Thursday, January 26, 2006

Aloo Gobhi


Thank You everyone for coming to the opening ceremony and waiting for the first recipe. I know you all are very hungry and I can imagine most of you drooling already. By the way, Neetie was the first one to guess my recipe, so kudos to her. Yes, it's Aalo Gobhi, one of my ultimate favourites. Aalo-gobhi is a very common punjabi sabzi, although I am sure that every culture in India will have some spin of it already available. Gobhi is mostly available in winter months in India, so my Mom would make it once a week during those times and I would always relish it with a hot roti. Now, without wasting much time let's start the recipe...

Aalo Gobhi (Potato and Cauliflower)

Servings - 2-3 (1 if you are a punjabi...lol)

Ingredients:

1.5 cups of cauliflower florets cut into small pieces
2 tsb vegetable/groundnut/canola/olive oil
1 large spanish onion cut into small pieces (although any onion would do but green/spanish onion just adds to the flavour)
2 green chilis, cut into small pieces
2 garlic cloves, chopped into small pieces
2 medium white potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces (any potato will do but white ones are easier to make)
1 tsb turmeric/haldi
1/4 tsb ground cumin
1/4 tsb ground coriander
1/2 tsb salt
1/4 tsb garam masala
1 tsb butter or ghee (there is no punjabi dish without ghee/butter)
1 tsb peeled and finely grated ginger

Method:

1. Wash the cauliflower. {TIP: I wash the cauliflower in cold salted water as it cleans it better and also adds a little bit of salt to it before frying}
2. Heat the oil in frying pan and add the onion, chilis, garlic and potatoes and fry untill the color of onions is deep yellow and its translucent (approx. 7-8 min.)
3. Add the cauliflower and fry till the onions are now brown (approx. 3-4 min.)
4. Add the turmeric, cumin, coriander, salt and garam masala, stir and fry. (approx. 5 min)
5. Mix well.
6. Add the butter and mix, add 5tsb cold water and simmer. (approx. 5 min. but it depends, so keep checking till the potatoes are done)
7. Stir in the ginger. {TIP: I add the ginger later as it adds an extra flavour to it and also ginger tastes good in gobhi}
8. Serve with hot phulka or dal makhani {TIP: Goto Nupur's Blog for the recipe of dal makhani}
9. Enjoy!!

I tried the recipe last night to get the timings and quantity right and it turned out excellent, just like home. So, hopefully it will turn out good for you too...

Hint for next recipe (this one is tough, let's see who can guess it): Other day I saw a South Indian lady eating yogurt/curd with her fingures.

45 Comments:

At 5:37 PM, Blogger Kaps said...

Yahhhoooo....mera Gold laao !.
this is gud Ricky..abhi tak i had only seen gals having a cooking blog.. I know I will like this one more coz somewhere I will connect to it..keep cooking!..:)

 
At 5:43 PM, Anonymous Moonstruck said...

Woohoo!! aloo-gobi!
Good start, Ricky. Ima make it once I get bored of my gujju style ;)

 
At 9:17 PM, Blogger Fursat said...

yeah it was me who guessed it right :)

and aloo-gobhi is really hot n spicy sabzi and receipe is good..thats the way we cook it here...

and its a season for gobhi..so mere ghar mein thrice a week ban jati hai :P

will try it..

and cant guess your next receipe :|

 
At 9:17 PM, Blogger Nupur said...

:D Good one Ricky!!!
LOL@ cooked the recipe to get the timing and the measurements.

My variation to this recipe is - without onions or garlic. *I know that may be hard for Punjabis to imagine :P* So its only gobhi+aloo+chillies+ginger and the masala.

An excellent start - and my guess for the next recipe is that its some sort of Curd/Yogurt rice or something... yeah?!

 
At 10:04 PM, Blogger Silky Moon said...

Aloo gobhi is also most accepted and appreciated sabji in Nepal which is available though out the year (Off season it costs 50 Rs. kg per kg :P)

And about your next recipe - it must be Curd Rice or Dahi Bara. :D

 
At 11:10 PM, Blogger Invincible said...

Yo Ricky !!
aaj tumne dikha diya ke ladke bloggers bhi khana itna acchha bana sakte hain aur uski recipe bhi publish kar sakte hain.

