My favorite Indian dish to order is Aloo Gobi Matar which literally means "potatoes, peas & cauliflower". I have great memories of a small, Christmas-light trimmed restaurant in Little India on 6th street. Lately, between my food allergies, etc.& the baby, I rarely eat out. So I asked a friend of ours, Nirmala Narine, a world-remowned spice expert & Cookbook writer if she had a recipe for the dish. She gladly wrote one up, with notations on what to leave out for Gabriel's sensibilities! I must say, for my first foray into making the dish, it came out delicious. I only wish I had the hindsight to stop on East 6th Street on Friday to pick up some papad bread before catching the commuter bus.
Because this is Nirmala's, & she is published, I am not going to post the recipe (sorry-copyright!) I will say it's a delicious marriage of cilantro, cumin, chili powder, tumeric & coriander... Served over rice, I felt like I was at my little Indian restaurant... All's I need is mango sorbet & a big mug of hot chai ;)