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Spicy Indian Cabbage-and-Potato Curry (Bund Gobhi Aur Aloo Ki Subzi)

Spicy Cabbage-and-Potato Curry (Bund Gobhi Aur Aloo Ki Subzi)

This vibrant Indian curry comes from the Meghwal tribe of Gujarat’s Thar Desert. Since there is little local agriculture—the closest vegetable market is in the capital city of Bhuj, 35 miles away—the cuisine is spare, but it is delicious in its simplicity. This tribal cabbage-and-potato curry is traditionally cooked over a wood fire, along with millet rotla, a flatbread, but the stovetop works just as well.

James Roper

This vibrant Indian curry comes from the Meghwal tribe of Gujarat, India. Since there is little local agriculture—the closest vegetable market is in the capital city of Bhuj, 35 miles away—the cuisine is spare, but it is delicious in its simplicity. This cabbage-and-potato curry is traditionally cooked over a wood fire, along with millet rotla, a flatbread, but the stovetop works just as well. This recipe first appeared in our August/September 2014 special India issue with Gautam Popat's story Plains Food.

Spicy Indian Cabbage-and-Potato Curry (Bund Gobhi Aur Aloo Ki Subzi)
This vegetarian Indian curry is traditionally cooked over a wood fire, but the stovetop works just as well.
serves 4

Ingredients

3 tbsp. canola oil
1 12 tsp. cumin seeds
12 tsp. red chile powder, such as cayenne
12 tsp. ground turmeric
3 small green Thai chiles or 1 serrano, sliced 12" thick
2 Indian or regular bay leaves
1 small red onion, quartered and cut into 14″ wedges
1 12 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, quartered, and sliced 14" thick
4 plum tomatoes, chopped
12 small head green cabbage, cored and cut into 1" pieces
Kosher salt, to taste

Instructions

Heat oil in a 12" skillet over medium-high. Cook cumin seeds until they pop, 1–2 minutes. Add chile powder, turmeric, chiles, bay leaves, and onion; cook until onion is soft, 3–4 minutes. Stir in potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage, and salt; cook, covered, until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.

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