February 21, 2011
Phulkopi aar aloo dalna
It's grey outside and has been snowing for the last couple of hours straight. Just when we thought there was spring in the air (temp above freezing for one whole week!), the snow storm warning comes back on. In this gloomy weather, I needed some cheering up. I decided upon this cauliflower and potato curry which my dad made when he was visiting.
After he made this, I asked him to write the recipe which he did and then shared it with me on Google docs. He was quite thrilled that he could share documents with me without e-mailing them. I am hoping that he will have more recipes to share soon.
It provided the perfect warmth in this otherwise snowy, cold day.
2 medium potatoes - cubed
1 small cauliflower - cut in small florets
4 green chilies - slit in half
1" ginger - grated
1 small onion - chopped
I tomato - chopped in small pieces
1/2 tspoon cumin powder
1/4 tspoon asafoetida powder
1/2 tspoon turmeric powder
1 tspoon coriander powder
1 tspoon cumin powder
1/4 tspoon garam masala powder
1 cup water
2-3 tbspoon oil
Salt to taste
Microwave potato and cauliflower adding salt and turmeric powder for 2 minutes.This will reduce your cooking time.
In a non-sitck frying pan add oil to fry potato first and then cauliflower. Temper the rest of the oil with cumin seeds and green chillies. Then add asafoetida powder and ginger and onions.
Next add the tomato, turmeric powder, cumin and coriander powder along with potatoes and cauliflower pieces and saute it on medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
Add water and salt to taste. Boil the curry for 8-10 minutes on medium heat closed lid till they are fully cooked.
Add garam masala, let it cook for another minute and take it off the heat.
Serve warm with rice or rotis. Now doesn't that look like sunshine in a bowl?