Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Potato and Cauliflower

We have had a rainy spell these last few days, making my walk outside wet, wet,and just plain wet. It is also getting colder but no snows yet. I am waiting expectantly for the first showers of snow to fall, which is always fun, though hated soon after. Given the perfect weather to snuggle up on the couch, I am doing just that. Reading and talking on the phone occupies me. Cooking for survival is my mantra these days, and the following is one of those but quite worthy of a post.

Potato and Cauliflower

I made this potato and cauliflower dish a while ago, and it tastes great with rotis ! This is a simple recipe with the only trial being it calls for slow cooking. You could microwave the potato and cauliflower and then mix it with the masala for an easier/faster option. But the slow cooking of the vegetables with the masala makes it so much tastier. If you can be patient for about 15 - 20 minutes to cook the taste will tell you it was well worth the wait.

Potato and Cauliflower

Feel free to throw in more or less chilies and chili powder as per your taste. Most dishes I made tend to be on the spicier side, unless otherwise mentioned. Have fun with some 'chat patta' aaloo gobi.

Potato and Cauliflower

Ingredients:

Potato - 1 big (Idaho Potato)
Cauliflower - 1/4 th
Onions - 1/2 or 1 medium size onion
Green Chilies - 2 nos
Chili Powder - 1/2 tspn or if you like it spicy hot go to 1 tspn
Coriander Powdcr - 1/2 tspn
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tspn
Turmeric - 1/2 tspn
Asafoetida - a pinch
Dry Mango Powder - sprinkle to give the dish a tang

Method:
1.Saute onions, green chilies and once onions are translucent add the ginger garlic paste
2. Saute further till the ginger garlic paste is cooked and express an aroma
3. Spoon in the powders and stir in briskly avoiding burning
4. Give it a minute and then add some water just a little like maybe 2 Tspn or if you are beginner go with 1/4 cup
5. Add the diced vegetables and cook on low fire until potato is cooked


Notes:
1. You could add the potatoes in first and cook for a while before you add the cauliflower if you like cauliflower crisp
2. The above method tends to cook the cauliflower a little too well that it falls apart.

Contributor: Sunitha

46 comments:

  1. Aloo Gobhi is a staple in my house.. Finds it way to the table for often..

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  2. i like aloo gobi but then i always feel its quite a painstaking job:)
    i don even feel like cooking these days..so lethargic with all the snow here :)

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  3. My all time favorite combo..love it!

    US Masala

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  4. Ooo this looks so good. I just finished lunch and this is still making me hungry!

    I remember what the first snow was like. We don't get snow here in Florida, so we had to go to visit family at Christmas in Michigan and my daughter got to see it for the first time in her 15 years.

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  5. Looks so yummy.. Love the flower on top.. Nice clicks as usual :)

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  6. My, what a gorgeous shot of a very gorgeous dish. I love cauliflower and i love potato.Certainly a winning combo!
    Sunitha, where does one get those fanciful napkins for props? I never bothered to do a place setting before. But I am thinking along those lines. Do let me know.

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  7. My all time favourite combo,love with anything..

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  8. This is one of my all time fav! tomato rose is soo cute!

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  9. I love aloo gobi, super yummyyyy :))

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  10. I love aloo gobi, super yummmm :))

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  11. easy recipe, looks so delicious, beautiful picture, great

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  12. THis is wonderful combination..aloo and gobi.. pictures are class asusual sunitha.. Wish I can get that bowl cos today i am going to make roti..so pls pass that bowl here.

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  13. I loved the rose and the aloo gobi..Its a quik fix for me too...Nice clicks ...

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  14. Aloo Gobi ...this is one of my comfort food....I cook potato and cauliflower in microwave while i make the masala....and just mix everything up...:)...

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  15. It's been snowing here like crazy and like you reading and talking on phone occupies me too :-)

    Aloo gobhi looks lovely. Great clicks!

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  16. Aloo gobi just the way I like it .It looks tasty nad wonderful.Love the tomato rose garnish.

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  17. Aloo gobi looks delicious. I love your clicks.

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  18. It looks delicious and I like it spicy :) That rose is beautiful too.

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  19. Oh what a great combination - I always love how pretty your presentations are!

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  20. I love the combination, but never tried with hing and amchur.. will try it next time.. wonderful clicks as usual.

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  21. Love aloo gobi anytime...looks perfect with roti's..

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  22. Love aloo gobi anytime...looks perfect with roti's..

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  23. I bet my kids will like this as they like cauliflower a lot.

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  24. One of my fav combo with cauliflower and potatoes. Nice dish.

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  25. oooh! this looks too beautiful... wonderful click with the tomato flower garnish...

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  26. Deliziosa ricetta, un bacio ! ciao

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  27. This version of aloo gobi sounds nice and let me try this ,i got bored with the one which i make normally.gorgeous clicks

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  28. ahha my favorite combo ...love the addition of amchur powder to it ..yummy
    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  29. I love potato combi with any kind of veggie,yours look yummy

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  30. aloo gobhi looks lovely. I will make it more spicy by adding red chillies. Your pics are superb

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  31. I think cauliflower and potatoes goes well together.

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  32. Oh, I LOVE Indian dishes with cauliflower! So comforting!

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  33. Looks yummy, hot and spicy..... perfect for the season!

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  34. Am not good with cauliflower....this looks delightful am sure to give it a try :)

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  35. Never can say no to this dish. Awesome.

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  36. Beautiful presentation as usual..Love to have it with roti:)

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  37. Nice recipe,I love the addition of amchur powder,must be adding an extra zing to the recipe! Lovely clicks!

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  38. This would definitely warm me up on a cold, bitter day. It looks delicious. I love anything with potatoes. I am looking forward to the snow too. It is so pretty.

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  39. Great recipe and fab presentation ...gud job.there is an award for you...just tosay thx for all ur support.
    Biny

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