Spicy Potato and Cauliflower (Aloo Gobi)

This is a favorite dish in India and is typically served with some type of bread (naan, bhatura, chapati, parathas, etc.).

This recipe serves 2-4. Green peas or peppers can be added to create a different variation.

List of ingredients:

2 cups of cut cauliflower
2 medium red potatoes, sliced long ways
½ inch shredded ginger
3 teaspoons coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
3 tablespoons oil
Pinch of hing (asafetida)
1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
2 green paper sliced and seeded; cut long way
2 bay leafs
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1 teaspoon amchoor (mango powder-dry mango)
2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
¼ cup water

Preparation steps:

In a small bowl, create a paste from the spices by mixing the shredded ginger, coriander powder, cayenne pepper, turmeric, and 3 tablespoons of water.

Heat the oil in a pan. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil; if seed cracks right away oil is ready.

Add hing and cumin seeds to the oil. After the seeds crack, add the bay leaves and green chilies and stir for a few seconds.

Add the spice paste and stir for a minute until spices start leaving the oil.

Add cauliflower, potatoes, 2 tablespoons of water and salt. Mix well. Cover the pan and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes on medium heat, until the vegetables are tender. Stir gently every 3 to 4 minutes.

Add the mango powder and fresh cilantro (green coriander). Mix everything and cover for a minute. Adjust the salt to your taste.

Tip: To prevent the spices from burning, make a paste with the spices.

Optional variation:

Add some green peas and/or sliced red bell peppers. The red bell peppers should be added at the end of the recipe as they cook quickly.

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Amchur (Dry Mango) Powder 3.5oz

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