Here in my canteen every alternate day we are served aloo gobhi. I wish they wud drop by this blog to get it right.

Good one dude.

Kahin next recipe Dahi wada/kadhi pakoda to nahin.

 
At 2:21 AM, Blogger anks said...

ahaa......... aloo gobhi... the eternal fav.... my mom makes it in at least four styles..... the minced variety, steamed variety, the regular one that you just described and one with only the aloo, the gobhi and haldi and namak.....

waise going by the looks of it, dhaba hit hai!

 
At 3:09 AM, Anonymous nidhi2ricky said...

Aare wah kya hit sabzi chunke banaye hai....aur mess ka kaccha pakka kha kar toh its better that i learn cooking myself ;-)

Waise my situation is very much like Prasad's, pehle stove and gas connection toh aa jaaye.But i must say will try all your recipes when i start cooking ..which if I have my ways will be very soon :-)

 
At 3:13 AM, Anonymous nidhi2ricky said...

My guess is the same as Nupur's.....Curd rice. Have seen my south Indian friends gobbling it down with such relish...and they don't share ....must be yum for sure ;-)

 
At 7:23 AM, Anonymous Girl said...

okay, this way I can learn veggie recipes and the ingredients' english names also :D:D Im really bad at it.. ummm next recipe... rasam and biryani?? :P coz thats the only ANDHRA fud ive been trying for last two months :D

 
At 12:38 PM, Blogger Seetha said...

Ok, you gonna make lady's finger next time?

 
At 1:00 PM, Anonymous anthony said...

its curd rice.. check out . And hey welcome to the foodblog world.. This is much fun out here.

@ nupur: you still there!!! i went tol ur food blog todsy also to look for latest links for my weekend linking event...

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger l_0oio0_l said...

waah aloo gobhi!!! ajj he banani padegi!!!
waiting for more!

 
At 6:37 PM, Blogger tearz said...

wow aloo gobi.. nice recipe ricky :) u add ginger in last ok.. me will try this tip:P

next recipe ..curd rice or shreekhand ..

keep cooking yum yum..

 
At 8:44 PM, Blogger JS said...

Congrats Ricky for this new food blog :) Really cool ! As I m not a good cook myself, it will be easier now with this blog and the other blogs u mentioned. It makes me happy to see guys cooking ;)ofcourse u have written abt cooking many times in ur blog. Congrats again

 
At 9:35 PM, Anonymous mehak said...

am going to make aalo gobi for dinner today.....i think ur next receipe is CURD RICE....i just cant eat it...here it is served in north indian thali also....

 
At 9:38 PM, Anonymous mehak said...

it cant be curd rice... cuz its pretty easy to prepare...but u have mentioned that ur next dish is thode se mushkil

 
At 12:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ricky de dhaba...kaisa chal raha hai???

tht reminded me of the "bend it like bekham" dialouge- "yeh kya paka rie ho tusi..?alloo gobbi";)!!

next one is dahi wada kya??:-S

-sonali

 
At 8:28 AM, Anonymous chandu said...

Ricks u forgot to add one key information- Howmany ppl are needed to cook this :P & how many more to eat.. lol(just kidding)
Firstly, i need to convince my mom hat I can COOK @ kitchen then try this. actualy last weekend my bengali friend cooked it for us, tasted good. Roti & alloo wud always b good & gobi makes it better.
reg your next recipe- it's ladies-finger + yogurt .. isn't it?

@girl-hey am afraid datz not andhra food, hmm actually andhra food typically has dal, chutney's, spicy pickles, hmm lot more..hmm betta u shud visit my place to know/taste more! :)

 
At 10:00 PM, Anonymous mehak said...

i made aalo gobi yday...n we had it again today morning with paranthas...btw Ricks ur wifey is going to be one lucky girl !!!!

 
At 3:21 AM, Anonymous mehak said...

next receipe pliss

 
At 5:32 AM, Blogger The Bhandari's said...

hey ricky........good to see a food blog of urs


well I missed the opening ceremony of ur blog never mind
I'll be regular vistor

Okie I know this an Andhrite dish
"Curd Rice with lots of mustard seeds (rai) in it"

Okie I have a foodie blog too (Recently started taking inspiration from Nupur)

http://theeasycookbook.blogspot.com
~preeti

 
At 9:13 AM, Anonymous saba said...

made aloo gobi yesterday . awesome bani . seems like ricky da dhaba is rocking !!! hmm next recipie curd rice ya dahi wada ?

