Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Aloo Gobi

Here is the remaining dish from last night’s Indian feast (not the greatest picture, I am afraid). Aloo Gobi is a pretty standard dish, and for good reason. The cumin seeds provide short bursts of flavour that are tempered by the starchy potatoes and mellow cauliflower, while the cilantro provides a bright finish. To the left in the picture is my failed tandoori tofu. I pulled the spice mixture recipe from the web, but was not pleased with the taste. I will have to keep looking.

- 4 potatoes, diced
- 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into florets
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp tumeric
- ½ tsp salt
- chopped cilantro

1. Parboil potatoes and cauliflower for 8-10 mins, until softened. Drain and set aside.
2. Heat oil in a large pan or wok over medium heat. Fry cumin seeds for 2 mins.
3. Add potatoes, cauliflower, and spices and cook for 10 mins, or until veggies are done to your liking. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.


selina said...

potatoes & cauliflower? i'm in!

mustardseed said...

I love Indian too! Keep going vegan dad!

Alec said...

Hi Vegan Dad,
Not sure if I've posted on here before (brain fart today) but that sure looks tasty. I've said this to other vegan parent bloggers (can't remember if I ever said this to you) but I think it's great you're trying to raise your kids vegan and not falling for the whole 'it's not healthy for young growing kids to be vegan' crap. Judging by all the delicious food you always cook up they certainly couldn't be hungry! Looking forward to more posts in 2008. Happy New Year!

VeggieGirl said...

I haven't had much experience with Indian food, but this dish looks worth trying, for sure!!

arthursmommy said...

Vegan dad, This meal looks and sounds great. I like the idea of travelling the world via recipes. We try and do that in our home. Tonite we are going to eat some Pho (Vietnamese Soup) I made. Have a great weekend.