Cauliflower Potato Curry with Poppy Seed Flavour | Aloo Gobi Subji

>>  Monday, May 16, 2011

We are into the second week of the Blogging Marathon, and I decided to make Curries or gravies for this week. Though in a typical Tamilian menu, curry is referred to a dry side dish, most other parts refer to the side dish that's served with Rice or Rotis. I have used it in a boarder term to include the gravy side dishes. These mostly get done within 30 mins and will be great help when pressed for time.

I started this Aloo Gobi Subji thinking to make it in a different way but ended up with a different flavour when I stopped with just Poppy seeds powder and served it with Rotis. We enjoyed the different taste coming out by adding just poppy powder and nothing else.

With the kids still on their vacation, this was a quick lunch for hubby dear and myself. 

Cauliflower Potato Curry with Poppy Seed Flavour | Aloo Gobi Subji

Ingredients Needed:

Cauliflower florets - 1 cup
Potatoes - 2 medium
Onions - 1 medium
Tomato puree - 2 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Red Chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Garam Masala - 2 pinches
Poppy seeds powder - 1 tsp

Method to prepare:

Chop cauliflower into small florets, soak in hot water for 5 mins. Make marks on the potatoes and microwave for 5 mins. Once done peel the skin off the potatoes.

Heat a pan with oil, sauté onions till brown. Add ginger garlic paste, sauté till it's cooked well. It takes about a minute.

Then add the drained cauliflower, salt and turmeric. Cover with lid and cook for 5 -7 mins. Since we only par boiled the cauliflower, simmer the pan with lid to ensure it gets cooked well.

Puree the tomatoes, add to the pan along with cooked potatoes, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala. Cover again and cook till the tomato turns to look well done and oil comes out on the sides.

Finally add about 3/4 cup of water. Bring to boil. Add poppy seed powder. Chopped coriander leaves and simmer for 2 mins.

Serve with chapatis.

Check out the Blogging Marathoners doing BM#5 along with me

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Vardhini May 16, 2011 at 6:16 AM  

Aloo gobi looks yummy. Have never used poppy seed powder before. I am sure it would have tasted extra good.


harini-jaya May 16, 2011 at 7:12 AM  

Aloo Gobi is always a go-to recipe for me but I don't remember having ever used poppy seeds in combination with cauliflower! shall try it next time!

Aarthi May 16, 2011 at 9:08 AM  

i love aloo and i love gobi..This is the dish that i want to prepare now...

Mélange May 16, 2011 at 9:48 AM  

Popy seeds give a definite change to that curry.I loved the richness.So,this week I am eager to see what all curries you are goin to come up with since we always need different ones .

kaveri May 16, 2011 at 10:51 AM  

Curry looks delicious Srivalli

Sunanda May 16, 2011 at 11:44 AM  

I make this very often.. your version looks very tempting.. gr8 combo with paratha..

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Priya May 16, 2011 at 11:49 AM  

Aloo gobi combo works wonder always, looks inviting,a prefect pair for rotis..

Mom Chef May 16, 2011 at 12:29 PM  

lovely combo of poppy seeds + cauliflower - must try sometime :)

Aarthi May 16, 2011 at 1:03 PM  

this looks so good

anzzcafe May 16, 2011 at 2:24 PM  

Aloo gobi looks perfect, tasty and delish ..!! Am just sad that being new in the blog world, i missed ur marathon series..!!:(
Count me in next time..!!

SravsCulinaryConcepts May 16, 2011 at 2:55 PM  

Curry looks so wonderful and perfect with rotis !! Loved the idea of poppy seeds !!

vaishali sabnani May 16, 2011 at 3:37 PM  

attractive aaloo gobhi...poppy seeds have a unque crunchiness while eating to use them!!

Subhashini May 16, 2011 at 6:24 PM  

yum yum

Suja May 16, 2011 at 6:35 PM  

Lovely and delicious,loved the addition of poppy seeds..

Nithya May 16, 2011 at 8:29 PM  

This small addition should definitely make a difference. Love the idea :)

divya May 16, 2011 at 9:13 PM  

Wow tempting and delicious,looks so inviting.

Usha May 16, 2011 at 9:42 PM  

I love aloo gobi combination but usually make a dry curry. Your curry goes well with rotis

Krithi's Kitchen May 16, 2011 at 11:19 PM  

Wow.. vibrant and so inviting!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal May 17, 2011 at 12:14 AM  

yum, looks wonderful and delicious :)

PJ May 17, 2011 at 6:57 AM  

Aloo Gobi Combo is always a hit and the addition of poppy seeds must have heightened the deliciousness. Must try...

Mehjabeen Arif May 17, 2011 at 5:57 PM  

Nice try with poppy seeds.. will try them soon..

veena krishnakumar May 17, 2011 at 9:32 PM  

aloo gobi always a lovely combo. addition of poppy makes it all the more tasty!!!!!

almostveg May 11, 2012 at 6:08 AM  

I have worked with poppy seed paste, but never with powder. Shall try this one. If you like poppy seeds try this recipe at

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