Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Aloo Gobi Potatoes & Cauliflower

Still on my quest for the greatest Indian food I tried out Sara Kramers take on it from La Dolce Vegan! I used her recipe for Aloo Gobi.

In her recipe she calls for a 1/2 cup of water or broth. I used water and I also ended up having to double the amount. The recipe had a definite spice from the hot pepper and the cayenne but it lacked the complex background flavors. If I were to make this recipe again I would not use water and hope the broth would boost the richness. I would also use less cayenne.

I also made La Dolce Vegan's Quick Vegetable Rice. Usually I use my rice maker to make rice but I followed the directions and did it on the stove in a saucepan. I think I would use broth in this instead of water also. It only calls for water in the directions but it needs that little bit of a boost in flavor. Other then that, it's a quick and easy rice recipe. I like the spices that are included.

All in all, nothing was amazing but it was good enough.


veganmomma said...

Yeah, I've found her take on Indian/Thai food to be just mediocre. Always kind of lacking in flavor. Edible, but not amazing. My brother has made some awesome Indian food, I think you have to go to Ker market to get all the supplies (have you been there?), then use some real Indian recipes. I think they (my bro and SIL) have a veg. Indian cookbook but I am not sure.

lao80 said...

I have Alternative Vegan, it's a vegan Indian cookbook. It's not just Indian but there is a lot. The guy who wrote it, Dino, is from around there. I just got it so I haven't tried anything yet.