Friday, February 3, 2012

Gobhi aloo (Cauliflower with potatoes)

This is one of my favorite vegetables. I like to use cauliflower a lot and try to  make in it many different ways. I like to add it to rice dishes and make it with chickpeas, spinach and even paneer,  but this is one recipe that I love the most. It is simple but has strong and bold flavors of mustard oil, asafoetida, mustard seeds and ginger.

1 medium sized cauliflower trimmed and cut into small florets
1 potato cubed
1 cup frozen peas
1 tbsp ginger chopped finely
1tsp mustard seeds
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp red chilli powder
salt to taste
mustard oil for cooking

Heat mustard oil in a pan or kadhai. Add the mustard seeds and let them splutter, add hing, turmeric and ginger. Stir and quickly add the cauliflower and potatoes. Add salt, cover and cook for about 5 minutes. Now add the peas and cook uncovered till the water in the vegetable dries out. Finally add the red chilli powder and mix well.


  1. If you like cauliflower, you must try Amma's recipe which involves cooking the florets in a little bit of milk. Heavenly!

  2. my favorite indian dish! yum! i've tried making a gobhi aloo flavored cauliflower poppers before! delicious!


  3. Loved ur clicks and presentation. its been a long time i made this combo. will try soon :)