Aloo Gobi just means Potatoes and Cauliflower. Simple. Delicious. Healthy. Aloo Gobi is meant to be a vegetarian dish, but Im not a vegetarian and I like meat. I also like Mushrooms and Sweet Potatoes. So my version isn’t like the Aloo Gobi you would get in an Indian restaurant, but it tastes pretty damn good and actually, I like it a lot better.
I am a big Indian food fan. I could probably eat it every day and not get sick of it if I had to. I love Butter Chicken and the Curried Chickpeas the best I think. Oh, except for the Fish Pakoras. My girlfriend Sonia’s cousin got married and I went to the reception with her. They had Fish Pakoras going around as an Appy that had been cooked in a bbq of some sort. They were the best I had and have had since. My mouth is watering just thinking about them lol.
Anyways, back to reality… This dish might seem to be difficult and you might not have some of the spices on hand, but you can find Garam Masala at any grocery store now, and it really is easy to make. Asafoetida or Hing is a bit harder to find, but if you have an Indian grocery store they should have it. Asafoetida is funny cuz it smells like ass! (get it?) But then when its cooked in the food it makes it taste delicious.
I cant even tell you how good your house will smell as you make this. Even my puppy Vegas thought it smelled pretty good 🙂 Give it a try!
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Sweet Potato Aloo Gobi with Ground Beef
- 500 g Lean Ground Beef (you could use any type of ground meat for this)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 head Cauliflower chopped into florets
- 2 Sweet Potatoes peeled and cubed
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1/2 Onion chopped
- 10 Mushrooms sliced (or more, you can add however much you like)
- 1 can or 1 cup Peas
- 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
- 1/2 tsp Tumeric
- 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
- 1 big pinch Asafoetida/Hing
- 1/2 cup - 1 cup Water (you might need more than this)
- For the Paste:
- 4 cloves Garlic
- 1 inch Ginger
- 1 large Tomato
- Heat up a skillet and start browning the Ground Beef. Season the meat with the Salt, Onion Powder, and Garlic Powder. Cook till all the meat is browned.
- In a separate large skillet, heat up the Coconut Oil. Throw in the chopped Onion and Cumin Seeds and Mushrooms. Cook till the Onions are translucent and Mushrooms are browned.
- Add the Tumeric, Red Chilli Powder, and Garam Masala and stir. Cook for a min or two.
- Use a mortar and pestle and make a paste with the Garlic, Ginger and Tomato. You can also use a blender for this. Cook until the paste starts to dry out.
- Add the Sweet Potato and some water, about 1/2 cup. Stir and cover for about 5 min.
- Add the Cauliflower, a bit more water and cover again. Cook until the Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes are fork tender.
- Add the Peas and the Ground Beef and a little water depending on how you like it. If you want some gravy, add more water, for less gravy, add less water. You get the picture...
- Season with Salt and Pepper to taste and eat!
I ate this all on its own, but you could eat it with Roti or Naan if you think you need more carbs in your life. I definitely don't!