Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Aloo Gobi

Good morning!

After five days at work, I am finally off, and I am making the most of it! I have already been doing some experimenting in the kitchen, as I tried to make vegan Tiramisu Pancakes, but I find vegan pancakes tend to not set very well, so I ended up with delicious mush instead - I am not complaining, buuut it might not be posted up on this here blog in the future. And will you believe it if I said my stick blender broke when I tried to whizz up the pancake batter feat. diced courgette/zucchini? So I'm going to hunt me down a new one today, haha.
On another note, I have tried a few more of the Oatmeal Artist's recipes which have been a success though, so ch-ch-check her out!

So I settled on savoury for today's recipe instead!

I am used to this being "Gobi Aloo", but I suppose turning the words doesn't make it any less of a dish, it's just "cauliflower potato" or "potato cauliflower" anyway!

This is a dish I used to make when I was working at Babu Kitchen in town, and so I was wondering what Miss Dahl's version would taste like in comparison!

They are both delicious, and fragrant, and definitely worth a try! Serve it with rotis, dosa, flatbread, with rice, or simply enjoy on its own!

Oh, and as I have said before, don't be intimidated by the ingredients list, it's mainly spices and herbs!

Aloo Gobi
(Serves 2-3)

1 tbsp oil or ghee
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 small green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground or fresh ginger
1 tsp mustard seeds
A few curry leaves
250g chopped tomatoes plus 1/3 cup water (I used 400g tomatoes)
4 medium potatoes, diced
1/2 small head cauliflower, cut into florets
1/2 tsp sugar
A squeeze or lemon juice
A pinch of cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste

Dosa, flatbread, raita, natural yogurt, rice or anything else you want to serve it with!

- Start by heating oil in a casserole and soften the onion for about five minutes. Then add the spices, curry leaves and the fresh chilli and fry for about a minute.

- Now, add the potatoes, tomatoes and the water and simmer for about 15 minutes, then you want to add the cauliflower, the sugar and lemon and cook for a further 15 minutes and it is ready to serve up!

I hope you have a lovely day!

Original source:
From Season to Seaon, p. 63

- Jules


  1. Mm, dette er så enkelt og så godt :)

    1. Det er slik vi liker det da, er det ikke? ;) Håper alt står bra til med deg! x

  2. One of my favorite meals!! I've always wanted to make it at home too :)

    1. This is a really easy version of it :) I hope you like if you get a chance to give it a go :) x

  3. Dette er så godt! Det var faktisk en av rettene jeg hadde dilla på da jeg ble vegetarianer som 12-åring :) Veldig enkelt og veldig godt.

    1. Ja, dette er en vegetarisk klassiker :D Så raskt og mekke sammen også da! Har du en egen oppskrift som du bruker? x

    2. Ingen egen oppskrift dessverre. Brukte en fra en kokebok som het Mat som gir energi eller Energimat, husker ikke. Må finne den boken igjen, den hadde så mye godt!

    3. Åjah! Det hadde vært koselig, er så nysgjerrig nå :D x