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Aloo Gobi (Potato & Cauliflower)

August 2, 2009

This simple vegetarian recipe is a quick, healthy fix, and is one of the most commonly known Indian recipes in the west. Tastes best with fresh Rotis or Parathas.

You will need:

* 3/4 head of a cauliflower – separate and wash the florets
* 3-4 medium sized potatoes, peeled and finely chopped
* 1 clove of Garlic – chopped
* 2 green chilies – sliced half
* 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
* 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
* 1 medium sized red onion – finely chopped
* 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
* Vegetable oil
* 1 teaspoon chili powder
* 2 teaspoon Cumin & Coriander powder (Dhania – Zeera powder)
* 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
* Salt to taste
* 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
* 1/2 teaspoon Chat masala powder


  • In a medium sized pot, fill fresh water till it is half full and put to a boil. Once the water comes to a boil, cook the separated and washed Cauliflower florets in it for exactly 8 minutes
  • After 8 minutes, drain the cauliflower in fresh cold water in a strainer
  • While the Cauliflower boils, in a frying pan, put about 1/2 cup of vegetable oil to heat. Once well heated, fry the potatoes till they are crispy and light golden in color.
  • Place the fried potatoes on a kitchen towel, to absorb any extra oil
  • In a large pan / pot, heat 2-3 tablespoons of oil
  • Once heated, add the cumin seeds and mustard seeds
  • As soon as they begin to crackle, throw in the chopped garlic and slit green chilies
  • After a few seconds, add in the chopped onion
  • Allow the onion to fry on medium heat till they brown a little
  • Now add in the ginger garlic paste and all the dry spices
  • Mix well and allow the spices to temper for about 30 seconds
  • Finally, add in the fried potatoes and the boiled cauliflower
  • Mix well and allow the veggies to fry in the pot for another minute or so
  • Turn off heat, and garnish with a handful of fresh chopped Coriander leaves
5 Comments leave one →
  1. Sheetal Menezes permalink
    November 6, 2009 8:43 am

    Hey Sabz! (refrained from calling you Sabzi like i usually do.. can only lead to confusion on an Indian food blog..) i tried this out and it was wonderful! I used aamchur instead of chaat powder though. thanks for sharing!

    • November 6, 2009 10:09 am

      Hey Sheetal! It’s great that you tried it out! Aamchur instead of chaat masala is a truly kickass substitute. Come to think of it, I haven’t played around with aamchur (dried mango-seed powder – for my non-Indian readers) much. Must try. Thanks for sharing your comments!! 🙂 Now try more of my recipes and you’ll be a true kitchen queen 😉

  2. January 18, 2010 9:07 am

    I love aloo gobhi esp with pori or parathas .I have never made your version of the dish but it sounds and luks delicious .. will try it.

    • January 18, 2010 10:26 am

      Poori’s sound yum Sadia! Thanks for checking out OneLifeToEat! Do visit again… there’s lotsa awesome stuff I’ve planned for the next few weeks!


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