Monday, March 19, 2012

Cauliflower And Potato Curry

          Cauliflower and potato curry or most commonly known as aloo gobi,  is a very popular and common dish, found in most of the restaurant menu cards. It can be made in a number of different ways from a simple fry to a nice rich gravy or a kurma, just by changing the spices added, you can end up in many varieties. Well, today's recipe uses the popular Bengali seasoning, 'panch phoran' and adapted from one of Madhur Jaffrey's recipes, I love her cookbooks, it's not just about the recipes but also the stories that go with them..
Need To Have
  • Cauliflower - 1 small
  • Potatoes - 1 + 1/2 cup
  • Chilli Flakes - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Panch Phoran - 1 + 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves - 1/4 cup

         Break the cauliflower into small florets and the potatoes should be cubed. Heat oil, add the panch phoran, once the spluttering stops, add the potatoes and saute for 5 mins. Add the cauliflower, saute for a couple of more mins, add the chilli flakes, salt, turmeric and coriander powders. Mix everything well, cover and cook till just done, finally mix in the garam masala and pepper powder.Garnish with the coriander leaves and serve it warm with rotis.

Sending this to Vegetarian Food And Me for I'm The Star event,
                   to Sumee's Culinary Bites for the Bon Vivant event,
                   to Shama's Easy2cook Recipes for Sara's Cooking With Love - Granddad Series event,
                   to Zesty South Indian Kitchen for the Hearth And Soul Blog Hop event,
                   to Srav's Cooking Concepts for Vegan Diets - Only Plant Based event and
                   to Sara's Corner for the Women's Day Celebration event.

Panch Phoran: an equal mixture of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds and kalonji or onion seeds.
Do not overcook the vegetables, they should not become mushy, it spoils the whole dish.
Cauliflower to Potatoes ratio - 2:1.

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  1. I love aloo ghobi! Yours look delicious!

  2. wow....yummy n lovely combo dear....

  3. My all time fav curry, nice version too. sounds aromatic

  4. flavourful curry.. love the combo..

  5. Nice one. My kids fav vegetables..

  6. Nice simple and wholesome. Great.

  7. I love panch phoran in veggies, it adds a lot of flavor.

  8. Gosh!! The clicks are super exciting!!
    I can eat that whole plateful... :)

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  9. Great combo and lovely presentation. Very very nice!

  10. Looks good - love the combination of flavours!

  11. Love the gobi and aloo combination, awesome to have with rotis or rice! Good one.

  12. aloo gobi one of my fav combo...lovely preparation...sabzi looks truly inviting dear...very nice clicks!!

  13. wonderful combo and perfect with rotis !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

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  14. Lovely combo which goes perfectly well with rotis.

  15. Love this combo of cauliflower and potato..Must try out with paanch phoran seasoning

  16. This is one of my favorite side dish for chapathis but never tried with panch poran. Nice one

  17. lovely and delicious aloo gobhi. never tried with panch phoran yet .loved the clicks..

  18. looks absolutely wonderful...lovely clics too!

  19. Looks gr8! And Im sure it is delicious :)

  20. I can eat aloo with anything :D
    Aloo-Gobi always reminds me of the movie Bend It Like Beckham, hehe. Watched it?

  21. I'm cooking my way through your blog and loving it.

    We moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland from NY two years ago and we absolutely cannot get Indian food without at least an hour long drive. So glad to have found you and your delicious recipes and make delcious, healthy food at home.