Ginger-Infused Adraki Gobi
Ginger Magic: Discovering Adraki Gobi’s Zesty Secret
This favorite dish of mine features cauliflower with a twist – no onions or garlic, but lots of ginger, the hero of the dish. Welcome to the world of Adraki Gobi, a ginger cauliflower sensation.
Dive into Adraki Gobi
Think of Adraki Gobi as a quick yet flavorful, and delicious supper fix that simply bursts with flavor. Picture stirring ginger with tender cauliflower florets together, then serving hot with soft flatbread or fluffy naan or a bowl of steaming rice!
Cauliflower, or Gobi as it’s known in India, is a regular on our menu.
Why Adraki Gobi Wins Hearts?
Adraki Gobi is a warming and fragrant veggie side dish pulling together cauliflower, tomatoes, and green peas, with generous punches of ginger. Perfect for daily meals, it’s not just a rich and tasty side dish but also a promoter of healthy digestion, thanks to our star ingredient- ginger.
Imagine hot flatbread, or fluffy rice alongside a serving of Gobi Adraki, a match made in heaven that you must try at least once! Plus, ginger does double duty here: enhancing flavors and also boosting our immunity.
A Glance At The Ingredients
Cauliflower – Remember, don’t wash cauliflower before cutting it up. After chopping, let the florets bathe in some water and then pat dry and set aside.
Potato – Use any variety of potatoes. If you’re in the US, the Russet, Yukon, or red variety should be perfect.
Green Peas -These green pearls are versatile and partner well with most Indian recipes.
Tomato – These add a hint of tang, balancing other flavors magnificently.
Ginger – Ginger is the soul of this dish. So, bring on the ginger! Use fresh bulbs for this recipe.
Spices – Basic Indian spices, such as red chili and turmeric powder, are needed here.
Sweetener – A touch of sweetness is introduced using regular or brown sugar, according to your preference. Or a non-caloric sweetener such as Monk Fruit sugar. I usually use the latter these days.
Oil – Traditionally this dish used to be made with mustard oil. But feel free to use your favorite oil. I use Avocado oil now for most of my cooking.
Steps to Prepare Adraki Gobi
Step 1: Preheat the Kadai
Begin by preheating a Kadai or a wide, deep pan on medium heat and add in your choice of cooking oil.
Step 2: Sauté Ginger
Add ginger paste to the hot oil. Sauté this mixture for approximately a minute or until the raw smell of ginger dissipates.
Step 3: Introduce Tomatoes and Spices
Now, add the chopped tomatoes, along with salt, sweetener, turmeric, and chili powder. Stir this blend until the tomatoes start to break down and the oil separates
Step 4: Add Cauliflower and Potatoes
Add in the cauliflower florets and diced potatoes to the Kadai. Mix everything well, ensuring all the pieces are coated with the flavorsome mixture.
Step 5: Cover and Cook
Cover the Kadai and let the ingredients mingle and cook together on low for around 4-5 minutes.
Step 6: Bring In the Green Peas
Next, add the green peas, cover the Kadai once more, and continue cooking on low for another 3-4 minutes.
Step 7: Garnish and Serve
Finally, garnish the Adraki Gobi with fresh coriander leaves. Serve the dish hot alongside rice, roti, paratha, or poori to enjoy a hearty meal.
Pro Tips For Preparing Adraki Gobi
- The amount of red chili powder can be adjusted to suit your taste and preferences.
- Add a touch of ghee or clarified butter after the dish is cooked to enhance the flavor.
- Garam Masala powder can also be used to add extra flavor.
- This dish will last in the fridge for 2-3 days.
- If you don’t add potatoes, you can easily freeze this meal. I always do add potatoes so don’t usually freeze it.
- Feel free to leave out coriander leaves if you don’t like this herb.
- You can add some toasted slivered almonds to this dish, it adds a nice crunch.