Mom's Aloo Gobhi

About this recipe: This is one of my favourite recipes which I learnt from my mother a couple years ago.

SavitaJ Pennsylvania, United States

Ingredients

Serves: 4 

  • 1 Cauliflower
  • 3 Potatoes (medium sized)
  • 4 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp rai seeds
  • 2 inches garlic
  • 1/2tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 sprigs coriander leaves
  • 2 tsp dry mint leaves
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp amchoor
  • salt to taste

Directions

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:35min preserving  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Cut cauliflower into small florets.
  2. Peel and cut potatoes into small pieces
  3. Place 2 tsp of oil in a pan .
  4. Add !/4 tsp of turmeric powder,1/2 tsp cumin seeds,1/2 tsp rai,ginger and cinnamon stick and let it sizzle for 1 min.
  5. Add the cut cauliflower sprinkle 1/3 cup of water on it, cover it with a lid and let it cook for 13 mins on medium heat.
  6. Stir it once to make sure it does not burn.
  7. While the cauliflower is cooking, place 2 tsp of oil in another pan and add 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp of rai, 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder and 1 tsp of dry mint powder. Let it sizzle for 1 min.
  8. Place the cut potatoes in that pan, sprinkle it with 1/4 cup of water , cover it with a lid and let it cook for 13 mins on medium heat. Just stir it once to make sure it does not burn or stick to the pan.
  9. After they are both done transfer the potatoes in the cauliflower pan and add garam masala and amchoor to the entire contents and mix well.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Shortcut

You can add red chili powder or green chillis to this recipe! I enjoy it with dal -rice and my kids enjoy it with rotis! You can add peas to the above recipe as well!

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