This is a dish very often cooked in bachelor pads, in whatever way that suits the bachelor cook whose turn it is to cook that day.
Let me give you a simple way to come up with an excellently simple and tasty recipe.. I found it amazingly tasty and went very well with daal rice when i cooked ikt a few days ago. The evergreen (is it yellow) bachelor food, Aloo Gobi. The chana daal was an experiment and it turned out amazing. I am yet to try out urad daal in my curries though. I will put up more variations soon.
One large Potato- Cut in cubes and then cut into two.
( so that each is half a cube and thinner)
2 cups of 1 inch cauliflower florrets.
2 tomatoes roughly chopped.
1 Onion finely chopped and 1 tsp ginger-garlic (ground).
2 Tbs chana daal soaked for an hour or two.
1 tsp Jeera gota.
1 tsp Dhania+Jeera powder, and turneric and chilli powder.
Now, In a separate utensil, boil the cauliflower for about 5 minutes by adding a little salt.
Heat 2 Tbs vegetable oil in a kadhai, and add jeera when oil is hot.
Let sputter, and add The soaked Chana daal.
After 3-4 minutes of saute, add the finely chopped Onions.
Saute till transparent and now add 1 TBS of ginger garlic paste.
Add the potatoes and fry for some time. Then, add the cauliflowers.
Cover the Kadhai and cook in low heat till done.
Just don't forget to keep stirring so that it don't stick.
When potatoes are soft, add the 1 tsp dhania-jeera powder,
and also add 1/3rd Tsp Turmeric and Chilli powder.
Add salt to taste, and cook for 5 more minutes covered.
Eat with soft chapattis or daal rice..
And, If you have missed the Pomfret curry I posted just before the curry mela.. here it is again...
Or the Chicken masala-Dry.. This was an amazing treat....