Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Patta Gobhi Aloo | Cabbage Potato Stir Fry

Though we love cabbage around here and I always keep one handy, I was quite surprised to find an extra one in the refrigerator this week. Looks like it was hiding in the crisper and I had forgotten all about it!! I can't say I was disappointed to find it, as I had just decided to make a big batch of my favourite Cabbage Parathas to freeze!! The bonus cabbage went towards a childhood favourite - one that I almost never make at home now. And for a very good reason too.

Patta Gobhi Aloo is not easy to prepare. The cabbage can get soggy and completely wilt away in the pan. But after I ate this at my brother's a few weeks ago, I was inspired to try it again. It is a typical North Indian preparation and he made it exactly as my Mum does. In fact it was so tasty that I was hooked. 

3 cups cabbage, shredded
2 medium potato, cubed (small)
1/2 tsp zeera (cumin seeds)
1/2 tsp haldi (turmeric powder)
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp lal mirch (red chili powder)
1/4 tsp amchur (raw mango powder)
2 tbsp canola oil

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin.
  2. Reduce heat to a medium high. Add the turmeric and potatoes. 
  3. Stir till the potatoes are well coated with the oil mix.
  4. Now cover for 2 minutes, then uncover stir and add the cabbage.
  5. Stir the vegetable so that the cabbage too is coated with the oil mix.
  6. Reduce the heat to a medium low. cover and cook the vegetable.
  7. Stir occasionally for about 10 minutes.
  8. Remove cover, add the red chili powder, raw mango powder, and salt to season.
  9. Stir once and then cook for another five minutes uncovered.
  10. The potatoes should be just done and the cabbage cooked but not soggy at this stage.
  11. Turn out on to a serving dish and serve with rice and a dal of choice.
  12. Alternatively, try with a chappati or paratha (Indian Flatbreads).
Once it was ready, I was so glad I tried this recipe again. It came out perfect. The flavours are light and wonderful and I just love this cabbage and potato combination!!

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  1. I love this. Such an easy and delish curry :)

  2. This is made often at moms home... and my husband makes a good version too!

  3. I love this combo, just love to have with some rotis,yumm!

  4. Simple and filling side dish!!!

  5. Hmmm this seems to be a great recipe and for sure delicious. I think it is easy so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.

  6. Looks delicious...perfect with rice:)

  7. You are right about 'not easy' part. This recipe looks easy but the technique is difficult. Mine usually turns out soggy so, i hardly even try !


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