A Mediterranean twist to our favorite potatoes and cauliflower
Preparation time:20 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Serves:4 Recipe Ingredients for Gobi Sauce 2 Tbsps Oil 1 Tsp Chopped Garlic 1 Cup sliced Onions 400 Gms Chopped Cauliflower 1 Cup Vegetable Stock ½ Cup Milk 2 Star Anise Salt to taste Pepper to taste For the Aloo Cake 2 Potatoes sliced ½ Deseded, Roasted and Peeled each red, yellow and green Capsicum 3 Tbsps Cheese 3 Tbsps Cream with Salt and Pepper Hot Water Salt
Ingredients for the Chilli Jam 1 sliced each red yellow and green capsicum 1 cup apple vinegar/ regular vinegar ¼ cup honey Salt Parsely/coriander to garnish
Method to make Gobi Sauce Heat the oil in a pan. Add garlic and onion. Fry till onion is soft. Add cauliflower and stock and cook till stock reduces. Add milk, star anise, salt and pepper and cook for 2 mins. When cauliflower is soft put the mixture in a mixi and grind till a smooth paste is formed. Keep aside. Method to make Aloo Cake Cook Potato slices in boiling water and salt till soft. Take a greased mould and layer the potato slices with the red yellow and green capsicum adding cheese and cream in between the alters. Top with some more cheese and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 15 to 20 mins. To make Chilli Jam Cook the capsicum with vinegar and honey till it gets a jam like consistency. Serve aalu cake with gobhi sauce and garnish with chilli jam and parsely/coriander leaves.
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