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Aloo gobi

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aloo gobi
aloo gobi
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This mildly spiced vegetable dish is made with potatoes (aloo) and cauliflower (gobi). Itís perfect as an accompaniment to a meat or chicken curry, or simply serve as a tasty vegetarian supper with warm chappatis and plenty of cooling cucumber raita. Choose a firm cauliflower with creamy white flesh and no blemishes and use waxy fleshed potatoes that donít break up during cooking. We used Charlotte potatoes, but you could also use desiree or estima. You can adjust this curry to be more or less spicy, depending on your taste, by increasing or reducing the amount of chilli.

Ingredients

  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1tsp cumin seeds
  • Ĺtsp turmeric
  • Ĺtsp ground coriander
  • 5cm piece of root ginger, peeled and shredded
  • 1-2 chillies, chopped
  • 500g Charlotte potatoes, peeled and sliced evenly
  • 1 small cauliflower, split into small florets
  • 300ml vegetable stock
  • 30g butter
  • a bunch of spring onions, finely sliced

You can use 450g frozen cauliflower florets in place of the fresh cauliflower, if liked. There is no need to blanch them just add to the frying pan with the potatoes.

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the cumin seed and fry for 30 seconds. Add the turmeric, ground coriander, ginger and chillies. Fry for one minutes.
  2. Stir in the potatoes and cauliflower florets, add the stock, cover and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes, until the vegetable are tender.
  3.  Remove the pan lid and cook over a high to medium heat for 5 minutes to remove any excess moisture. Stir in the butter until incorporated fully and garnish with spring onions.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 113(kcal)
  • Fat 5.0g
  • Saturates 2.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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