Comfort Food: Aloo Gobi

Whenever I’m feeling happy or sad, angry or honestly just about anything food always seems to make everything better. Everyone has their own ‘go-to’ and while most Indians I know will swear by the butter chicken or their rajma chawal for me, it was, it is and always will be –  Aloo gobi – A traditional North Indian Punjabi dish served with hot roti or naan bread. It also works as a stuffing for the roti. Its a dish that requires minimal effort but delivers optimal flavours!

P.S -You can replace the cauliflower with beans to create a separate new dish.

What you need –

1  medium cauliflower, cut into florets

2 medium potatoes

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 medium onion, diced

1-2 green chillies (optional)

3-4 garlic cloves, minced

1 small piece of ginger

1/2 teaspoon chilli powder

1/2  teaspoon turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon coriander powder

4 tablespoons oil

Salt, to taste

Cilantro, for garnish

P.S : If you’re missing any of the spices above here’s where you can find them!

What to do –

On low-medium, heat the oil. Add cumin and cook until seeds start to sizzle.

Add the onions, garlic and ginger and let it cook until onions are translucent and soft.

Add the red chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder and four table spoons of water and mix it.

Add the cauliflower florets and cubed potatoes and mix well.

Cover with a lit a let cook.

Check occasionally and add liquid if needed.

Let it simmer for about 30-40 minutes or wait until potatoes are soft.

Garnish with Cilantro leaves and lemon wedge.

Leave your comments below to let me know how yours turned out and if you’re too lazy to actually cook click here to see where you can go to satisfy those taste buds without dirtying the kitchen!

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