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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Aloo Gobi Potatoes & Cauliflower + Spices

I've never made Aloo Gobi before, though we've eaten it several times at Electric Lotus. I found the recipe in La Dolce Vegan! and thought it was easy & fun to prepare. As Art said, "Yours isn't as saucy as Electric Lotus'!" and I'm pretty sure he was talking about the food. He was right, and we both missed the sauce. But this was also good, so we decided we'll make it again with other Indian dishes -- or at least something other than a French baguette!

Do you have any Indian dish ideas? I just bought a couple Tasty Bites - Bengal Lentils & Bombay Potatoes, both of which are vegan, delicious, quick, & saucy!

It's really all about the spices! (aren't these 2 packets of organic Turmeric & Garam Masala cute?) Here's the recipe spice list:
Fresh Ginger
Hot Pepper (I used Pasilla)
Fresh Garlic
Garam Masala
Sea Salt
Fresh Cilantro


Blogger funwithyourfood said...

hmm I've never had Aloo Gobi. Not sure what it is to be honest. What's in it? I like Indian food so I'm suprised I don't know what it is. Let me know : )


1:59 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

hi teddy: it's mainly potatoes & cauliflower. i found this recipe for it, which is different from La Dolce Vegan's:

2:25 PM  
Blogger jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I don't have any suggestions but I'm curious to read what people have to say - I *really* want to start making Indian dishes at home and have never done so before. I've been eyeing the channa masalsa recipe that's all the rage on the veg blogs lately~

2:27 PM  
Blogger KleoPatra said...

Anything with "Aloo" in the title gets my vote. Indian food is some of my fave, Vicki! And it *is* all about the spices. I have yet to be successful cooking Indian dishes from scratch... but that's true for a lot of my cooking!!

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love indian food, but I'm never satisfied when I make it myself. Your's looks wonderful.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Sweet Pea said...

I tried vegetarian koftas for the first time a few weeks back and fell in love. I found what looks to be a good recipe on the BBC's version of the food network and plan on making them soon.
They're balls made out of different types of veggies (sometimes cabbage, zucchini, whatever) and then tomato sauce is poured over them. They're so yummy.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Dori said...

Hi! I haven't had time to do alot of blog reading this past couple of weeks, maybe because I'd be wanting to run to the kitchen and make something (no, must resist and pass the classes).

You have been cooking up some great food!

7:44 PM  
Blogger funwithyourfood said...

Thanks for the link!
I have potatoes already. woohoo. That's have way there : )


11:16 PM  
Blogger Luna said...

Hi Vicki!this dish looks tasty, but I don't have an idea about what it is exactly!I went once to an indian restaurant in a nearby town, but it was a mix with a chinese restaurant...actually it was a chinese rest. before they changed its name from "Shangai" to "Sandokan"...maybe they changed only the name and not the food!!;-)
By the way, did you read my comment on your past post (Dijon Mustard Brussels Sprouts)?I was wondering if you could give me the recipe for guacamole sauce...thank you and have a nice day!

12:18 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

hi luna: your chinese/indian restaurant story is funny! :o) congrats on having some of your finals behind you & best of luck on the rest. chi ben comincia è a metà dell'opera!

guacamole is one of those dishes where you start with some ingredients and taste & tweek until it's the way you like it. i begin with cubed avocado, finely chopped onion, chopped tomato, pressed garlic, cilantro, lime juice, salt & pepper & sometimes hot sauce. avocados are delicious on their own, so this is a "forgiving" dish & it wouldn't matter if you didn't have an ingredient, or if you substituted lemon juice, or chopped hot pepper. the trick is having some chips on hand to keep sampling until it's just the way you like it! i hope this helps, luna, & let me know how it turns out! :o)

6:21 AM  
Blogger Luna said...

O_O what time do you get up??6 am??

thank you so much for the recipe, and for the visit too.i'll let you know how the guacamole "turns out"! :-)

7:22 AM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

i love love LOVE indian food. i've been cooking a lot too. do you like la dolce vegan? i loved their first book, wasn't crzy about the 2nd so i'm wondering about the 3rd. i just got Vegan with a vengeance and so far the 3 things i've made were pretty dang good.

mmm...guacamole....i could eat chips, salsa and guacamole morning noon and night.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Harmonia said...

I've never had that either...

those packets ARE cute!!!

You are my first blog visit of the day!

My MwM are up now! Great post, btw!

11:13 AM  
Blogger Carrie™ said...

I'm really starting to get into Indian food. I tend not to cook "authentic" at home, but in the end, things taste pretty good. Aloo Gobi is one of my favorites. So is Channa Masala. Sometimes I'll just make a curried chickpea dish that's quick and easy. There's a pretty tasty one in Cooking With Peta.
Patak's company has a big line of ready made sauces, curries, pickles, veggie dishes and even papadums. I like those if I'm looking for something quick.
Also in La Dolce Vegan is Cousin Natasha's Everything But The Kitchen Sink Curry. We really like that recipe. It's a great thing to make if you have bits of vegetables hanging around in the fridge.
P.S. I also noticed that you used your new dishes. Very nice!

4:10 AM  
Blogger Sweet Pea said...

I've never used Patak's line of sauces but I have friends who just think they're great. Apparently the President's Choice line is very good as well for those living in Canada or for those in the U.S. who get this line.

10:16 AM  

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