Aloo gobi~ mark's version

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 tablespoons Vegetable oil
4 mediums Potatoes, cut into bite- sized pieces
1 medium Cauliflower, cut into bite- sized pieces
⅛ teaspoon Asafetida
1 teaspoon Black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon Whole cumin seeds
1 each 1" piece ginger, grated
3 eaches Dried red chiles
1 each Bay leaf
2 teaspoons Coriander, powdered
1 teaspoon Turmeric
1 teaspoon Garam masala
Salt & pepper
¼ cup Cilantro, minced

Heat oil until it is hot in a large, strong saucepan. Drop in the prepared potatoes & cauliflower & stir well until all the pieces are basted in the oil. Reduce heat to very low & cook gently, stirring occasionally & carefully, for 5 minutes. Add the asafetida & a few seconds later the cumin seeds, followed by the black mustard seeds.

Stir well & allow to continue cooking for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are almost cooked through.

Stir in the rest of the spices in the order listed. If you want your aloo gobi hotter, crumble the chiles. If not, leave whole & then remove before serving. Mix well & let simmer over the very low heat for another 7 minutes. If it sticks, sprinkle in a few drops of water, but try to avoid doing this if possible. The vegetables should now be well cooked. Stir in the cilantro, being careful notb to break the vegetables. Serve immediately.

Recipe by Mark Satterly

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