Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Aloo Gobi Masala

Getting the fear of death for a moment and then just going ahead with day to day life is not easy. This is what i experienced day before yesterday. I was walking to school to pickup my son. I carefully watched for the vehicles and started crossing a junction. a police car which just passed through, took a reverse and hit me! BANG! I was clueless and fell down. i thought, everything is over and my main thought at that moment was, what happens to my son without me..writing these lines makes me nervous again. Luckily someone(Thank You my Life Saver)shouted and the Police Car(Innova) stopped. Fortunately I escaped with just small scratches on my feet! The force at the Innova hit me, shocked me to the core. My heart was racing like anything. I even questioned the cop on how he took reverse. Police person apologized, got me some water and dropped me at school. It took almost a day to get back to normal. Lessons Learned: Life and Time is Precious. and most importantly to be Very Cautious in crossing roads. 

Aloo Gobi Masala

Aloo Gobi is a favorite combination for many. Yesterday i tried aloo gobi masala for a change. it came out finger lickingly delicious. I made chapathi and cabbage rice for lunch. this aloo gobi masala went very well with cabbage rice. so it will go well with vegetable pulao or with cumin rice.

Aloo Gobi dry sabzi


Aloo Gobi Masala

Prep Time10 mins 
Cooking Time: 20 mins  
Serves2
Recipe CuisineIndian
Recipe TypeCurry

Ingredients:

Cauliflower florets - 1 cup (florets of 1 small cauliflower)
Potatoes - 2
Onions - 1
Tomatoes - 2
Ginger-Garlic paste - 2 tsp's
Oil - 2 tbsp's
Cinnamon stick - 1'inch size
Cloves - 2
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilly powder - 2tsp
Corriander powder - 2 tsp's
Kitchen king masala / Garam masala - 1 tsp



Method:



Peel the skin of potatoes and chop them into big chunks. clean the cauliflower florets and wash in cold water for 2 or 3 times.

Just chop the onions and grind into a smooth paste and set aside. chop the tomatoes and grind into a smooth puree and set aside.

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Heat a pan, add 1 tbsp oil, add the chopped potatoes and shallow fry it for almost 5-7 minutes in medium flame, till the potatoes get roasted well. Boil 2 cup's of water, add the cauliflower florets to it. let it boil for 3 - 4 minutes and drain the water. set the potatoes and cauliflower aside.

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Heat another pan, add 1 tbsp of oil, add cinnamon and cloves. to the pan, first add the grounded onion paste and saute for about 2-3 minutes, till the raw smell of the onion goes off. then add ginger garlic paste and saute for another one minute. Next add the tomato puree and mix well with the onions.

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Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, corriander powder and garam masala. Mix well all together in the pan. let it cook for 2 more minutes, till they become little dry.

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Now add the shallow fried potatoes and blanched cauliflower to the pan and mix well with the masala. Finally add chopped corriander leaves and transfer the aloo gobi masala to a serving bowl.

Aloo Gobi

Serve with Cumin rice or veg pulao or with roti or chapathi.

Notes:

If you want the masala to be like gravy add very little water and let it boil.

You can also add 1 tsp of fresh cream, to make the masala rich.



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