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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Handi Aloo Gobi Curry


Back in India, We all use handi for our regular home cooking. Handi is famous for the slow cooking, for biryani, pulav, and curries. Handi is round, deep vessel in opening and is narrow than the base. In India, clay handis have been in use for centuries. You can find non-stick handis these days in market. If you don't have handi, one can use Dutch oven as well. If you are using Dutch oven, you can bake the subzi. Dutch oven locks moisture, aroma, and flavor inside the same as handi does.

In this dish, I marinated vegetables with yogurt, grated tomato, and other spices to give more flavor and taste to aloo gobi. This curry is very thick. Most people I know like gobi which is not mushy and has a little bite. This Handi Gobi didn't lost crunch and was perfectly cooked even after it was marinated for 3-4 hours in yogurt.

Ingredients:-


  • 1 lb Gobi, cut the florets in to bite size pieces
  • 3 Potato, cut in to the about 1 inch pieces
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, cut into the bite size pieces
  • 1 Tomato, grated
  • 1 Onion, grated
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas
  • Cilantro, chopped

-- For Marinade

  • 1-1/2 cup Yogurt, thick
  • 1 Tomato, grated (Use with juice)
  • 6-7 Garlic Cloves, grated
  • 2 tsp Ginger, grated
  • 2 Thai Green Chili, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Asafetida
  • Salt to taste

-- For Tadka

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2-3 Red Chili, whole
  • 5-6 Curry Leaves

Method:-

1. In a large bowl, pour yogurt and beat. Add all the marinade ingredients in the yogurt and mix well.

2. Add cut cauliflower, potato, and bell pepper in the yogurt. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and keep marinade in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.

3. Heat oil and ghee in the handi. Add cumin seeds.

4. When they start to brown, add curry leaves, red chili, and onion. Also, add grated tomato with juice. Sauté for 2-3 minutes on high heat.

5. Add marinated gobi, potato, red bell pepper, and green peas with marinade.

6. Add 1/2 cup water and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning.

7. Cover handi with lid and turn down the heat on medium low.

8. Cook for 40-45 minutes.

9. Sprinkle chopped cilantro and serve hot with roti or rice.

Enjoy...



This is my entry to Curry Mela hosted by Srivalli

I am also sending Champakali



for this lovely event.

Enjoy...

29 comments:

Priti said...

Sabji looking very gud.... in btw Happy Friendship Day

Sonu said...

Happy Friendship Day...!!!
Sonu:)

Madhavi said...

Thanxx Priti, happy friendship day to u too :))

Thanxx Sonu, happy friendship day to u too :))

Cham said...

The gobi curry looks crunchy :) Love the yogurt marinate! Wishing u a happy Friendship Day Madhavi:)

Shreya said...

Love the Handi Aloo Gobi, great recipe.

Sireesha said...

Happy Friendship Day Madhavi:))

Sabji looks delicious....

Trupti said...

Curry and maggie fritters looks very delicious Madhavi

Happy Firendship Day !!

On this nice day I would like to invite you to join new Indian Blog Aggregator enewss.So join me enewss to spread our love of food.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi....
Aloo gobi looks good. Loved the subji too. The pictures r so tempting. YUM! YUM!.

Laavanya said...

That curry looks fabulous and marinating it must give it a tremendous flavor. Bookmarked to try.

Suma Rajesh said...

sabji looks delicious... Happy friendship day..

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

curry looks sooo heavenly .. i havent tried this version ... shall try it sometime .. thanks for sharing

Purva Desai said...

Champakali looks awesome.....
will try this for sure :)
and pic is tempting too...

Purva Desai said...

and gobi is delicious too...

delhibelle said...

Handi aloo gobhi looks and sounds so good, Mads!

homecooked said...

Hmmm....yummy! Looks delicious.Will do the magic lamp thing soon :) Thanks for passing it on.

A_and_N said...

Sounds and looks just like the handi vegetables served in restaurants!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Really a yum dish Madhavi..I still am so mesmerised by your Champakali..It was mindblowing!!

Divya Vikram said...

Looks too yummy Madhavi..

Jeena said...

Both look amazing to me yummy. :-)

SriLekha said...

wow.. its delicious

Purva Desai said...

Hey Check out the blog for fun filled ''Festive Food event''

easycrafts said...

Madhavi, u r one amazing cook, not able to get my eyes off the the color of the dish, dreaming of its taste

Swati Raman Garg said...

hello hello ..... champakali to mast famous hai na ;) marination wala idea mast hai haaan... will pukka try...

Uma said...

Lovely curry Madhavi!

Vani said...

That looks delicious, Madhavi!

SriLekha said...

event going in my blog too! do participate in it!

Pearlsofeast said...

Oh my god ur gobi curry looks so tempting and the name too.Bookmarked Madhavi

Sukanya said...

The handi gobi aloo looks yum....You have an ward waiting for you in my craft blog.

Srivalli said...

Madhavi, Thanks for the lovely entries..