Red or yellow potatoes
Lime or Lemon juice
Red chile powder
Cilantro for garnish
Knife & Cutting board
1 Thick bottomed pan
Grater for ginger (or peel and cut into pieces)
Roti or paratha OR
White rice, brown rice, wild rice, or quinoa drizzled with yogurt sauce made from plain yogurt whisked with salt, red chile powder and cumin powder.
Quantities for 2
Wash and chop 2 small red or yellow potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes, 1.5" x 1"
Wash and chop the cauliflower to get 3 cups cauliflower florets about 2" x 1.5"
PREP TO START COOKING
Place cubed pieces of 2 potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl, cover with water and heat for 3 minutes in a microwave.
After potatoes cool down, drain the water off and pat them dry with kitchen cloth or paper napkin.
Prep other ingredients
Get a 1/4 cup of cilantro if using, wash and chop
Grate ginger to get a teaspoon
Squeeze lime or lemon to get 2 tablespoons
Heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil oil in a thick-bottomed pan, wait 2 minutes for oil to heat.
Add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, once the seeds stop popping, add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and potatoes, stir well and sauté intermittently for about 5 minutes.
Add 3 cups cauliflower florets and after mixing well, pour water in a bowl and bring it near the cauliflower pan, take a palm full of water, sprinkle on the vegetables.
Get the spices and add 1 teaspoon ginger if using, 2 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon cumin powder, 1/2 teaspoon red chile powder, 3/4 tablespoon salt and 2 tablespoon lime juice if using.
Cover with a lid and keep stirring every few minutes as the goal is to get a dry Alu Gobi and vegetables that are firm yet fully cooked.
This goal should be achieved in about 15-20 minutes but if you find that vegetables are sticking to the pan, sprinkle some water again.
The Final Ta-da
Garnish with the 1/4 cup chopped cilantro and serve hot or at room temperature
Accompany with roti or paratha or layer over white rice, brown rice, wild rice, or quinoa and drizzle with yogurt sauce made from plain yogurt whisked with salt, red chile powder and cumin powder.