Aloo Gobi Recipe
September 28th, 2011 31 Comments

Aloo Gobi Recipe

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Aloo Gobi – Indian Cauliflower and Potato Curry


1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets
2 large russet potatoes, cubed
4 tablespoons canola oil
½ teaspoon black mustard seeds (or regular if cannot find black)
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
½ teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed in a mortar and pestle
1 medium onion, diced
1 Jalapeno or any hot green pepper, sliced (can use seeded or ½ seeded to tone down heat)
1 medium tomato, diced
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
1 small piece of fresh ginger (thin 1 inch), grated on small hole grater or ginger grater
½ teaspoon red pepper chili powder
1/3-½ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon salt or according to taste
4-8 tablespoons of water


Cilantro leaves
Wedges of lime or lemon

Optional (I do not add but some do):

½ teaspoon of crushed dry asafetida leaves
¼ teaspoon hing powder
¼ teaspoon amchoor powder (mango powder)
Touch of garam masala for taste and garnish before serving


Heat up oil on low/medium. Add mustard, cumin and crushed coriander and cook for few seconds. The seeds will sizzle as they hit the oil.

Add the onions, jalapeno, garlic and ginger, mix and let cook for few minutes until onion is translucent and soft. Add the tomato and continue cooking for few minutes longer until mixture is cooked well and almost paste like.

Add the red pepper chili powder, turmeric , salt and four tablespoons of water and mix. Add the cauliflower florets and cubed potatoes and mix to coat cauliflower and potatoes well with the onion, tomato and spice mixture. Cover with a tight lid and let cook. Mix once in a while. Check if some more liquid is needed.

Simmer for 30-45 minutes on low heat until potatoes are super soft, garnish with cilantro leaves, add a wedge of lime or lemon if desired and serve along with basmati rice or paratha.

* I always work with a heat resistant rubber spatula. When mixing I fold the mixture gently to keep the integrity of the shape of the cauliflower florets and potato cubes.

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31 comments... read them below or add one

  1. Sofiah says:

    Is this the same dish that is served in Indian buffet restaurants? if so, thanks because I love aloo gobi.

  2. Rosa says:

    That dish looks lovely! A great guest post. Thanks for sharing Shulie’s work here.



  3. Thank you Bee for having me here as a guest. You are the best!! All the success that came your way and much that awaits is well deserved! Am sure your cookbook will sell many copies internationally and I am awaiting mine through amazon as we speak!!

  4. I love cauliflower but I’ve never seen it prepared like this! Looks beautiful and flavorful. Thanks for introducing this dish to us!

  5. Ahna Skop via Facebook says:

    Yum! My favorite Indian dish!

  6. Fira Zainal via Facebook says:

    Ah! I make this all the time. Will have to try your recipe! :)

  7. Darla Yancho via Facebook says:

    Just made it, the best!

  8. This truly is one of the most liked dish in India…
    My mom makes it almost the same way, just a bit more spicy…
    Congrats on your book Bee..

  9. Jean says:

    Cauliflower is one of my top 3 choices when it comes vegetables. And cooking it in this traditional Indian way is one of my top 3 choices when it comes to cook Cauliflower.

  10. Roasting Cauliflower in seasoned Béchamel sauce is another lovely way to serve Cauliflower.

  11. Hannah says:

    This dish looks delicious, such vibrant colour. Great photography too!

  12. SparklingRachel says:

    where can I get asafetida leaves?

  13. I love healthy tasty food and Indian is a favourite flavour. I will look forward to trying this dish.

  14. I’ve got quite a number of Indian, Punjabi friends and this dish looks amazing! I hope to be able to make this dish for them one day to make them proud! =D Thanks for sharing this, lovely! =)

  15. This is a great recipe of cauliflower & potatoes! So nice to see my friend, Shulie on this site. What a beautiful dish from two of my favorite food greats! Thanks for sharing!

  16. almostveg says:

    If you liked this version of aloo gobi, try another version that my mom used to make for us and now I make it all the time at

  17. Catastasia says:

    I made this lASt week and love it!


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