S and the kids being very fond of Alu, I end up making some kind of Alu curry  2-3 times in a week. I fall into the 'not so keen about Alu' category. So in trying to keep it healthy I added Chana to Alu and Cauliflower and made this gravy. Needless to say S and the kids had a feast!! And I found adding walnuts and almonds to the gravy imparted a very rich taste to the curry. We enjoyed this along with Vegetable rice and Raita.

Ingredients -

Potatoes cubed 2 cups
Cauliflower Florets 1 cup
Garbanzo Beans / Chana Boiled 1 cup
Onion sliced 1/2 cup
Tomatoes Chopped 1/2 cup + 1/2 cup Pureed
Walnuts  5-6
Almonds 5-6
Ginger-Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Cottage Cheese 2 Tbsp
Mirchi Powder 1 tsp
Dhania-Jeera Powder 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Salt as needed
Seasoning(Oil 2-3 tsp, Shajeera 1/2 tsp, Cloves 4-5 , Cinnamon 1 inch, cardamom pods 1-2)

Method Of Preparation - 

For the gravy - 
Saute the sliced onions in 1/2 tsp oil in a hot sauce pan and keep them aside.

Roast walnuts and almonds and make a paste of them along with the sauteed onions and chopped tomatoes.

Now for the curry - 
In a hot sauce pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning. Saute them until done.

Add turmeric, mirchi powder and dhania-jeera powder and a splash of water.  Mix well and then add the gravy paste. Add about 2 cups of water to make it a little runny.

Add the remaining chopped tomatoes, cubed potatoes and the boiled chana. Also add some salt, cover with a lid and let the potatoes cook for about 10 min.

Now is the time to add cauliflower florets and let it cook under the steam for about 3-4 min. 

Make a paste of cottage cheese and add it to the curry. Mix well and add garam masala.

Adjust the taste as required and switch off the flame.

Serve it hot with Roti/Naan/Pulao/Biryani.

Sending this delicious curry to 'MLLA #30' hosted by Priya Mitharwal and initiated by Susan.

Preparation Time 40 min 
Serves 4 Adults


  1. Soumya Says:
  2. wat a lovely combination...delicious and healthy...very tempting clicks

  3. lovely recipe... nice snaps

  4. Kurinji Says:
  5. Lovely combo...

  6. Nice recipe!

  7. nice combo of ingredients-- looks wow !

  8. Nisha Says:
  9. Very different combo of ingredients

  10. So yummy masala..

  11. Priya Suresh Says:
  12. Slurp, fingerlicking masala..soo tempting.

  13. Ms.Chitchat Says:
  14. Interesting combination of ingredients,would love to try sometime.

  15. Akila Says:
  16. wow yummy gravy...

    Event: Dish Name Starts with D


  17. Subhie Arun Says:
  18. nice combo..my fav too...nice presentation too!

    hapy to follow ur space onwards!


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