Sunday, June 19, 2011

Spicy Aloo Gobi / Spicy Cauliflower

This is a dry spicy potato cauliflower curry, cooked without any water. This is not a dish which I can cook everyday ... it requires quite a bit of oil and some time in hand but the end result is absolutely fabulous. The simple homemade garam masala adds a nice spicy zing and gives a very sweet and nutty flavor

Cauliflower - 1/2 head, cut into thin long florets
Red Potato - 1, cut into flat long slices
Peanut oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Green Chilli - 2, sliced
Yellow Onion - 1/2, thinly sliced
Ginger - 1/2 inch, grated
Tomato - 1/2, thinly sliced
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Homemade Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Cilantro - a handful, chopped

Heat 2 tsp oil in a nonstick pan or a well seasoned cast iron skillet. Add the sliced potato, a little salt and a pinch of turmeric. Saute on medium low heat till the potato gets cooked and turns slightly brown. Remove and keep aside.

In the same pan, heat 1/2 tbsp oil and put a few cumin seeds. Then add the cauliflower florets, a pinch of turmeric and salt. Saute on medium heat till they get brown specks and are cooked. Remove and keep aside.

Heat the rest of the oil. Add cumin seeds and green chilli. Then add sliced onion, sugar and a little salt. Saute till the onion gets soft. Add sliced tomato and ginger. Cook for a few minutes.

Add the potato and cauliflower florets, sprinkle garam masala, mix well and cook for a few minutes. Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top and serve.

1 comment:

aipi said...

That looks delicious. I'm totally craving it.
US Masala