Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Mum's Fulavar Bateta nu Rasawaru Saak - Rasadar Gobi-Aloo - Cauliflower and Potato Curry without Onion & Garlic

Fulavar Bateta nu Rasawaru Saak is a simple and saatvik (Pure without Onion & Garlic ) curry. A very easy to follow recipe yet delicious and soul satisfying dish which can be paired with roti, puri or paratha or even naan as there is a plenty of finger licking gravy to dip in.

The most auspicious month in Hindu calendar is Sharvan, starting today, and there will be spiritual and devotional activities taking place such as worship, prayers, meditation and fast. Each and every day of the month carries spiritual significance. People believe that by observing the fast during this holy month, one can blessed with the grace of Lord Shiva.

Although I do not observe any fast during the Shravan month, I have seen and heard from others that there are two ways in which fast can be observed. One, by eating fruits, nuts and permitted food such as Buckwheat, Tapioca, Amaranth and milk products in the day and eat one meal at night. Some people do not consume anything but survive only on water and in the evening eat saatvik meal (without onion and garlic.)

I grew up in a family where onion and garlic is consumed very less, my mum did not prefer to add onion and garlic in her cooking much, she never prepared Aloo Gobi which is loaded with spices, onion and garlic.  There wasn't any religious or health restrictions such as, but somehow she chose to ignore them. Whereas my cooking methods differ from her, I use garlic and onion in such a way like there is no tomorrow.

Well, no one is wrong here, I always love my mum's Rasadar Gobi-Aloo as much as my Aloo-Gobi. So whenever we feel like it or sometimes for a change I do prepare my mum's version. My mum made Gobi-Aloo with nice tomato based gravy, ( aka Tari or Rasadar ) She wouldn't use any exotic spices yet always this curry turned out so tasty and flavourful.

A perfect recipe that can be prepared in no time, a light and delicious curry that can be enjoyed
for lunch or dinner.

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Cauliflower and Potato Curry without Onion & Garlic
This curry is so easy to follow yet very tasty and soul satisfying .
  • 3 cup Fresh Cauliflower Florets clean and washed ( You can add it's green leaves too )
  • 1 1/2 cup Potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup Tomatoes finely chopped or pureed
  • 3-4 tbsp. Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Mustard seeds
  • Pinch of Hing
  • 1 tsp. Ginger and Green Chillies crushed
  • 1 tsp. Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp. Ground cumin and coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. Garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves
Heat oil in a kadai.
Add mustard seeds, once they crackle add hing.
Now add potatoes and cauliflower florets and saute for a while.
Add all the spices masala and salt and cook for couple of minutes.
Add tomatoes and cook another minute or so , then add water.Cover the kadai with the lid and let the curry cook.
In between keep check the curry for right consistency gravy and vegetables.
Once it's done , switch off the heat and garnish withe fresh coriander. 
Serve hot with roti, paratha, Puri or naan.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6 servings

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  1. Both my grandmothers never ate onion or garlic, so when they would visit us in the UK my mum would always prepare the food without either. At first I was a bit resistant and unsympathetic, as young children can be, but I got used to it and mum was always able to add flavour without those two classic ingredients! Your recipe looks delicious!

  2. I can't stand raw onions but I love garlic!! It's hard for me to imagine cooking without garlic!! Lol

  3. This is my kind of dish, and something we actually make quite often when money is tight.

  4. Look at the stunning colour of that dish! You know it's going to be full of aromatic flavours when you see something that beautiful :)

  5. Such a beautiful color! Definitely a great alternative without the onion and garlic. Definitely a delicious meal for cauliflower.

  6. Nice and simple curry. Goes well with rotis and pulavs.

  7. Love this simple but colourful curry. Aloo Gobi is one of my favourite curries.


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