The best aloo gobi

Aloo Gobi

Serves 4

  • 1 small head cauliflower, or ½ a big one, cut into large florets

  • 1 splash vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds

  • 1 large pinch asafoetida

  • 12 curry leaves, pulled off their stalk

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

  • 1 big handful frozen peas

  • 3 coloured chillies, seeded and chopped

  • 1 small bunch fresh coriander

  • coconut shavings

Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and add your cauliflower. Bring back to the boil for 1 minute, then remove the florets with a slotted spoon and leave in a colander. Keep the cauliflower water to one side.



Heat a wide pan big enough to hold all the ingredients at once. Add a good splash of vegetable oil and when it's hot, add the mustard seeds, the asafoetida, the curry leaves and turmeric. Fry for a few seconds then add the diced potatoes, just enough of the cauliflower water to cover them and some salt. Cover with a lid and simmer gently until the potatoes are just cooked. Add the peas, chillies and cauliflower florets, stir and replace the lid. Cook over a gentle heat until everything is cooked and soft, and the liquid has reduced. Taste and season well with salt and pepper, sprinkle with loads of chopped coriander and some coconut shavings and serve.

Nutritional Information

The best aloo gobi

Spicy Indian-style potato and cauliflower

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Serves 4
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Method

Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and add your cauliflower. Bring back to the boil for 1 minute, then remove the florets with a slotted spoon and leave in a colander. Keep the cauliflower water to one side.

Heat a wide pan big enough to hold all the ingredients at once. Add a good splash of vegetable oil and when it's hot, add the mustard seeds, the asafoetida, the curry leaves and turmeric. Fry for a few seconds then add the diced potatoes, just enough of the cauliflower water to cover them and some salt. Cover with a lid and simmer gently until the potatoes are just cooked. Add the peas, chillies and cauliflower florets, stir and replace the lid. Cook over a gentle heat until everything is cooked and soft, and the liquid has reduced. Taste and season well with salt and pepper, sprinkle with loads of chopped coriander and some coconut shavings and serve.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 226
    11%
  • Carbs 27.1g
    10%
  • Sugar 3.6g 4%
  • Fat 8.7g 12%
  • Saturates 2.8g 14%
  • Protein 7.1g 16%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • 1 small head cauliflower, or ½ a big one, cut into large florets

  • 1 splash vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds

  • 1 large pinch asafoetida

  • 12 curry leaves, pulled off their stalk

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

  • 1 big handful frozen peas

  • 3 coloured chillies, seeded and chopped

  • 1 small bunch fresh coriander

  • coconut shavings