Aloo Mutter Gobhi ki Tehri is a comforting and soulful one pot meal from Uttar Pradesh. A form of pulao but more flavourful!
While growing up, I had a neighbour friend who hailed from Uttar Pradesh and like all kids and teenagers do, I used to enjoy eating food in his house more than mine. There used to be a joy in ducking mum and eating that Sunday lunch at his house. A lot of those Sunday lunches used to feature a humble aloo mutter gobhi ki tehri and curd.
In the first look, Aloo Mutter Gobhi ki tehri can be mistaken and passed off as a pulao. It may as well be a form of it but there is a humbleness and flavour to it, which has so much more character to it. Or may be it’s just my memories. Nostalgia has a strong way of playing with food and taste buds at times.
Last time, when I went back to Delhi, I asked my friend’s mom to teach me how to make this. It was so much fun giggling over memories and stuff we used to do when we were kids. Aunty reminded me of many things we used to do back then, most of us not to be mentioned on the blog in public. I had the most beautiful day that afternoon, going down memory lane and learning to cook from her This Aloo Mutter & Gobhi ki Tehri was one of the dishes I learnt along with a couple of more recipes. Sharing them here with you, since love needs to be shared, isn’t it?
And honestly, I have loads of such recipes which remind me of my childhood. Like my grandmom’s special nankhatai recipe which she learnt from a neighbour, or the rajma chawal which used to be a special Sunday afternoon lunch option! Food, always at the heart of any memory, isn’t it?