Aloo Gobi

September 13, 2009


I have to admit that Aloo Gobi (Potatoes and Cauliflower) is not my favorite dish. I never grew up requesting it for dinner. Though, every formal dinner there it was. My mom would always have it as a staple on the table and guests would love it. My husband is obsessed with it and so I figured I need to include it in my cookbook.

When I told my father I could make AG in the crock pot he didn't believe me. Actually he argued against the logic of it. (He's an engineer by trade but would have made a great lawyer!)

This time though I out smarted him. It can be done and the results are wildly delish. You can see for yourself the really cool food blog eataduckimust. Check out their pictures and what they have to say about the "deuling" dishes.

Aloo Gobi without tomatoes (my version) and Aloo Gobi with tomatoes (my dad's version).

Soo...all you taste testers, what's cooking this week? Here's the list. All you have to do is post on here what you want to eat. Coordinate a pick up by text/cell/email and come over with your containers. Dinner's that simple and easy. Just remember you've got 2-3 days to get your feedback on here - it all really does help. All of you have been great with the feedback and Alice and Jared you get the award so far!


Aloo Gobi (one more time)
Mock Keema (mock ground lamb)
Cilantro-infused black-eyed peas
Curdy (not curry -- curdy made from chickpea flour)
Sambhar (South Indian daal - I just picked up fresh curry leaves!)



Anupy Singla
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6 Comments

Meg Cox
Meg Cox

September 14, 2009

I wanna try! On what days we pick up food to taste test?

Hallie Palladino
Hallie Palladino

September 14, 2009

Hi, I'm a friend of Meg's and I would be very interested in taste testing. Meg will give you my contact info and I could pick up for both of us if it works out.

Anonymous
Anonymous

September 14, 2009

The Aloo Gobi I tried this weekend was delicious. I have never had it before and loved the heat level. It wasn't too spicy, but at the same time it was far from bland. The cauliflower was still firm and the potatoes added a great creamy texture. I accompanied this dish with a side of whole wheat naan from Trader Joes.

Thanks Again Anupy, the dish was superb.

matt

Jared
Jared

September 14, 2009

As an engineer myself, I would have to say crockpot is the ideal vessel for cooking aloo gobi due to the time it takes for the spices to develop and infused into the cauliflower and potatoes. The only thing to watch out for is the size of the vegetable, cooking time and heating temperature, since any of these can turn the dish into mushy baby food. I did my thesis on cooking aloo gobi with a crockpot. =)

Anonymous
Anonymous

September 14, 2009

I think this is my new favorite dish!! Cauliflower, along with beets, are my favorite vegetable and this recipe is fabulous. The dish without the tomato was a little less spicy than the dish with the tomato, which you had already explained why to me. I like this dish could and mixed with some arugula, it is a great side salad or works as the main dish. I love this dish, its healthy (I assume). There can not be much fat in this dish so if your watching your waiste line, it should be a great alternative to counting food points with weight watchers. This is filling and regardless of if you choose it with or without Tomato its a crowd pleaser.

James

Anonymous
Anonymous

September 14, 2009

In my above message I meant to say I like this dish cold and mixed with some arugula, not "I like this dish could…"

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