route 79 : Aloo Gobi
The effects of feeling hungry on the way home
December 23 2003
Delicious Aloo Gobi
My turn to cook tonight - as always. Aloo Gobi this time. (Aloo=potato and Gobi=cauliflower.)
Get the following items together:
1 large cauliflower - stripped of leaf, washed and broken
into bite-sized florets
Then add the pre-pulped garlic, ginger and chillie which you have stored away in your freezer - and stir fry until they are infused in the oil. Then add the powdered spices: 3 teaspons of garam masala, 2 teaspoons of ground coriander, 2 teaspoons of turmeric (haldi) and 1 teaspoon of salt. Stir it all up until well mixed up.
Then add the chunks of potato - stir until well coated in spices and then put the lid on the karahi and let it simmer on a very low flame for around 15 mins. This will soften the potato a little. Then add the cauliflower florets and stir until fully coated and yellow looking. Again: put the lid back on and let heat on low simmer for around 20 minutes more.
After that - stir gently but thoroughly and turn flame
off - and sprinkle on a generous handfull of fresh coriander leaf. Then
put lid back on for around 10 minutes to rest. Its then ready to
Serve up with fresh roti (chapatti) or if youre feeling lazy like me tonight - some warmed pitta breads - and a side salad of onion, cucumber, tomato and carrot all tossed in a few dashes of vinegar. Simple - but heavenly.
Delicious Aloo Gobi!
ps - the above final picture is shown with 50% of the aloo gobi removed - I put around half of it away in a glass bowl - which I covered in clingfilm and put in the fridge to eat tomorrow. This can be eaten with toast (just like with the roti or naan) - or as a toasted sandwich - or if you know how: as gobi paratha with achaar and cucumber yoghurt - which you will have to take my word is simply exquisite and is a lunch to die for.
Have you tried this? Even
if you haven't - let me know what you think!