Sunday, February 26, 2006

Aloo Gobi with Chana daal

Long time since I have posted a really simple, hardcore bachelor cuisine.
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....


Blogger Kay said...

Your Aloo Gobi looks delicious, Anthony!

2/26/2006 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think northern Indian mothers worldwide would be proud of your gobi skills...that's quite the marrigeable skill, bachelor :) fun blog!

2/26/2006 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ Kay: Thank you kay.... It was delicious.

@ Vanessa: Hmmmmm... rather that's a skill quite handy if one wants to stay bachelor for long... whatsay..

BTW it is not bachelor cook, but rather cooking for bachelors lol.. And i am happily single after a long time... hehehe

2/26/2006 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger Journal Actif said...

This seems to be a great vegetarian dish. I'm trying it soon Anthony, for my team of very young bachelors. :-)) My 3 sons and their cousin who is spending a week vacation in our home.

2/27/2006 08:09:00 AM  
Blogger BDSN said...

I always loved combination of cauliflower and potatoes..I have many a times added Madras curry powder to my subzi...

2/27/2006 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aloo flavoured with jeera is an ultimate experience!

2/27/2006 09:03:00 AM  
Blogger Meenal Mehta said...

Anthony ,

I ahve to give this a shot, it looks delicious

2/27/2006 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ Zoubida: I am sure it turned out great,.... DO give feedback

@ BDSN: Ah! My favorite too. i sure will try out the madras Curry powder.

@ Lera: I love anything with aloo

@ Meenal: Please do.... It would be amazing i tell ya

2/27/2006 10:59:00 PM  
Blogger Santhi said...


You have a greta blog here.
WOuld like to make a contribution to your next curry mela. DO u have any rules for? WOuld like to know if u have, 'cause i Would love to a be a part of the mela.

2/28/2006 04:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ Shanti: the rule is that there are no
just leave a link here or send me a mail at anthonysmirror at gmail

Usualyy i blog hop over the week and compile it for the weekend...
But it would be nice if you would cook a special dish for the event and send me the link..

And thx for dropping by....

2/28/2006 10:11:00 AM  
Blogger Kitchenmate said...

Definitely would try this, easy, moreover love the jeera flavour running around. Thanks!

2/28/2006 08:58:00 PM  
Blogger Santhi said...

Count me in for this weeks curry mela then.
Will make a Special Recipe for you..:):):):)

3/01/2006 03:12:00 AM  

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