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Aloo Gobhi Palda | Himachal flavors

Aloo gobhi palda directly coming from Chamba region of Himachal Pradesh is one of the easiest and traditional recipes.Aloo gobhi palda is made with yogurt and rice paste gravy, the vegetable is made with mustard oil all the dry spices to give it authentic taste it is a very simple yet delicious cuisine hailing from Himachal land of beauty.
 It has very mild flavor, it can be made both dry and gravy.The dish can be enjoyed with chapati and rice.


1 medium-sized cauliflower

2 big size potato

Mustard oil

1-2 bay leaf

3-4 Clove

3-4 Black peppercorn

4-5 Green cardamom

1" Cinnamon stick

1tsp.Cumin seed

1/2 tsp. asafetida

1tsp.Turmeric powder

2tsp.Red chili powder Kashmiri

1tsp.Coriander powder

1tsp.Garam masala (optional)

1tbsp.Rice paste with cardamom

1cup yogurt beaten

2-3 slit green chili

1 Medium-sized onion diced

1tbsp.Ginger Garlic paste (optional )

1tsp. Kastoori meethi


Method :

Wash and cut  all the veggies nicely

Shallow fry cauliflower if you don't' want the raw smell or else you can use directly

In a pan add mustard oil when it heats add all the dry spices bay leaf, cloves.cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon stick, cumin seed and asafetida let it cook for few seconds.

Add sliced onions to it let it cook until it turns brown now turmeric powder, red chili, coriander powder mix it well sprinkle some water so that spices get cooked nicely add potato to it mix it well let it cook for 5 min.

Cauliflower goes into the pan mix well add salt and water so that veggies get cook nicely cover it with lid

Keep checking in between whether potatoes are cooked

Potatoes are cooked add rice paste to it mix it well, add beaten yogurt and stir continuously so that gravy doesn't curdle when it starts cooking add garam masala (optional) and kastoori methi let it cook for few more seconds.

Himachali aloo gobhi palda is ready, garnish it with some coriander leaves and enjoy hot with chapati or any other Indian bread or rice

Note :

Wash cauliflower nicely dip it in hot water for 5min. and then in cold water

Rice paste: Add some water in two tbsp.rice for 10-15 rice soak water grind it with cardamom

Beat yogurt nicely, while mixing stir continuously to avoid curdle