Friday, February 24, 2012

Cauliflower & Potatoes Stir fried in simple Spices (Langarwale Aloo Gobi ki Sabzi)

Indian Vegetarian Main Course Special
Punjabi Cuisine
Cauliflower & Potatoes Stir fried in simple Spices (Langarwale Aloo Gobi ki Sabzi)
Serves 2

Aloo Gobi is served in the Gurdwara as part of the Communal Food (Langar/Prasad) as part of the Thali that usually has Tandoori Roti, Langar Wali Dal, Sweet Dish mostly Chawal ki Kheer

Cauliflower- 500 Grams, Cut in Big Florets
Potatoes- 6 Medium, Peeled & Cut into Quarters
Mustard Oil- 2 Tbsp.
Cumin Seeds (Jeera)- ½ Tsp.
Onions- 3, Finely Chopped
Green Chillies- 2, Finely Chopped
Ginger- 1 Tbsp., Freshly Crushed
Garlic- 1 Tbsp., Freshly Minced
Tomatoes- 2 Medium, Cut in Chunks

Turmeric Powder- 1 Tsp.
Red Chilli Powder- 1 Tsp.
Salt- To Taste
Fresh Coriander Leaves- 2 Tbsp., Finely Chopped
Garam Masala Powder- ½ Tsp.

In a Deep Bottom Pot, Add the Cauliflower Florets in Hot Boiling Water Infused with Haldi & Salt (to kill any hidden worms)

In a Non-Stick Wide Skillet, Heat Mustard Oil till it starts to Smoke  Add Cumin Seeds
As Cumin start to Crackle, Add Ginger- Garlic, Onions, Cook till they become soft

Avoid ready made store bought Ginger-Garlic Paste & use only Freshly Crushed Ginger & Garlic
Keep the Vegetables Covered & Cook on a Low Flame
The Trick is to Cook the Gobi Florets in such a way that they shouldn’t Break

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