Sunday, April 21, 2013

Super Quick Aloo-Gobhi (Cauliflower)

This is one dish that is almost universally liked. And if you are tired or have unexpected guests, this goes really fast.
3 tsps
Cumin seeds               
½ tsp
Ginger (grated/chopped)        
1 tsp
Cauliflower (broken into medium sized florets)
¼ kg

Potatoes (peeled and quartered)              
¼ kg
¼ tsp
Chili Powder
½ - ¾ tsp
Coriander Powder
1 ½ tsp
Cumin Powder
¼  tsp
to taste
Chopped fresh coriander
to garnish

Method -
1.        Place a pan on the stove on low heat
2.       Add oil
3.       Place the Cauliflower florets and Potato quarters in a ceramic (microwave safe) bowl
4.       Add about 50 ml water
5.       Cover and set to cook on low power for 5 mins. (please adjust time and power as per the quantity you are making)
6.       By now the oil in the pan is warm, add the cumin seeds and wait for them to splutter
7.       Add the ginger and stir to prevent burning.
8.       By this time, your veggies will be done in the microwave, so take them out.
9.       To the oil in the pan, add all the spices and stir properly to mix them all well
10.    Now add the microwaved veggies into the pan and mix well
11.      Add salt
12.     Cover and cook on medium heat for about 5 mins (or until the veggies are cooked to your liking)
13.     Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
Tips –
1.        Cauliflower tastes better if it’s slightly undercooked and retains the crunch.
2.       Adjust spices as per your liking. Amchur and garam masala added in the last 5 minutes of cooking works very well.
3.       You can also add a tomato immediately after you add the spices to the oil and then add water in the end to make a “rasse-wali sabji”.

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