No Potato Aloo Gobi Recipe

Dr Meena, leading Functional Medicine Doctor in Glenview , recommends a “No Potato Aloo Gobi” recipe as it aligns with principles of reducing starchy carbohydrates while still enjoying flavorful and nutrient-dense meals. This Aloo Gobi recipe reduces starch by using parsnip instead of potato. The switch plays out perfectly for Aloo Gobi!

No Potato Aloo Gobi : Ingredients

A potato free version of Aloo Gobi that delivers big flavor!

  • 1 cup parsnips (sliced or cubed)
  • 1 cauliflower (medium, cut into small florets)
  • 1 onion (medium, chopped)
  • 2 tomatoes (medium, chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1.5 teaspoons ginger-garlic paste
  • ¼ + ⅛ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • 3-4 teaspoons avocado or olive oil
  • fresh cilantro leaves
  • salt (to taste)

No Potato Aloo Gobi : Steps

  1. Heat 2 teaspoon of oil in a pan on medium heat. Add cauliflower florets and fry for 2-3 minutes and then add the sliced parsnips.
  2. Fry on medium-low flame for 10-12 minutes till parsnips and cauliflower have some brown spots on them.
  3. Drain on a tissue paper and set aside.
  4. In the same pan heat 1.5 teaspoon of oil on low-medium heat and add cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  5. Add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes till translucent.
  6. Add the ginger-garlic paste and cook for another 3-4 minutes or till the raw smell goes away.
  7. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes till they are little soft.
  8. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder
  9. Cover the pan and let the masala cook for 5-6 minutes and then add the parsnips and cauliflower to it and mix.
  10. Add chopped cilantro leaves and give a good mix.
  11. Add garam masala and cook the parsnip and cauliflower on medium-low heat for 5-6 minutes.
  12. Add salt and cover the pan and cook more additional 6-8 minutes on low flame or till the parsnip and cauliflower are tender but not soggy.
  13. Garnish with some more cilantro

This modified recipe allows individuals to enjoy the flavors of Aloo Gobi while supporting their health goals, making it a suitable recommendation from a functional medicine perspective.