Aloo Gobi

If you knew me a few years before you would hardly believe that person like me can have passion for cooking. You would even claim with confidence that such thing is completely impossible. It is truly beyond the question that all the things in the world are relative! :) I am in love with cooking now! Can't help it! Cannot resist any kitchen shop on my way, cannot resist trying new recipes and all the time inventing my own recipes and testing all "what ifs" in merging different tastes and ingredients! I opened for myself unknown magic - C o o k i n g. And! It is inspiring me even in My Art! Happy to introduce to you first interaction of Cooking and Art. Aloo Gobi. It is very simple delicious and spicy dish from Indian cuisine, one of the chosen favorites in my house since I made it first time. Enjoy and Bon App├ętit! :)



Ingredients:

* 2 cups of cauliflower (cut into small florets)
* 2 medium potatoes (cubed into bite sized pieces)
* 1/2 inch shredded ginger
* 2 teaspoons coriander powder
* 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
* 1/4 teaspoon red chilly powder
* 3 tablespoons water
* 3 tablespoons oil
* Pinch of Asafetida (Hing)
* 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
* 2 green chilies, shredded
* 2 bay leaves
* 0.5 teaspoon salt (to taste)
* 1 teaspoon amchoor (mango powder)
* 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro (green coriander)
* 1/4 cup water as needed

Method

In a small bowl, mix the shredded ginger, coriander powder, red chilly powder, turmeric, and 3 tablespoons of water to make a paste. Making a paste with the spices will prevent the spices from burning.

Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Add hing and cumin seeds to the hot oil. When you hear the cumin seeds crack, add the bay leaves and green chilies and stir for a few seconds.

Next, add the paste and stir for a minute. Then add cauliflower, potatoes, 2 tablespoons of water and salt. Mix well. Cover the pan and let it cook on medium heat for about 25 to 30 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Make sure to stir gently every 3 to 4 minutes. Lastly, add the mango powder and fresh cilantro (green coriander). Mix everything and cover for a minute. Adjust the salt to your taste.

Variations

Add some green peas and/or sliced red bell peppers.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous9/09/2008

    YUM YUM TASTEE WORK :)-everlast

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  2. Yuliya hey!!
    this must be very very tasty!
    But I am content just seeing your magnificent artwork!
    ha ha. (you could illustrate a beautiful book of recipes, too)

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