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Aloo Gobi- Potato Cauliflower Curry

Aloo gobi is a popular Indian dish made with cauliflower and potatoes. This recipe I am sharing is a simple, easy to make, flavor packed and healthy dish you can serve with rice or roti. Vegan and gluten free Aloo means potato and gobi means cauliflower in India. This is a mildly spiced potato and cauliflower stir fry made with very few simple ingredients. It is one of the most loved and very popular Indian dishes that goes well with parathabasmati ricejeera ricebiryani ricenaan and many more dishes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: aloo gobi
Servings: 3
Calories: 77kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1.5 cups potatoes cubed from 2 medium potatoes
  • 3 teaspoons oil
  • 1,5 cups cauliflower separated into florets
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 12 curry leaves
  • 1 green chili slit
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste or freshly minced
  • 1/2 cup onions thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • Salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon kasuri methi
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves chopped


  • Scrub 2 large potatoes thoroughly and cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Place the cubed potatoes soaked in a large bowl of water. This step will remove the excess starch from the potatoes and prevent them from turning mushy.
    cubed potatoes soaked in water
  • Chop 1 small head cauliflower into bite size florets.
  • Bring a large pot of water to rolling boil, add a big pinch of salt and switch it off. Add the cauliflower florets and let sit for 5 minutes. Drain the florets in a colander and rinse them with cold water immediately to prevent them turning soggy.
    blanching cauliflower in hot water.
  • Heat oil in a heavy pan or kadai. I prefer to make this recipe in cast iron pan. You can use mustard oil, vegetable oil, peanut oil or even sesame oil for this recipe. Once the oil is hot add 1 teaspoon mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, slit green chilies, minced ginger garlic cloves and saute for a minute. You can also use 1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste.
    sautéing cumin, green chilies for aloo gobi
  • Add finely chopped onions and few curry leaves next. Saute for a minute or two until the onions turn a bit soft.
    frying onions in oil
  • Now drain the water from soaked potatoes and add to the pan.
    Potatoes added to fried onions
  • Mix and saute in high flame for a minute. Add cauliflower florets.
    cauliflower florets added to potatoes
  • Mix and add the spice powders- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon chilli powder and 1 teaspoon garam masala powder.
    spice powders added for aloo gobi making
  • Mix well, cover and cook until the potatoes are soft. Takes around 10-12 minutes in medium flame. I do not add any water as sometimes it turns the curry dish mushy, especially if the potatoes are of more starchy variety.
    cooking aloo gobi
  • Open the pan and add crushed kasuri methi or dried fenugreek leaves. Also add 2 teaspoons lemon juice and 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves or coriander leaves.
    easy aloo gobi
  • Mix well and remove from heat. Serve aloo gobi warm or hot.
    closeup shot of aloo gobi-potatoes and cauliflower curry



Do not boil the potatoes for long before adding to the curry. The curry will turn soggy.
You can double or halve the recipe


Serving: 3g | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Vitamin C: 109mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg