Friday, December 4, 2009
Cauliflower and potato (also called gobhi aloo in Hindi)
This is the cauliflower and potato dish that I promised earlier.
1 large cauliflower or two small cauliflower (rinsed, chopped)
4 Russet potatoes
1 medium red onion
4 medium tomatoes
handful of peas
6 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp coarsely chopped ginger
1/2 tsp red chili powder
3/4 tsp turmeric
6 whole cloves
1/2 tsp garam masala
6 tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup water
salt to taste
15 - 20 parsley leaves for garnish
Rinse and cut the veggies. In a dutch oven warm the oil on medium heat and saute the onions, till they are translucent. Add the garlic stir for a few seconds and add the ginger and tomatoes. Stir for three to four minutes on low to medium heat till the tomatoes are mixed well. Add the cauliflower, peas and potatoes and again stir for a few minutes. Add spices and stir. Sprinkle water. Cover and cook for thirty minutes, stirring every five minutes or so. Cook till they are soft and well-done when you insert a fork in the potato.
Garnish with green parsley leaves and serve with your favorite bread, chapati or poori.
This dish serves 25- 30 people with other items on the menu.
For a smaller portion, you can divide the ingredients into half, or cook the whole recipe and freeze portion of the dish for another day.
Let me know how it turns out for you.