Prashad’s Aloo Gobi & Jeera Baath

Prashad is a small family run Indian restaurant in Drighlington which is near Bradford in West Yorkshire. You may have heard of them as they won Gordon Ramsay’s Best Restaurant in 2010. The power of twitter and a couple of tweets later and they very kindly sent me a copy of their new cookbook: Prashad – Indian Vegetarian Cooking.

Prashad Vegetarian Indian Cooking - new cook book

I’ve had this new Prashad cookbook for a couple of weeks now and have been dying to try something from it. Finally, this weekend I had the time to head into the kitchen and try some of the recipes.

This book is lovely. It’s written by Kaushy Patel, mum and chef extraordinaire behind Prashad. She starts by looking back through the family history and gives her best tips and tricks on the spices and herbs used in the Prashad kitchen. Couple this with gorgeous photography and recipes divided into easy sections, this is a really wonderful book!

I decided to start with Aloo Gobi with Jeera Baath which is Punjabi cauliflower and potato curry and cumin-infused rice. Although quite long winded to make, the masala base (blended ginger, chillis and garlic) gave the curry an intense and absolutely beautiful flavour. Cooking the rice with a foil lid kept it moist and fluffy and the onions really jazzed it up from the usual plain basmati of my household.

Aloo Gobi, Jeera Baath and Naans

The curry was absolutely delish, even if I do say so myself. I’ll definitely be making it again and will be trying more of the recipes soon. The masala paste with its vibrant green colour was so good. I wonder if you could make it in a big batch and freeze it for ease. One to investigate me thinks!

Home made Masala paste
Frying the potatoes with cumin seeds

Thanks Prashad for sending me this book, I’ll be using it lots in the future. If we ever find ourselves up north we’ll be booking a table!

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  1. 28th January 2014 / 1:55 pm

    O how I'd love to get my hands on that cookbook – every Wednesday night is home made curry night around ours, often of the Indian variety!

  2. 28th January 2014 / 8:17 pm

    It's a really lovely book isn't it, I've been trying a few dishes from it since I got it… Great review, hope you continue to enjoy it, so much in it, all tasty! Thanks

  3. 28th January 2014 / 8:27 pm

    Thanks both for your comments. Its a lovely book and has really changed my view on veggie cooking! 🙂

  4. 28th January 2014 / 9:50 pm

    A lovely write up and I love the pic of your meat free curry x

  5. 1st February 2014 / 5:51 pm

    Lovely sounding recipes, I'll keep my eyes peeled for it.

  6. 17th June 2015 / 12:04 pm

    perfect kind of recipe which i was looking for, much more interesting dishes log on to Indian dishes

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