07 June 2012

Street Food - Aloo Gobi Matar

Street Food - Aloo Gobi Matar

Also Known As:
Aloo Gobi Matar, Aloo Gobi, Aloo Gobhi, Alu Gobi, Alu Gawbi



Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $3 - $7



Description:
Aloo Gobi Matar is a popular vegetarian dry curry dish, from Punjab in North India. The main ingredients are potatoes (Aloo), and cauliflower (Gobi).


The dry curry for Aloo Gobi Matar is traditionally made with curry leaves, ginger, powdered coriander, garlic, lemon juice, onion, cumin seeds, chili, salt, water, garam masala, turmeric and ghee / oil.
This results in the yellowish curry paste, in which the potatoes and cauliflower are lightly fried.

Some hawkers also add tomatoes, peas, powdered mango, mint, fenugreek, or bay leaves. Also, most Singaporean stalls prefer to serve it 'wet' as a curry gravy, rather than 'dry' as a curry paste.
The simplicity of this dish has led to many different versions of Aloo Gobi Matar, and the dish differs from chef to chef.

Traditional Aloo Gobi Matar has a very spicy, intense flavour from the dry curry coating the potatoes and cauliflower, without any bitter, burnt taste. The potatoes and cauliflower should be soft and tender, without being mushy.

Aloo Gobi Matar is normally served accompanied by Indian breads, rice, salads, chutneys or yoghurt.


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The traditional dry version of Aloo Gobi Matar seems to be rather rare in Singapore... Although this 'localized' version is still good on its own merits.

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Aloo Gobi Matar in Singapore.


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Al-Ameen Eating House
@ 3 Cheong Chin Nam Road
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

@ Trade Hub 21 8 Boon Lay Way #01-27
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

@ 484 Changi Road
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

@ Bamboo Grove Park 5 Chu Lin Road
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

@ The Woodgrove 30 Woodlands Avenue 1 #01-10
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily



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The Banana Leaf Apolo
@ 56 Race Course Road
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 10.30pm Daily

@ 48 Serangoon Road #01-32
Opening Hours: 7am - 10.30pm Daily



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Annalakshmi Janatha Restaurant
@ Central Square 20 Havelock Road #01-04
Opening Hours: 11am - 3pm, 6pm - 9.30pm Daily

@ 104 Amoy Street
Opening Hours: 11am - 7pm Closed Sun



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