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Aloo Gobi (Potato Cauliflower Side)

Aloo Gobi (Potato Cauliflower Side)

My 193rd recipe, “Aloo Gobi”, a super flavorful Dhaba style side. While I love North Indian foods, honestly, I have not been to an authentic dhaba. I believe I have been there once in my childhood, but that too I am not really sure and don’t even remember tasting any of my favorites. Most of the times I end up trying my favorite stuffed paratha, paneer dishes right from my local restaurant. This Aloo Gobi is also one such recipe which I had tasted in an Indian buffet here. I am a huge fan of cauliflower and no one would hate potatoes for sure. It quickly jumped onto my favorites list.When I tasted this dish for the first time, though it looked like a very simple dish, it was huge on aroma and flavor. It was slightly tangy, spicy, salty and had all the right notes you would expect from any mouth watering dish. I have been eyeing to recreate this recipe for a long time at home. Today was the right opportunity for me to try it out. It was the perfect side for lunch for my rice and dal. I guess, it would go very well as a side for chapati or other North Indian flat breads too. A simple and tasty side you can make in no time 🙂 

aloo gobi

Aloo Gobi

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 3


  • Oil - For frying + 3 tbsp
  • Potato - 3 Medium Equally cubed
  • Cauliflower - 1/2 Small
  • Garlic - 3 Cloves
  • Ginger - 1/4 inch piece
  • Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Asafoetida - A large pinch
  • Onion - 1 Medium sliced
  • Tomato - 1 Medium Chopped
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp Adjust as per taste
  • Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Amchur powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Kasoori methi - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - For garnish.


  • Heat the oil for frying and fry the potatoes and cauliflower in batches until golden brown. Remove from oil and place them in paper napkin to remove excess oil.

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  • Now grind the garlic, ginger and green chilli together into a coarse paste or just crush them using mortar and pestle. Keep aside.

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  • Now heat a large pan with 3 Tbsp oil, add the jeera and once it starts changing color, add in the ground (garlic, ginger, chilli) paste, asafoetida and saute for a minute or until the raw smell is gone.

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  • Now add the onion and saute until it turns golden brown. Follow it by tomato, salt and saute until the tomato turns mushy.

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  • Now add all the spice powders ( Turmeric, red chilli, coriander, jeera, amchur, garam masala), kasoori methi and saute until the oil starts to seperate.

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  • Add about 1/4 cup water, mix well to get combined. Now add the fried potatoes and cauliflower florets, mix well until the masala is spread evenly. Now turn the flame to low-medium and cook covered for 4 mins. This will help the masala get infused into the potato and cauliflower. Turn off the flame. Add the coriander leaves and mix well.

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  • Enjoy hot along with roti / Indian breads / rice.

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Notes | FAQ

- Adjust the spiciness (Green chilli, Red chilli powder) according to your desire.
- If you prefer to make the dish a little healthier, instead of frying the potato and cauliflower, you can also steam or parboil it. However, you would loose out on the texture and taste of the dish.
- After frying, the potato and cauliflower will be partially cooked. While adding to the masala, stir it gently or else you will mash out the potato and cauliflower.
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Wednesday 26th of May 2021

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Jyothi -

Monday 7th of December 2015

This is something I can eat just like that! Looks so yummy Revathi


Monday 7th of December 2015

Thanks Jyothi :-)

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