Indian food is a great way to get tons of flavor from healthy ingredients. I was introduced to Indian food about 5 years ago and I loved it! The way the spices blend is truly an amazing experience. I had no idea that Indian food could be easy to cook at home. This recipe is made in a slow cooker and is easy to prep. The spices, oil, and vegetables meld in a dreamy way that is hard to describe. You have to try it to believe it.
Indian Spiced Potatoes & Cauliflower
- 1 head cauliflower, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 lbs russet potatoes, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 2 15 oz cans petite diced tomatoes
- 1 Tbsp granulated garlic
- 2 Tbsp garam masala
- 2 Tbsp salt
- 2 tsp powdered ginger
- 2 tsp powdered cumin
- 2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
Thoroughly combine all ingredients in a slow cooker or a large pot.
For slow cooker, cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. For stovetop option cook on low for about 2 hours.
Serve hot with white or brown rice.
We have some friends who have two of the pickiest eaters in the world. I was feeding their boys dinner which was something “kid friendly” (hot dogs maybe?) and I was eating this. I had no intention of trying to get these boys to eat Indian food. Their oldest, who was four at the time, asked, “What are you eating? It smells good!” So this four-year-old, who doesn’t like mixed foods, won’t eat potatoes unless they’re french fries, and won’t eat a quesadilla unless it’s plain cheese, ate two bowls of Indian food. That’s about the best thing I can say about this dish.
I love incorporating as many vegetables as possible into a meal. This dish happens to be almost entirely vegetables and is somehow still incredibly filling. If you are hesitant about cauliflower I can tell you I’ve tried this dish on two cauliflower haters who enjoyed it. My husband is one of these cauliflower haters and this is his favorite Indian dish.
The secret to good Indian food is the spices. The blend for this recipe is amazing! Garam masala is easy to find online and it is critical for this recipe. I get most of my Indian spices from Amazon. That beautiful orange spice is the turmeric and it is delightful.
A good friend told me that cake decorating is all about having the right tools for the job. The same week Jen said something similar to me about crafting (surprise! Jen’s good at all crafts too). The same thing is true of healthy cooking. This vegetable chopper makes it so easy for us to eat more vegetables. I used it for the potatoes and onions in this recipe.
If you’re like my mom you might be freaking out that this recipe calls for oil and trying to find a way to leave it out. Stop it! The oil is a vessel for the spices. This tastes 100% different without the oil so don’t even think about leaving it out. Also, this makes 12 servings! So it’s not much oil per serving.
I normally serve this with brown rice but, to be perfectly honest, white rice is more beautiful to photograph.
I can’t overstate how much flavor this has, it’s delicious!