Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BANDGOBHI ALU SABJI: GUEST POST BY SUDHA RAO

BANDGOBHI ALU SABJI: GUEST POST BY SUDHA RAO

As you might know, from time to time I invite friends to contribute their favourite recipes to this blog by way of a guest post. Today's Guest Post is from Sudha Rao who has shared her recipe for a satvik dish made of cabbage, (bandgobhi in Hindi), and potatoes ( alu in Hindi)

This is a dry dish which goes well with rotis. Recipe and picture: Courtesy Sudha Rao.



Ingredients:

  • Cabbage, 1 lb or 450 grams
  • Cloves, 2
  • Cardamom, 1 or 2
  • Cinnamon, 3" long
  • Ghee or Vegetable Oil, 4 tbsp
  • Potatoes, medium-sized, peeled and cubed, 4
  • Ginger, freshly grated, 1 tbsp
  • Cayenne Pepper, 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric, 1 tsp
  • Tomatoes, medium-sized, cut into wedges, 4
  • Salt, 1 and 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • Sugar, 1/2 tsp
  • Water, 2/3 cup or 150 ml
Method:

Wash the cabbage, shred it and let it drain
Grind cloves, cardamom, cinnamon into a fine powder and set aside
Heat 3 tbsp ghee or vegetable oil in a saucepan over moderate heat
Put the cubed potatoes in the saucepan and stir fry them till they are lightly browned
Remove from pan and keep them aside
Put the remaining tbsp of ghee or oil in the same saucepan and stir fry grated ginger, cayenne pepper and turmeric
Fry for a few second more
Add shredded cabbage and fry for 3-4 minutes stirring regularly to mix it with the spices and prevent scorching
Add the tomatoes, fried potatoes, salt, sugar, and water
Cover the pan and simmer over low heat till all the vegetables are tender
Before serving, sprinkle the powder ground from cloves, cardamom and cinnamon and mix gently
Serve hot