Thursday, 10 May 2012

Ajwaini Aloo Gobi - Potatoes and Cauliflower cooked with spices

Ajwaini Aloo Gobi was a new experiment that I did the other day. I roasted the vegetables tossed with the spices in the oven. It is now my favoutire Aloo Gobi side dish.

I made this for a party. So the serving size is for 6-8 ppl. Adjust accordingly.

Aloo 1kg of baby potatoes
Gobi/Cauliflower 1 big one.

For the paste
Ginger 1 big piece
Garlic 6 pods
Green Chilli 1
Pepper 1 tsp
Ajwain 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
Star Anise 4
Clove 2
Cinnamon 1 inch piece
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
3 tbsp oil

Method of Preparation

1. Cut the potatoes into rounds. I cut smaller ones by 2 and slightly bigger ones by 3.

2. Separate the florets of the cauliflower.

3. Grind all the ingredients under 'for paste' into a fine paste. Do not add any water.

4. Toss the vegetables with the paste.

5. Line a baking tray with foil. Layer the vegetables. Drizzle some oil on the top.

6. Preheat oven to 200 C and then roast for about 30 minutes tossing every 10 minutes.

It will be good if you can cook them separately. I did not have enough time. So cooked together. Cauliflower cooked quickly. So I did not get that roasted look.

Linking this to I love Baking - Radhika's Event

Linking this to EP - Hearbs and Spices - Ginger and Pepper Event by Julie, Guest Hosted by Prabha


  1. looks very delicious and flavourful..ajwain surely gives this dish a nice twist.

  2. aloo gobi looks awesome . love it

  3. Replies
    1. Hey, thanks for the suggestion. i totally missed it. will link all the recipes soon

  4. A very flavorful and delicious curry. Like the fact that it is baked

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  5. Love the addition of ajwain seeds,yummy aloo gobi.

  6. Yummy..bowl!!Perfect with roits!!Thanks a lot for linking to ht e Event :)

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  7. looks yummy and inviting.. happy to follow u dear:)
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