Monday, November 29, 2010

Ajwaini Aloo Gobi with Mustard flavor...Simplicity at its best!!

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I can confidently say that this is the
BEST Gobi Sabzi I have ever had as it is loaded with simple but amazing burst of flavors.
Now let me tell you where I got the recipe from,during one of my usual morning walks with a neighbor,I told her that I m really bored of eating the same old regular gobi sabzi (as I was actually planning to make it for lunch)and asked her if she has anything interesting recipe with it.I was sure that she would be certainly having an interesting recipe with it as I had tasted her food before and loved it very much(did I say that,that lady is from punjab? and do I need to say anything about the punjabi's love for food?).She happily shared me this recipe and also mentioned the key points of the recipe which I found really interesting like "burning the mustard oil ","ajwain flavor","no onion,no garlic,no tomato","flavorful crispy gobi",'lots of coriander".Those were the words which were actually flickering in my mind after I finished my walk and decided to make it immediately following her words and recipe exactly.I must admit that this is the
best Gobi Sabzi I have ever had as it is loaded with simple but amazing burst of flavors.You might be wondering why I am boasting about such a simple recipe,you need to try this recipe to believe my words.Sometimes the simple sabzi's turn out better and tastier than a rich gravy based one's.I highly recommend you to try this once to believe my words.Now lemme stop my bla bla.. and share you the recipe which I was boasting upto now.


Ingredients:
1 small phool gobi/cauliflower,cut into small florets
2 medium potatoes,peeled and sliced/diced to the size of gobi florets
1" ginger,finely chopped or grated
4 green chillies,finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
2 tsp ajwain(compulsory)

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp Garam masala
1/2 tsp lemon juice

salt to taste
2 tbsp mustard oil(compulsory)


Method:
  • Cut gobi and potato into equal size pieces.
  • Par boil potato cubes in salted water until half cooked.Remove them and keep aside.Blanch the gobi florets in the same water and keep it separately.I even added a pinch of turmeric powder in the water while boiling the vegetables.
  • Heat mustard oil in a thick narrow bottomed kadai until it really reaches the SMOKING point and you can see fumes coming out,the oil should literally burn to get the amazing and special flavor to this curry.This is the most important step while making this curry.
  • From now the real action begins you should be really quick in adding the ingredients to the hot oil.Keep the flame in medium now.
  • Add turmeric to the burning oil and immediately add ajwain and crackle it.Add finely chopped and grated ginger to it and quickly saute it.Do not burn any of the spices.
  • Add finely chopped green chillies and again saute for a minute.
  • Add the par boiled potatoes and fry them until you see the brown specs appear on them.You can do this part over the high flame.
  • Now add the cauliflower florets and continue frying it on medium to high flame until you see the brown specs appear on all the vegetables and are cooked and yet crispy.
  • Now add garam masala and chopped coriander to it and mix well.Mix in the lemon juice and remove it from stove.
Serve it hot and fresh to enjoy the flavors and the crispiness of the vegetables in it with roti/Naan/Kulcha/Rice.

Note:
You can make it only with cauliflower avoiding potatoes in the recipe.Even that turns too good.

36 comments:

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Lovely dish, lovely colour ya! I'm craving for it now ;)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Good one,will give a try,bookmarking!

LG said...

Simple and mustard oil seems interesting!

Vandana Rajesh said...

yummy...have never tried using ajwain with cauliflower and potato...will surely try this one.

Priya said...

Very flavourful and beautiful looking aloo gobi, very tempting..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow curry sounds gud and interesting....Thanks for letting me abt the 150th post...I myself didnt note it :)

And I tried the garlic rolls 2day and it came out super gud...just a bit variation I used 1cup wheat and 1/2 cup maida....rolls finished off in no time :)

Priya Sreeram said...

simple, and so flavourful---will try it out !

Jay said...

delicious recipe Prathy..d color rocks..
Tasty Appetite

Kurinji said...

looks colorful!

Akila said...

wow what a fantastic recipe and marvelous clicks....

Happy Cook said...

I agree ssimplicity is the best and this curry looks super delicious.

PJ said...

Bookmarking it.Looks delicious!

vanishri bhat said...

Looks simply yummy. My favourite combination. Will try it.

Please collect your award from Veggie flavours.

jeyashrisuresh said...

Simple ,yet very delicious looking subzi. can feel the aroma of ajwain

Pavithra said...

I do the same recipe with cluster beans but have to try this with gobi. Cluster bean recipe was given by one gujarati friend. Same mustard oil and ajwain.

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Nice subzi.Love to try it soon..

Smitha said...

simple n lovely...beautiful clicks!

Jisha Dil said...

LOOKS DELICIOUS...AND A NICE CLICK TOO..

R said...

nice recipe, the use of ajwain is an interesting twist.

Satrupa said...

Dear Prathy,

The cauliflower fry looks utterly healthy and delicious. Luv the clicks too.

Cheers,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Pushpa said...

Yummy aloo subzi,looks tempting.

♥Aps♥ said...

Wow... mouth watering!!!
Lovely!!!

veena krishnakumar said...

I am mouthwatering already!!!!!lovely flavours

Sushma Mallya said...

looks lovely ....will love to have this with chapathi:)

jayasree said...

I love the taste of Ajwain. Will keep in mind the key points while trying. Looks very delectable

Rachana said...

This sounds so good and the pics are simply stunning.

Laavanya said...

Oh that looks fabulous and your description of it makes me want to try this asap.

Gulmohar said...

That's cool..I make this masala without ajwain, now I know what did I miss :-)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

It looks sooooooooooooo yummy and so simple.

coolblogger said...

Pics is lovely. Love the color and freshness.

Nandini said...

The side dish is 1 of my fav. Yum!

Nithya said...

Simple and yummy.. looks so tempting :)

honeybeecooksjackfruit said...

I also feel like sometimes really simple recipes are the best ones... even tho it looks like "that is just going to be plain".
Great recipe... though I never cooked with mustard oil before. Is it very strong?

kanthi said...

I love the fresh look and beautiful click

Vani said...

Lovely pictures of the dish, Pratibha! Simple and sounds delicious!

n33ma said...

Beautiful photos,Looks good!

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