Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan. Add the chopped onion, garlic, chilis, bay leaves, ginger, turmeric, garam masala and cumin seeds to the oil.
Stir together and cook until onions become creamy, golden, and translucent.
Add salt and mix well. Stir in the tomatoes. Bring to a simmer.
Add potatoes and cauliflower to the sauce and stir to coat. Cover and simmer for twenty minutes (or until potatoes are cooked).
There are three infallible ways of pleasing an author, and the three form a
rising scale of compliment: 1, to tell him you have read one of his books; 2,
to tell him you have read all of his books; 3, to ask him to let you read the
manuscript of his forthcoming book. No. 1 admits you to his respect; No. 2
admits you to his admiration; No. 3 carries you clear into his heart.
-- Mark Twain, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar"
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