 
At 10:45 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

Kaps - Sir jee aap Gold kya, Gobhi lo...LOL. Thank You for liking it. There are few guy food blogs too and I love eating, so why not...;-) Try the recipes as they are very easy and most ingredients are found in all grocery stores these days.

Moonstruck - Yes, aloo-gobhi. Thank You!! Aree what gujju style, try mine and then you will automatically switch to punju style...;-)

 
At 10:52 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

Neetie - Yes you did. I am glad you liked it. I love aalo-gobhi a lot. Ha ha, tere ghar pe toh roz aloo bhi bante hain. Do try it and give me the review. Keep guessing. I will release it soon.

Miss Nupur - Thank You Boss!! You are my inspiration. Ha ha, I am very peculiar about these things yaar. I can't imagine a sabzi without onions though garlic I can skip. I will reveal the next recipe soon...:-) Miss you jee.

 
At 10:56 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

Silky Moon - That's expensive. Keep guessing the recipe...:-)

Invincible - Ha ha, haan dekha toh deeya. I used to hate the one they would serve us in hostel,so yukky. Thank You Sir jee. Keep guessing the next one...:-)

 
At 11:01 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

Anks - Wow!! That's quite a variety yaar. By the way, you can always contribute any recipe you want to. This dhaba is open for everyone to publish. Thank You for your kind words. Keep coming and dhaba will remain hit.

Nidhi - Yes, you better start cooking. Baad main kaam aayega...he he. Keep guessing the next one...:-)

 
At 11:05 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

Girl - Yes, I will try to post all hindi names, so you know. Keep guessing the next one!!

Seetha - He he, ha ha, ho ho!!

Anthony - Keep guessing and Thank You!! Yea, it fun.

l_0oio0_l - Do make it and give me the review later, so that I may improve.

 
At 11:08 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

tearz - Thank You!! Yea, it adds a nice zing to it. Keep guessing!!

js - Thank You!! I am glad that it will help you. Do try the recipes.

mehak - Keep guessing!! he he

 
At 11:10 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

sonali - Superhit!! He he, yea its a very traditional punjabi dish. Keep guessing!!

chandu - You need two chandus to cook this tadka maar ke. Ha ha, let your mom rest one day and you cook her a nice punjabi meal. **Ahem ahem**

 
At 11:13 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

mehak - Wow Mehak!! I am glad you liked it. Aree I am cooking only till marriage..he he. Next recipe will be out really soon.

bhandari's - Thank You both of you. Yea, hope to see you here often. Keep guessing and I will visit your blog too.

 
At 11:14 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

saba - Thank You Saba for the review. I am glad you liked it. Keep guessing the next one...;)

 
At 3:37 AM, Anonymous fonzter said...

hmmmmmm im hungry!

 
At 3:50 PM, Blogger l_0oio0_l said...

hahah next one is easiest one....its curd rice :-)

 
At 3:02 AM, Blogger anks said...

sirf aloo gobhi khilaoge kya????

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger The Guy Next Door said...

The potatoes became too soft in my case - DOnt know why. The taste was pretty good. Thanks for the receipe

 
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At 10:54 PM, Blogger Shilpi said...

Hey...i kinda joined real late guys....but just adding a suggestion here. Aaloo Gobhi becomes pure dilli style if the oil used here changes to Mustard Oil...trust me, its not that bad as it sounds...adds more taste and nutritional value to the reciepe.
Try it. All in all, this is a fine aaloo gobhi reciepe.
Cheers...

 
At 11:05 PM, Blogger Shilpi said...

Sabne Ricky ji ki itni tareef kitti hai. Main Keya Ricky Ji, tussaan te tablespoon da short form tsb likhta har jagah....
Shudnt it be "tbs".....???
Maano ya na maano.... ; )

 
At 11:06 PM, Blogger Shilpi said...

But yes, the reciepe is good....

 
At 10:58 PM, Anonymous Farz said...

Thank you, I shall make it tonight.. see if it pass's ;)

 
At 1:38 AM, Anonymous Coupons said...

My favourite dish fry aloo gobhi ;-)

 
At 9:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But where are the aloos????

 
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