Growing Chefs! Ontario Sweet Potato Aloo Gobi Matar

Sweet Potato Aloo Gobi Matar

Aloo (cauliflower) gobi (potatoes) matar (peas), is a very flavourful Punjabi dish, full of aromatic spices from Northwestern India. This is our take on the much loved dish, using sweet potatoes that kids will love and spices you probably already have at home!
Serves 4-6
1/4 cup ghee, butter, or oil1 tablespoon whole cumin seeds2 onions, diced2 cloves garlic2 teaspoons ground cinnamon2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 centimetre pieces1 head cauliflower, cut into florets1 cup vegetable stock1 cup frozen peas1 bunch cilantro, chopped Salt to taste
Large pot with a lidCutting boardPeelerChef's knifeBowls of various sizesWooden spoonMeasuring cupsMeasuring spoonsRaspTasting spoonsDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients. 

Get Prepped!

Cut the onion in half, from root to tip. Peel off the first layer of skin, and cut off the tip of the onion. Make slices about 1 cm apart in the onion from the tip almost to the root, leaving the root intact to hold the onion together. Turn the onion and slice across your slices, dicing the onion. Repeat with the remaining onions.

Aloo Gobi step 1

Peel the garlic, and grate finely with a rasp. Alternately, chop very finely with a chef’s knife.

Aloo Gobi step 2

Peel sweet potatoes, and cut into cubes about 2 centimeters big.

Aloo Gobi step 3

Cut cauliflower in half, and remove the core. Cut the rest of the cauliflower into florets, roughly the same size as the sweet potato pieces.

Aloo Gobi step 4

Remove the cilantro from the stem, and chop finely.

Aloo Gobi step 5

Measure out the spices; the cinnamon, cumin seeds, and curry powder. Measure out peas and vegetable stock.

Get Cooking!

Melt the butter in a large pot on medium heat. Add the cumin seeds, and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Aloo Gobi step 6

Add the onions, and saute for 3 – 4 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and cook for one minute longer.

Aloo Gobi step 7

Add the cinnamon and curry powder, and cook for one more minute.

Aloo Gobi step 8a

Add the sweet potato and cauliflower, and stir well.

Aloo Gobi step 9

Season with salt, and add vegetable stock. Cover the pot with a lid, and cook for 15 – 20 minutes until sweet potato and cauliflower are softened over medium low heat. If needed, add another splash of water or vegetable stock while cooking.

Taste for seasoning, and add more salt if needed. Add cilantro and peas, and cook until peas are warmed through.

Aloo Gobi step 10a