Friday, August 21, 2009

Aloo-Gobi-Matar with Palak

At times, M & I think there's nothing better than a warm home cooked meal. Just the simple dal, rice and veggies combo, nothing more comforting and fulfilling. Well, yeah, there might be, but I also said 'at times' :-)

Anyways, I made this easy and simple sabji (a vegetable side dish), the all time favourite and much cliched 'Aloo-Gobi'. I also threw in a bit of green peas and a bunch of fresh spinach and, voila, a healthy serve of veggies and greens for lunch.

  • 2 medium sized potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1 bunch spinach ( I used baby spinach, you can use any variety)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • a tspn each of crushed ginger and garlic
  • for tempering - 1/2 tspn each of mustard seeds and jeera (cumin), and a pinch of hing (asafoteida)
  • for seasoning - turmeric powder, red chilli powder, jeera powder, salt (suit your taste)
  • 1 tbspn oil
  • fresh green coriander/cilantro, chopped
  1. Microwave the veggies and spinach till cooked.
  2. Crackle mustard seeds and jeera in hot oil and add hing.
  3. Now toss in the chopped onions and ginger & garlic and saute till onions are soft.
  4. Transfer cooked veggies and spinach and toss it all together.
  5. Add all the spices and mix gently.
  6. Garnish with chopped coriander.
  7. Serve hot with rice, dal and yogurt.
When the burgers, pizza and pasta don't appeal anymore, come home to this!

3 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

healthy & delicious dish... lovely clicks.. thanks for sharing.. :)

Vani said...

Love that it's not just aloo gobi but matar and palak as well. I do that too - toss in different veggies sometimes to mix it up a bit.

Parita said...

wow thats awesome combination :) so healthy too :)

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