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Aloo Gobi – Indian potatoes and Cauliflowers Curry


Taste of Asian Food


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Aloo gobi (alu gobi) is a classic Indian vegetarian dish made with potatoes and cauliflower.  It is usually cooked with some spices and with onion and tomatoes.




The main ingredients


  • 200g (7 oz) cauliflower, cut into 1.5-inch florets
  • 200g (7 oz) potatoes, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 1 medium-size onion, cut into thin slices
  • 2 medium-size tomatoes, cut into cubes
  • 8 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, coarsely chopped
  • 1 green chili, coarsely chopped
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil


The spices


  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • /2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large tbsp chopped coriander leaves




  • Cut the cauliflowers to about 1.5-inch florets and the potatoes to about three-quarter inch cubes.
  • Cut the onion into thin slices. 
  • Cut the tomatoes into small cubes. 
  • Chop the garlic, ginger, and green chili. 
  • Saute the chopped onions over medium heat until translucent
  • Transfer the onion to the blender and blend with the chopped tomatoes to become a paste.
  • Fry the potatoes in shallow oil for four to five minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower and fry for another 4 minutes. 
  • Remove and drain off the excess oil. 
  • Fry some  cumin seeds over low heat until it crackles,
  • Add the chopped ginger, garlic, and green chili until aromatic.
  • Return the tomato-onion paste to the pan.
  • Add the potatoes and cauliflowers.
  • Season with turmeric powder, chili powder garam masala, and coriander powder.
  • Cover the pan with a tight lid and cook over low heat until the potatoes are soft, about 15 minutes. 
  • Season with some salt.
  • Add the chopped coriander leaves.


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Source: Taste of Asian Food. Reproduced with permission.



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