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Potato, Cauliflower & Peas (Aloo Gobi Matar Sabzi)

Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time40 mins

This colorful vegetable is made with cauliflower, potato, peas, tomatoes and onion – use these vegetables in any quantity or combination, depending on the availability / liking. It goes well with any daal, bread or rice.

 1 tbsp cooking oil
 1 onion - sliced
 ½ tsp turmeric (haldi) powder
 1 ½ tsp coriander (dhania) powder
 ¼ tsp chili (mirch) powder
 1 cauliflower – break into florets & cut into about 1 ½”- 2” pieces, wash – about 2 cups . If it is not too fresh, soak in a big bowl of cold water with a teaspoon of salt, for about 30 to 60 minutes.
 1 potato – wash, peel and cut into 1 ½”- 2” pieces
 1 tbsp ginger cut into matchsticks
 salt to taste
 ½ cup peas – fresh or frozen
 2 tomatoes - cut in ½”cubes
 1 tsp mango (amchoor) powder
 ½ tsp garam masala
 2 tbsp cilantro (hara dhania) - chopped

In a frying pan or wok heat oil, fry sliced onion till golden brown.


Put turmeric, coriander, chili powder and fry for few seconds, being careful not to burn.


Add cauliflower, potato, cut ginger, salt and mix.
Reduce heat to medium-low and cover with a lid. Cook in steam till half done, mixing in between.


Add peas, tomatoes, mix, and cover with a lid. Cook till vegetables are done


Add mango powder, garam masala and mix.
Garnish with cilantro. Serve as a vegetable with a meal.


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Without onion and tomato – replace with cumin and asafetida
Make any of the above combinations.
Skip onion, roast 1-tsp cumin (zeera) seeds and 1/8-tsp asafetida (hing) in hot oil for few seconds before adding spices.
Skip tomato.