Today’s side dish is with a popular combination of Aloo and Gobhi (potato and cauliflower). If you have watched ‘Bend it like Beckham‘ movie you know how important it is to learn to make Aloo-GoBHI in Punjabi families 🙂
There are quite a few different ways of making this curry. This particular recipe is from a Telugu cooking show and the chef said this is dhaba style of making this dish. I never ate in a proper dhaba, so I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the curry, but all I can say is it tastes amazing.
The addition of spices gives this curry an awesome flavor. I rarely use ground anardhana in dishes, but in this curry it gives a nice tangy taste that perfectly balances the other spices. Curry goes great with both rice or roti.
2cupsCauliflower- florets (about half of a medium cauliflower)
1Onion- medium, chopped
1Tomato- medium, chopped
1tspRed Chiliflakes - (adjust as per taste)
1tspmethiKasoori - , crushed
3tbspCilantro- , finely chopped
For the Spice Mix:
1tspGaram Masala- (homemade or store bought)
to tasteRock Salt(or regular salt)
2tbspBesan Chickpea flour/
½tsppomegranate seedsAnardana pd/ Ground dried
2clovesGarlic- , finely minced
Par boil potato and cauliflower until fork tender. I microwave them separately to expedite the process. Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium flame, add 1tbsp oil and saute potato and cauliflower separately until lightly golden, about 8~10 minutes. Alternately you can deep fry uncooked veggies until golden. Remove onto a paper towel lined plate.
Heat 2tbsp oil, add onions, ginger+garlic paste and cook for 4~5 minutes or until the onion turns lightly browned around the edges.
Add tomato and cook till mushy. Next add the fried potato and cauliflower, mix well and cook for 2~3 minutes.
In the meantime, combine the spices for the spice mix in a small bowl. Stir well and add this to the veggie mixture, cover and cook on low flame for all the flavors to mingle, about 6~8 minutes.
Next add crushed red pepper flakes, kasoori methi and chopped cilantro. Cook covered for another 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the curry to the serving bowl.
For the Tempering: Heat 2tsp oil in a small pan, add the cumin seeds and garlic. Once the seeds start to splutter and garlic is golden, pour the tempering over the curry. Serve with roti or rice.