Sunday, October 3, 2010

Allo Gobi, Spiced Potato And Cauliflower

There has been nothing but bad press leading up to the Commonwealth Games in Dehli which will be officially open today. There are shocking photos of the games village, collapsed footbridge, dengue outbreak and a shooting incident etc. Enough of that I say! Here at the tummies' we choose to celebrate the wonderful food of India instead; I will start with a very simple vegetarian dish that is also one of the most well known dishes. Allo gobi, meaning potato and cauliflower, has been one dish I cook very often when I have vegetarians over for dinner. My childhood friend S thinks all Punjabi girls of marital age would need to master a good allo gobi at least.
P.S This is the dish I learnt from V in Singapore and I have been cooking it ever since.

serves 4 as part of an Indian meal
you'll need;
2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 a cauliflower, cut into little florets
2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 onion, finely shopped
2 cm piece of ginger, grated
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp black mustard seeds
1 tsp nigella seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1tsp coriander powder
1tsp chili powder
1 tsp garam masala
salt and pepper to taste
200 ml of water

Prepare the potato and cauliflower.

Chopped onion and tomatoes.

Heat up a little oil and add the mustard seeds, cover the wok as the seeds will pop. Add onion and  saute for a minute. Add potato cubes til a little brown on the edges.

Add tomatoes and spices except the garam masala and fry on medium heat for 2 minute. Add ginger.

Add water, cover and simmer for til vegetables are tender. finally add salt and garam masala. Check for seasonings.

Serve as part of an Indian meal.


  1. wah bahan-bahannya nampak fresh terutama kentang tu..nampak baru di gali dari tanah..pasti akan cuba resepi ni..resep yg sihat

  2. I love Indian food...I think potatoes and cauliflower are a perfect canvas for the spices.

  3. Terrific aloo gobi! My Hubby's fav North Indian dish. Actually he loves every dish by NI...hehe ;)

    I'm waiting with a plate here...self-service uh? hehehe :D

  4. Hear hear! Let's celebrate the awesomeness of Indian spices and refreshing lassis and sweet galub jamun, not cobras in sleeping areas! :)

  5. The bad press over at Delhi is making me not want to watch the Commonwealth - which is a shame because I rather like watching the Commonwealth , even buying tickets to watch it when it was in Melbourne.

    Indian dishes are so so yummy tho - this looks like a winner!

  6. I always like this dish but never take any effort to make it myself :p

  7. Hello darling! Good work my mum would be proud seeing this lol
    miss you Vijay and Sophia

  8. Very nice.. although reading this on this gloriously hot spring day, I can't quite garner an appetite...need something cooling!

  9. i love the flavors and spices in this! looks really good!

  10. Harriet from CarltonOctober 3, 2010 at 5:39 PM

    Haha you are funny...again this will make my vegetarian daughter very happy!

  11. Very beautiful looking dish and one more for my vegetarian housemate. Thank you!

  12. Este plato es fantastico, me lo anoto para hacerlo proximamente.


  13. yes.. much has been said of new delhi.. so what do we have here? gosh.. that looks fabulous!

  14. Great! I just bought a head of cauliflower... and I have potatoes and tomatoes. Perfect

  15. We love alu gobi and this version looks perfect.
    The games are being inaugurated and let's see what follows.

  16. Good on you for focusing on the good things lol Beautiful looking dish!

  17. Looks so yummy and easy to dish up! We normally order this dish when we visit Northern Indian restaurants.

  18. Very beautiful looking dish! Light and healthy,
    I surely need to try it out. I am off!

    Big hugs!

    B xx

  19. Potato? My favourite vegetable :) Yay, let's celebrate Indian food.

  20. Gustosa rustica...e saporita, complimenti per questo bel contorno di verdure !

  21. ton plat est super bon et joliment présenté
    bonne soirée

  22. Serve PART of an Indian meal? I think I'd make that delicious combo my meal!

  23. lovely- We cook this often- and order it often when we eat out Indian- Yours looks good.

    Great photos too!

  24. I LOVE this dish. I have popped a link on my fb Comfort Food page :)

  25. A delicious combination of potato and cauliflower, yum!

  26. wahh nampak best dan mudah nih! saya suker bunga kobis!

  27. My hubs just bought a cauliflower and am wondering what to do with it! This sounds great!

  28. This looks good and quite healthy too..thanks for sharing:D

  29. Very interesting having potato with the cauliflower! It looks fantastic, with all those good flavors. We've been loving cauliflower lately!


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