Aloo Gobi Curry - For Party

 Aloo gobi is one of the most popular combo in north indian kitchen and every house hold has there own favorite recipe. This recipe is inspired by vah chef at vah reh . I tried this because this recipe  reminded me of friend and  childhood picnics and must say it really perfect for party.

Cauliflower - 200 gms , cut into florets , about 2 cups
Aloo - 100 gms ,cut into cubes ,one medium sized
Onion - 1/4 cup , chopped fine
Fresh Tomato - 1/2 cup  chopped fine
Asafoetida powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - heaping tsp
Kosher sea salt - to taste
Tumeric powder -  1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder -   1 tsp
Coriander powder -  1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp  (Cumin Coriander based not fennel based)
Kasuri Methi powder - 1/2 tsp

Oil for deep frying

Deep fry potatoes and cauliflower and keep aside.

Heat oil and add asafoetida and onion.
Cook till onion turns light golden.
Add turmeric , coriander , chili and cumin powder.
Cook for 30 sec and add the tomato.
Cook till tomato is well mashed  and oil starts to separate.
Add the fried vegetables ,kasuri methi and garam masala .
Add 1/4  cup hot water and mix everything well .
Simmer everything  for 2 minutes .
Garnish with coriander leaves and you are ready to serve.

Drumstick leaves thoran

Drumstick leaves is very nutritious and tasty. It has more calcium than milk and is good source of other nutrients .It is versatile and can be cooked with dal , cooked in coconut gravy or sauteed with coconut.

Drumstick leaves -  2 cups
Coconut - 1/4 cup , grated
Moong Dal - 1/4 cup , soaked for an hour
Shallots - 2 , chopped small
Green Chilli - 5 
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp

  1. Coarsely grind  coconut,cumin,green chilli,turmeric and salt.
  2. Heat oil and add mustard and let it pop up.
  3. Add onion and saute till golden and the coconut mixture .
  4. Mix well for few seconds and add soaked dal.
  5. Sprinkle two tbsp water , cover and cook on low heat.
  6. When water is dry add the drumstick leaves and mix well.
  7. Cover and cook till the drumstick leaves are tender.
  8. Uncover and cook for some more time if there is excess water.
  9. And then serve with rice and sambar.