ALOO GOBHI | OVEN-MADE, MEDITERRANEAN STYLE

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Aloo gobhi is a go to recipe for many Indian families considering it is simple to make and no head-scratcher. Just when you do not know what your dinner menu will be, this evergreen-cauliflower potato recipe comes to your rescue.

Aloo Gobhi

Nachiket and I did some major restaurant hopping over the past couple of days. Tied down at home due to his work, experimenting with cuisines, a shopping spree, and movies came to our rescue making the long weekend pretty entertaining.

Cauliflower recipe

One of the restaurants we’d been to was a Mediterranean restaurant. My God! The food was delectable! So, they had a buffet with a huge spread of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Among the various Veg. sides and dips(tahini, hummus and what not), they had some garlic potato wedges kind and also another side of roasted cauliflower.  When they got all mixed up in my plate (the buffet was so good, I became one of those who fill their plates like they have not eaten in ages :P) is when I was reminded of the popular Indian Aloo gobhi.

Oven roasted cauliflower

So, today being the dreadful Monday after the long weekend, I was almost out of ideas about what to cook when I spotted the cauliflower sitting in the fridge. It took me quite a few minutes of staring at what seemed like the only source of light in my life (the fridge light! Yes! That’s how intense my Monday blues are!) for me to realize I can use the cauliflower to cook! :D

Tandoori cauliflower

After that, things got done pretty quickly. Not because I snapped out of my zombie-like state but because this recipe is so effortlessly easy and takes literally about 3-5 minutes of your effort depending on how fast you can cut the potato and cauliflower. After that, all you have to do is just toss them in the oil and spices and let the oven do all the work for you.

Persian Cauliflower

I have gone Mediterranean on the traditional Indian Aloo gobhi (because I was bored with the same flavors every time and this recipe kicks some serious rear end :D) But, please head over to the “My take” section for the Indian flavors.

Aloo gobhi

Here is the recipe for oven-made

Aloo Gobhi

ALOO GOBHI | OVEN-MADE, MEDITERRANEAN STYLE

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 2-3

ALOO GOBHI | OVEN-MADE, MEDITERRANEAN STYLE

Ingredients

  • 1 small cauliflower
  • 1 medium sized potato
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • Salt to season (little required)
  • 1 tbsp paprika/red chili powder (optional)
  • 2 tbsp oil

Directions

  1. Slice up the potato and break open the cauliflower head into medium sized florets.
  2. Toss them up with the oil, spices and salt.
  3. Transfer them onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake them in a preheated oven at 400°F(200°) for about 25 (Give or take 10 min depending on oven, cooking conditions etc) min until the potatoes and cauliflower crisps up.
  5. Transfer it to a serving bowl. Garnish with chopped cilantro and a dash of lime.

My Take:

You could add grated Parmesan onto the veggies about 10 min before they are done.

If you prefer the traditional Indian flavors, skip the garlic and onion powder; replace with cumin powder, coriander powder and turmeric.

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Prash

http://yummilyyours.com/aloo-gobhi-oven-made/

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4 Comments

  1. Very much simply delicious…

  2. simple recipe..looks super yummy!!!!

  3. I really like baked cauliflowers and it’s a great idea to combine with potato too. The recipe looks so simple and delicious, will definitely try it soon!

    • You must try it with cumin/turmeric like in the “My Take” section Maggie! It will be the easiest Indian food you’ll make I promise! :)

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