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If I had to choose what type of cuisine would be my favorite I would have to say hands down Indian cuisine.  I absolutely love Indian cuisine for many reasons.  One reason is because there is no other type of cuisine on earth that can compare in any way shape or form.  The flavors are so complex but yet at the same time they only make sense together.  The spices are perfumy and aromatic, which sounds weird but tastes fantastic.  

Another thing I love about Indian cuisine is that I can eat a vegeatarian or even a vegan meal that is not processed and feel satisfied.  I used to be afraid of cooking Indian food because I never thought I could make it taste the same.  Even though I frequented many many Indian markets over the years I did not think I could get the right spices I needed here in the US and all the names of the products they had on the shelves I could not understand so I would just get overwhelmed.  

A few months ago when I was pregnant with my son I was on a strict diet so I decided to try to experiement with some of my favorite Indian dishes.  I found that if using the right spices and some simple ingredients cooking Indian food is not that hard at all.  In fact, I was extremely surprised on how easy it is to make some of these dishes.  One of my favorite Indian dishes is Gobi Aloo.  Gobi Aloo is the dish that has Potatoes, Peas, and Cauliflower in it.  I of course tweaked it a bit but either way it turned out AMAZING!

 

I started by sautéing some chopped Onions in a heavy skillet with Organic Coconut Oil and Ghee (clarified butter) until almost translucent… 

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Then I added some chopped Golden Sweet Potatoes instead of regular Potatoes for a little sweetness and depth…

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After a few minutes I added chopped Carrots and Cauliflower with Cumin, Curry, Turmeric, Tandoori Masala, Garam Masala, Chili Powder, Hot Chili Flakes, Salt, and Black Pepper.  Next I added some Coconut Milk and let it simmer for a little while…

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Once the Vegetables were almost done cooking and the Coconut Milk had thickened some I added some frozen Peas and let it simmer another 5 minutes or so until the Peas were done.  Then I served it over some Brown Basmati Rice…

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This meal is extremely easy to prepare and healthy, minus the Ghee.  The Ghee can be removed to make it Vegan.  The Coconut Milk gives it a nice creamy texture and the Golden Sweet Potatoes add slight sweetness that makes it very unique.  

I hope you enjoy!  

 

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Creamy Gobi Aloo
2015-02-15 20:45:42
A creamy delicious version of the Indian classic
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Ingredients
  1. Coconut Oil
  2. Ghee (clarified butter)
  3. Coconut Milk
  4. Carrots
  5. Onion
  6. Cauliflower
  7. Golden Sweet Potatoes (or your preference)
  8. Frozen Peas
  9. Cumin
  10. Curry
  11. Turmeric
  12. Tandoori Masala
  13. Garam Masala
  14. Chili Powder
  15. Hot Chili Flakes
  16. Salt
  17. Black Pepper
By Jennifer
Tasteful Eats http://tastefuleats.com/
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