Kripalu Recipe: Aloo Gobi

For a flavor-packed vegetarian curry, try Kripalu's take on this delicious and warm Indian staple.

3 tablespoons ghee (or substitute coconut oil) 
1 shallot, finely chopped 
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped  
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely chopped  
1 serrano chile, finely diced
2 teaspoons cumin seed
1 teaspoon brown mustard seed
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
½ teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 medium-sized tomato, small diced
2 cups large diced potato
1 head cauliflower
¾ cup water
1 teaspoon salt
Cilantro, for garnish

In a medium/large saute pan, saute shallot, garlic, ginger, and serrano pepper for about 3 to 4 minutes, add cumin seed and mustard seed and saute another 1 to 2 minutes.

Reduce heat and add remaining spices and diced tomato. Reduce tomato down to low heat for 3 to 4 minutes.

Add water and salt to pan and stir. Get any of the browned ingredients from bottom of pan.

Add potato and cauliflower, and toss to coat. Cover and bring to a simmer over low heat.  Cook until tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Uncover and reduce until all liquid is gone. You will want this fairly dry.  

Spoon into a serving dish and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Jeremy Rock Smith, Kripalu faculty and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, began his career in classical French cuisine.

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