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!
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!
From Season to Seaon, p. 63