Thursday, February 11, 2010

aloo gobi

this recipe post is a little overdue - i actually made this at the end of 2009 after having ordered it at a local restaurant. i thought my recreation was a pretty close replication, especially since it was my first real stab at indian cuisine. the cauliflower florets just burst in your mouth with flavour, while the peas and potatoes provide a tender and succulent base. i've always liked my indian food a little on the saucy side, so making it at home allowed me to make it perfectly to my tastes. if you prefer it drier, just modify the liquid amounts as needed.

  • 1 cup potatoes, diced into cubes
  • 1/2 cup peas, cooked
  • 1 small head cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2/3 cup veggie broth
for the basmati rice:
  • 1 cup dry basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup peas, cooked
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom pods

start cooking your basmati rice according to package directions. in the meantime, start cooking the potatoes and peas, and chop the cauliflower. when the rice is done, add in the carrots, rice spices and half the peas. gently toss the rice mixture, cover, and let sit while finishing the aloo gobi.

in a large skillet, pour in 1/3 cup of the veggie broth. add the cauliflower, garlic, ginger, garam masala and curry powder. sauté on medium heat for 3-5 minutes, until liquid is almost evaporated. add in last 1/3 cup of veggie broth, remainder of cooked peas, the potatoes and tomato paste. continue sautéing for a minute or two more, stirring frequently. the florets should be tender, but not soggy.

spoon aloo gobi over rice mixture, and serve with a side of naan. makes enough for 3.


Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

I have yet to make aloo gobi which is ridiculous because I know I'd love it. That looks fantastic!

Bianca said...

Love aloo gobi, but for some reason I've never made it at home. Not sure why...

HayMarket8 said...

Indian Food??!!??!! Yum! I love aloo gobi! Sooooo gooooood!!!!

Mike K said...

This looks so good! I've been craving Indian food lately, and have never made aloo gobi - I'l have to try this.

btw, the fauxstess cupcakes from the last post look perfect! Kind of a scary story about your dog - I've been there :)

The Voracious Vegan said...

YUM! Aloo Gobi is one of my VERY favorite things. I adore Indian food so much - I can never get enough. This looks so good, thanks for the recipe.

jessy said...

this looks so delicious, miss v.! i haven't had aloo gobi in forever, and yours looks awesome! peas and potatoes is one glorious combination, indeed. mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Hannah said...

I'm cursing the fact that I don't have cauliflower, because I would seriously drop everything and make this dish right. now. ! Love it so much, but rarely make it- Thanks for the delicious reminder!

Cassie - Vegan Fox said...

Mmm, we're Indian food fans and Aloo Gobi is quite tasty! Not sure I've made any, so I will have to try yours out!

Mihl said...

Aloo gobi is best, hands down!

DJ Karma said...

Always get carb overload when I eat Indian food... love them carbs!

JennShaggy said...

Awesome! As always, great minds think alike :)

Dammmn this aloo gobi is looking delicious :) I haven't had Indian for a while. I'm long overdue!