This is a very healthy recipe without losing out on taste. A simple “aloo gobi” or desi cauliflower and potato recipe lightly flavoured with spices and made in olive oil. This recipe uses a bit of vegetable broth to cook the vegetables slightly making it extra rich in vitamins. Olive oil is used for this preparation giving it a real different taste. I do not add many spices as it is not the regular run of the mill recipe. You can always add more spices or red chilli flakes for more heat. The vegetables remain crunchy thus retaining all their nutrients. This makes an excellent main or side dish and can be served with roti, naan or even a simple pullao.For Jain recipe please omit the ginger.
1 cup of diced potatoes, wash, peel and dice the potatoes
2 cups of cauliflower florets
1 cup of cubed red or green capsicum /bell pepper, i used red
1 teaspoon each of nigella seeds and cumin seeds
1 tablespoon of finely chopped ginger
1 chopped green chilli or more
1/4 cup of chopped coriander leaves
4 curry leaves, chopped , you can use fresh or dry (to buy curry leaves check my online store)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoons of a good spanish olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of warm water in which we add 1/2 vegetable stock cube and mix till dissolved
Heat the olive oil in a good non stick frying pan ( i used my cook and serve ceramic pan) and add the cumin seeds and let them crackle for 15 seconds and then add the nigella seeds and the ginger. Cook till the ginger colours slightly and then add the potates with the turmeric powder. Cook covered till the potates are half done. Add the cauliflower florets , salt, curry leaves, green chillies and coriander leaves. Add the water with the dissolved stock cube and the capsicum and cool till the vegetables are done but crunchy. If you want you can add a little sprinkle of lemon juice or dry mango powder (amchoor)
Serve as a main dish or part of a low calorie diet or even as a spiced warm salad.
This dish is delicious , nutritious and low calorie.
Which stock cube did i use?
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