Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Swadisht Gobhi Aloo

Here is the first recipe on my blog. I prepare this whenever I want to treat my family to something delicious in a short time. It takes less than 30 mins. from the refrigerator to the dining table and you can enjoy a simple but elegant meal.

(Serves 2-4) [It suffices 4 people if served with other sabzi/dal, and 2 if you wanna enjoy just gobhi lunch/dinner]

- 2 cups cauliflower florets
- 1 medium raw potato cubed
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper strips
- 1 medium tomato
- 1 tsp ginger/green chilli paste or minced
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- a pinch asoefetida
- 3/4 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric pwd
- 2 tsp corriander powder
- 1/2-1 tsp pav bhaji masala(depending upon your spice level)
- 1/4th cup water
- 2 tbsp oil
- salt to taste
- 2 tbsp cilantro chopped

To Do....
1. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat.
2. Saute cauliflower florets until you see light brown tinge on them. (About 3-4 mins.)
3. Remove the sauteed florets in a plate.
4. Add cumin, & mustard seeds in the oil. Allow to splutter. Add asoefetida.
5. Add raw potato & ginger chiili paste, cook for 5-6 mins or until potato starts browning. Add chilli, turmeric, corriander pwd & pav bhaji masala. Let these mix for a min.
6. Add cauliflower, bell pepper & salt. Mix until the masalas are coated on all the veggies.
7. Add tomato, & water. Cover and cook for about 8-10 mins. on low heat or until the water has evaporated.
8. Garnish with cilantro. Enjoy your sabzi with plain parathas or rotis.


Anonymous said...

Sounds Yummy. I like Gobi and so does my family. With a few exceptions, I do the same. Tonite I will try your style.

Reena said...

Let me know how it turns out...Happy Gobhi time!