Cooking: How to make Aloo
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Aloo Gobi (or Gobhi) is a South Asian dish
popular in both India and Pakistan. Aloo means potato and Gobi (also spelled
Gobhi) means cauliflower. This dish has a prominent role in the movie Bend It
Like Beckham. However, the recipe given differs from the following one and
the one in the external link below, demonstrating the variety of ways the dish
can be prepared. Also, sometimes aloo gobi is made without the tomato
750 g tomatoes, diced or puréed
1 big cauliflower cut into chunks
4-5 potatoes, peeled, cut into cubes
4-5 tablespoons of ghee or cooking oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon curcuma (turmeric)
2 tablespoon ground coriander
1-2 tablespoon ground chilli
2-4 tablespoon garam masala
1 sprig of mint
Heat the ghee/oil in frying pan, wok or karahi (an Indian utensil specially used
for frying purposes)
Add jeera (cumin seeds) and wait until they turn a light brown color.
Add the spices (except for garam masala) and the tomatoes.
When the mixture turns oily, add the vegetables.
Roast the cauliflower and the potatoes until they turn soft. Stir occasionally.
Add the garam masala, mint and lemon juice.