February 24, 2017
One of the most popular vegetarian curries of all, aloo gobi is a fairly dry dish consisting of spiced potatoes and cauliflower. Originally from Punjab, it is a veggie staple in India, and one of the most chosen side dishes in British Indian restaurants. Typically it is a very mild curry, but don't be afraid to chuck a bit of chilli its way, it will taste different but just as good. We like to serve it as part of a vegetarian thali alongside chappati, roti or paratha bread.
1Parboil the potato dice, and be careful not to overdo this. Floret the cauliflower (make the florets a bit larger than the potato dice, to stop the cauli collapsing on cooking).
2In a heavy pan heat some coconut oil or some sunflower oil.
3First add the mustard, cumin and nigella seeds, then add the onion and fry for 15 minutes until it is taking on a golden colour.
4Now add the ginger/garlic paste and the tomato and keep frying for 5 minutes.
5Next add the cauliflower and potato, along with the curry powder and the tomato powder/puree.
6Give the whole thing a good stir, and add a good splash of water and the chilli.
7Now simmer the dish until the cauli is cooked, keeping an eye on the water.
8The finished curry should be pretty dry, with what sauce there is clinging to the vegetables.