Even though I love to cook and spend time in the kitchen, I hate the task of thinking about what to cook. To me there is nothing more irritating than deciding on the menu for lunch and dinner. There are times when I call up S at his office for help. But then, much to my irritation, the answer I always get is, "cook anything you want". As If he would eat anything I cook. Yesterday was one of those days where I was in a fix. I checked the refrigerator twice. There was this bunch of spinach and then there was this cauliflower. I decided to put these two together in the form of this sabzi. The curry was not a disappointment at all. The only comment from S was, "it would have tasted better if you would have added potato as well". Now coming from S, that's a compliment. So here goes the recipe
Palak aur gobi sabzi recipe:
Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Palak/ Spinach- 1 bunch, finely chopped
Cauliflower- 1 med, florets removed and blanched
Onion-1, finely chopped
Tomato- 2, finely chopped or pureed
Ginger- garlic paste- 1-1/2 - 2 tsp
Jeera/ Cumin- 1 tspn
Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
Green chilli-1 slit
Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder- 1/4 tsp
Turmeric- 1/4 tsp
Oil- 2 tbsp
Sugar- 1/2 tsp
Salt- to taste
- Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds.
- Once they turn brown, add the onion and fry till translucent.
- Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a min more.
- Add the chopped spinach, green chilli and salt and sauté till all the water is absorbed.
- Stir in the chopped/ pureed tomato and mix for some more time.
- Add the turmeric, sugar, coriander powder, red chilli powder and sauté for 2 more mins.
- Add the garam masala and the blanched cauliflower florets and mix till all the water is absorbed.
- Take off the heat and serve hot with rotis.