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sukhi aalu gobhi

when you decide to eat low calorie food , there comes a usual problem of the food being bland and tasteless, moreover as my friend swapna was telling me today, that she feels starved all the time, when on a low cal diet plan......... i was wondering why i do not feel starved.......... actually our taste buds need to be satisfied as well.........i make my vegetables a bit more spicy when preparing them in less oil, this enables me to eat more veggies and less rice or roti , and as my taste buds are satisfied , there is no feeling of starvation.
vegetables are low calorie food and i try and eat lots of them, but the indian way of cooking leaves no scope for calorie control as the vegetables are made in lots of oil and if eaten in large quantities your diet plans will crash down..........
for eating large quantities of veggies , you need to make them spicy n tasty as spices have no calory, and cook in less amount of oil........for this a nonstick pan or a cast iron skillet like mine is a must, and the vegetables should be cooked on low flame, covered and in its own moisture...it saves nutrient value of the veggies and retains thier natural color too............after all you should be happily eating the low cal food...............
i prefer eating such vegetables with mixed cerial rotis and a soup like dal in my lunch.


ingredients for sukhi aalu gobhi
gobhi florets 2 cups
potato diced 1/2 cup
ginger 2 inch piece, chopped fine
green chillies 3, chopped fine
black pepper powder 2 tsp
salt to taste
turmeric powder 1 tsp
mustard or sunflower oil 1 tsp
whole jeera 1/2 tsp
green coriander chopped fine 1/4 cup

procedure

heat oil in a pan and putin the whole jeera...when it splutters add in the ginger n green chillies..stir once ....add turmeric powder and immediately add in the gobhi and aalu pieces......stir thoroughly .....add in the salt n pepper , mix and cook covered on low flame till cooked..........stirring in between once or twice.............don't overcook the veggies and they should be firm and shining........add in the chopped coriander and smash the pieces a bit..........this imparts a pleasant aroma of the coriander leaves to the subzi............serve hot as suggested .

it can be rolled into a kathi roll with a thin roti n served with a green chutny.
sukhi aalu gobhi

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