Aloo Gobi (Potato & Cauliflower sautéed with Onions)

Aloo Gobi is one of my absolute favorite North Indian dishes, to be exact, my third favorite.  You may recall this dish from the famous movie, "Bend it Like Beckham", where Jasminder (played by Praminder Nagra) is playing with the cauliflower head, while her mom is trying to teach her how to make "Aloo Gobi."  There are a number of variations on making this dish.  Aloo Gobi is a traditional dish in any Punjabi household.  It goes best with roti.

NUTRITION: Cauliflower is an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Fiber.  It is a very good source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Folic Acid.

  • Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic - 2 cloves (chopped)   
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece (chopped)  
  • Green Chilies - 3 (chopped)
  • Onions - 2 medium (chopped)  
  • Cauliflower - 1 (cut into florets)  
  • Potatoes - 2 medium (peeled & diced into cubes)   
  • Chili Powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh Cilantro Leaves - handful (chopped)
  • Salt to taste

1. Chop the onions, ginger, garlic and green chilies.

2. Heat a wok on medium heat.  Once hot, add oil.  Add cumin seeds.

3. Once they sizzle, add turmeric powder.  Sauté for 15 seconds or so.

4. Add the garlic, ginger, and green chilies.  Sauté for 30 seconds or so.

5. Add the onions and sauté for 5-7 minutes.  Add salt.

6. In the meantime, cut the cauliflower into florets.

7. This is how the onions should look after 5-7 minutes... golden. 

8. Add the cauliflower to the onion mixture.

9. Now add salt, chili powder, and coriander powder.  Combine.

10. In the meantime, peel and chop the potatoes into bite size cubes.

11. Add the potatoes to the wok.  Combine.

12. Cover and simmer on low heat (dial #3) for 25-30 minutes.  Keep checking in between.

13. This is what you should have after 25-30 minutes.

14. Add garam masala. Adjust salt.

15. Chop fresh cilantro.  Add on top and Combine.  Turn off the stove.  


  1. Very excited to try this one! I make a similar, Gujarati variation of this but am going to try this version this week! Will let you know how it goes!

  2. oooh... so excited for you to try! let me know. just follow the instructions exactly... be patient and always cook on low heat when covering...else it'll start to burn and then u need more oil.

  3. ok - am trying tonight! One suggestion - can you make it so that we can easily print just the recipe we're using? I couldn't find a way to do that....thanks! WIll let you know how it goes!

  4. sure, Nandini. Thanks for the suggestion. The "Print Recipe" option has now been added. Very useful!

  5. You make aloo gobi look SO GOOD! Beautifully presented dish.

  6. On behalf of starving Indian guys everywhere, THANK YOU. I just ate some Aloo Gobhi and Raita and I can't tell you how good it feels not to have to microwave and swallow the same crap that I have been eating for the last year.

  7. Hi Lalit..

    You made my day! This makes all my effort and hard work worth it. I'm so glad you enjoyed this Aloo Gobi. I hope you try more recipes and return back to share your experience.


  8. This looks delicious. I love Indian food and have recently been experimenting more and more with it on my own. I can't wait to try this recipe!

  9. Wow, delicious. i don't know if this is acceptable, but we added a diced tomato and some peas. So good!

  10. Made your Aloo Gobi recipe today - turned out awesome!

  11. I got to say, every time I think of making a vegetarian dish- i automatically come over to your blog- these are the only dishes my husband enjoys. Thanks a tol for the step by step instructions, they are really helpful and all your dishes are OFF THE HOOK!!!!...keep bloging way and keep sharing your sinfully delicious dishes.....!!!

  12. Hi !
    I just tried this recipe today and by accident i read two tomatoes peeled and cut so i had the cauliflower,tomatoes and potatoes, the result was still very good!!!!!
    thank you so much for your recipes!


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