A Beginners Guide to Aloo Gobi – Royal Nawaab

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A Beginners Guide to Aloo Gobi

Did you know that indian cuisine isn’t all about spicy curries packed with meat like chicken and
mutton? In fact, there are a range of vegetarian dishes that are bursting with flavour and texture
too. Aloo Gobi is a healthy Indian delicacy that is often thought to be a favourite in many Indian
households, and is made from two ingredients: potato and cauliflower. Read on as we go over
everything there is to know…
There are many different ways to prepare and serve Aloo Gobi depending on the preference of
the diners in question. After all, the two principle ingredients – potatoes and cauliflower – veer
towards this dish being rather healthy and it is entirely possible to make it even healthier,
however restaurants will often serve a hearty, deep fried variation that ticks all the boxes you
expect to receive at an authentic Indian establishment.
The perfect Aloo Gobi will have soft potatoes and crunch cauliflower which is important to bear
in mind during the preparation phase because they have completely different cooking times and
the last thing you’ll want to do is overcook or undercook either one. Furthermore, the spices you
use will determine the flavour profile of the entire dish so it’s important to allow them to infuse
and complement the vegetables.
To cook basic variety of this Indian classic, you’ll want to start out by heating 2 tbsps of oil and
adding some cumin seeds; saute 1 tbsp of ginger garlic once these begin to crackle for just 30
seconds and then add 1 finely chopped onion and, if you prefer a dash of heat, 1 chopped
green chilli. As always, the onions will be cooked once they turn transparent. Next, drain your
potatoes and add them to the pan, frying for 2-3 minutes before covering and allowing them to
cook until half done. At this point, you’ll want to add your cauliflower and fry for another 2-3
minutes before adding in your spices: 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp garam masala, ¾ tsp coriander
powder and ¼ tsp turmeric. Mix until well incorporated and cover until cooked before serving
with roti or rice for the best flavour.
As the best
family restaurant
on the market, the Royal Nawaab team are proud to serve a
versatile and varied menu that is guaranteed to appease the entire family. Whether you’re
looking for something veggie like Aloo Gobi or can’t wait to get your teeth stuck into a spicy
madras curry, we’ve got you covered! Get in contact with a member of the team to find out more
today.