Indian Potato and Cauliflower Curry with Tomato Onion Salad

by Joanne on November 16, 2011

Do You or Don’t You Donut?

In reading Modern Baking this past week, keeping up with trends, it was a complete and total surprise to learn that donut sales have INCREASED.


Nationally, the average is about 5% more than last year. Yeast donuts had the greatest increase and filled donuts actually declined. Just goes to show, we still need our sweet fix and no health report nor warnings will deter us. AMEN!

The conversation over the donut trend was very intense in our house…



Since I feel a cavity coming on, I’ll counter attack with a healthy Indian recipe provided by my Gather friend, Donna C.

Aloo Gobi or Indian Potato and Cauliflower Curry.


Serves 4

  • 1 lb potatoes, peel and cut into 1” pieces
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 green chili, chop fine
  • 1 head cauliflower or mix ½ a head with ½ lb broccoli – cut into florets
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt
  • fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish

Par boil the potatoes for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Heat oil in large pan over medium heat and sauté cumin seeds for 2 minutes or until they make some noise. Add chili and cook another minute.

Add the cauliflower (broccoli) to the pan and sauté for 5 minutes.

Add potatoes, spices, salt and cook for another 10 minutes or until tender. Garnish with cilantro.


You’re not done yet! You really HAVE to make the following Tomato and Onion salad to eat along side your curry.



  • 2 limes-juiced
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • some cilantro sprigs
  • 2 small onions, chopped fine
  • 4 firm tomatoes, chopped small
  • ½ a cucumber, seed and chop
  • 1 green chili, dice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • some mint sprigs for garnish.

Mix the juice from the limes with the sugar, salt and pepper. Allow sugar and salt to dissolve.

Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Chill and garnish with cilantro and mint.



This was such an enjoyable meal.  We served the Aloo Gobi and tomato salad along side a fresh piece of cod.  Perfect!

Do you have a favorite Indian dish?

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  • At 2011.11.16 07:45, Heather said:

    I don’t really eat donuts (only in special circumstances like NYC!), but my boys love them. I’ll pick each one of them up a donut for special occasions – maybe once a month? Nothing crazy.
    I don’t like curry. At all. In fact, it’s one of my least favorite foods. So we don’t have Indian food ever.

    • At 2011.11.16 09:01, Ali @ Peaches and Football said:

      I love doghnuts but probably should never eat another one in my lifetime. Too much waistline damage!

      I’ve never tried curry before. I went with some co-workers to an Indian buffet several years ago and nothing smelled good. Plus everything looked like chunky unidentified globs of this or that. I ate salad and drank water and tried nothing. I am not adventurous. 🙁

      • At 2011.11.16 10:07, Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said:

        Confession time.
        I do not think I’ve ever had Indian food. Well, actually, I think I went to a business dinner many years ago because I barely remember naan – that would be Indian, right?

        I should try this!
        Thanks for posting!

        • At 2011.11.16 12:24, Nancy Jean said:

          The photos of Ted and Shane are priceless – – their expressions are terrific in both shots. Again I’m reminded what a gorgeous GSD your boy is … thanks for sharing.

          Could never see the point in expending all those calories on a donut, but I guess I’m in the minority!

          Just used your Roasted Brussel Sprouts recipe last night for dinner and there wasn’t a trace of cabbage anywhere when washing up the dishes. EVEN on my plate. And I swore I didn’t like ’em. You are so my hero.

          • At 2011.11.17 08:20, Joanne said:

            I never cared too much for Brussels either until I started roasting them.

            • At 2011.11.17 07:04, Darlene McCarthy said:

              I LOVE Indian food and it is so healthy! Since it does contain so many ingredients AND different spices, I do not cook it at home often. This leads me to my question: Which is the best Indian restaurant in the Utica area? I want to take my daughter next week when she’s home from college. We both LOVE Indian food! Chicken Tiki Masala and Lamb Korma (?) I think, are my favorites but I’m willing to try many more dishes!
              I promise to make this potato curry soon.

              • At 2011.11.17 08:22, Joanne said:

                I’m reallynot sure of any Indian restaurants in Utica. Ted and I went to a place on French Road a while ago (can’t remember the name), it was pretty good and I’m sure that was Indian.

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