Monday, November 14, 2011

Aloo Gobi!

How much do I love Indian Food?  There is no possible way to count the ways.  And my favorite dish is Aloo Gobi Matar.  It is an incredible melange of cauliflower, peas, tomatoes and peas.  Please enjoy the recipe and remember, you can modify the spice to your tastes.


Cauliflower, Peas and Potatoes

(Aloo Gobhi Matar)
Serves 4


1 cup               Cauliflower, cut into florets

2 cups              Potatoes, peeled and cut in ½ inch cubes

1 ½ cups          Peas, fresh or frozen

½ tsp               Ground Turmeric

1 tsp                Ground Cumin

1/8 tsp             Cayenne Pepper

1 tsp                Ground Coriander

2 tsp                Canola Oil

1 ½ cup           Tomatoes, finely chopped


½ cup              Cilantro Leaves, chopped                  

1.      If potatoes are new, don't bother to peel them.
2.      Cook the cauliflower, potatoes, and fresh peas, each separately, in boiling water until tender. Drain and set aside.
3.       Combine the turmeric, cumin, cayenne, and coriander powder in a small bowl.
4.      Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over moderate heat, and add the spices. Cook for a few seconds to release the flavors. Add the cauliflower, potatoes, peas, and tomatoes. Cook for a few minutes over medium to low heat, and add perhaps a 1/4-cup of water if needed.
5.      Cook a bit more until all is heated through, add salt and cilantro leaves, and cook a few more minutes.
6.      Enjoy!