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aloo gobi masala restaurant style recipe - a rich creamy aloo gobi made restaurant style.

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aloo gobi masala recipe with step by step photos – this is a restaurant style delicious aloo gobi curry recipe. i have already posted aloo gobi dry recipe and dhaba style aloo gobi curry recipe.

aloo gobi restaurant style

there are many ways of making aloo gobi recipe and this style is more close to makhani gravy/sauce which is used in making paneer butter masala or butter chicken. the only difference being there are onions in this one and it is slightly more spiced than a makhani gravy. this recipe can also be made with paneer or tofu. you just have to add the paneer/tofu towards the end.

aloo (potatoes), gobi (cauliflower), matar (peas) and paneer (cottage cheese) based recipes are often made in punjabi homes and there are many variations of such recipes like:

this delicious aloo gobi masala goes well with rotis, parathas or even with naan. it is a rich curry as along with cashew paste, even butter and cream are included. you can skip the butter and cream if you don’t want them as the cashews and tomatoes already makes it creamy.

addition of kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves) gives a nice final touch to the recipe and you can consider making this aloo gobi masala for special or festive occasions, guests or parties. overall this recipe is delicious and is a keeper.

if you are looking for more curry recipes then do check:

aloo gobi masala recipe below:

aloo gobi masala recipe
4.7 from 20 votes

aloo gobi masala

aloo gobi masala restaurant style recipe - a rich creamy aloo gobi made restaurant style.
course main course
cuisine north indian, punjabi
prep time 30 minutes
cook time 50 minutes
total time 1 hour 20 minutes
servings 4 to 5
rough calories per serving 203 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

main ingredients for aloo gobi masala

  • 1 medium sized cauliflower (gobi) OR approx 2.5 to 3 cups chopped medium cauliflower florets
  • 2 medium sized potatoes (aloo) OR approx 2 to 2.5 cups diced potatoes
  • 1 medium to large onion - finely chopped
  • 2 large ripe red tomatoes OR approx 2 to 2.5 cups finely chopped tomatoes
  • 15 whole cashews (kaju) soaked in hot water for 20-30 minutes
  • 2 tablespoon cream
  • 1 inch ginger + 3-4 garlic cloves - crushed to a paste in a mortar-pestle OR approx 1 to 1.25 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder or deghi mirch OR ¼ teaspoon red chili powder - adjust as per the heat in the red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ¾ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon garam masala or tandoori masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon crushed kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 1 tablespoon butter + 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cups water or veg stock
  • salt as required

whole spices for aloo gobi masala

  • 1 inch cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 1 tej patta (indian bay leaf)
  • 2 to 3 green cardamoms (choti elaichi)
  • 2 to 3 cloves (lavang)
  • 1 black cardamom (bad elachi)
  • 1 single strand of mace (javitri)

how to make aloo gobi masala

preparation for aloo gobi masala recipe

  1. first soak the cashews in warm water for 30 minutes. then drain and blend them to a smooth paste with about 2 tbsp water in a grinder or blender.
  2. rinse and peel the potatoes and then dice them. chop the onions and tomatoes finely.
  3. chop the gobi/cauliflower into medium sized florets. rinse the florets well in water.
  4. heat enough water with salt for the florets to be immersed in, on stove top or in the microwave.
  5. add the rinsed florets and keep them immersed in the hot water for 15-20 mins. this is to to get rid of the insects or worms that might be in the cauliflower.
  6. then drain the gobi/cauliflower and rinse once again with fresh water.

making aloo gobi masala

  1. heat the butter and oil in a pan and add all the whole spices or whole garam masala listed above. saute till the spices become fragrant.
  2. then add the chopped onions and saute till they become golden.
  3. add the ginger-garlic paste. stir and saute till the raw aroma of the garlic-ginger goes away.
  4. add the chopped tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes become soft and pulpy. this takes about 5-7 minutes on a low to medium flame.
  5. add the cashew paste and all the spice powders one by one - turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder.
  6. stir and saute till you see fat coming from the sides of the masala paste.
  7. the masala paste will start getting together and you will clearly see the fat leaving the sides. this process takes about 8-10 minutes on a low to medium flame.
  8. keep stirring often so that the masala does not stick to the pan.
  9. add the cauliflower and the potatoes. stir well. then pour water and season with salt.
  10. cover and cook the curry till the veggies are done but not falling apart. stir for a few times when the veggies are simmering.
  11. if the aloo gobi gravy (sauce) thickens too much then just add a few tablespoons of water and simmer for a couple of minutes.

  12. lastly add the garam masala powder, crushed kasuri methi and cream.
  13. stir and simmer aloo gobi curry for half a minute without the lid. you can garnish the aloo gobi with chopped coriander leaves if you prefer.
  14. serve the restaurant style aloo gobi masala hot dotted with cream or butter and sprinkled with a pinch of garam masala, accompanied with rotis, naan or phulkas or steamed basmati or jeera rice.


stepwise restaurant style aloo gobi masala recipe:

1. boil water+salt on stove top or microwave. immerse 1 medium sized rinsed cauliflower florets (approx 2.5 to 3 cups chopped cauliflower florets) in the water and keep aside for 15-20 mins.

gobi florets for aloo gobi masala recipe

2. heat 1 tbsp butter + 1 tbsp oil in a pan. add the whole spices – 1 inch cinnamon, 1 bay leaf, 2-3 green cardamoms, 2-3 cloves, 1 black cardamom and 1 single strand of mace. saute the whole spices till they become aromatic.

roast spices for making aloo gobi curry recipe

3. add chopped onions.

frying onions for aloo gobi curry recipe

4. add the 15 whole cashews which are soaked in hot water for 20-30 mins in a grinder or blender and make a smooth paste of cashews.

masala paste for aloo gobi curry recipe

5. stir and saute the onions till they become golden.

making aloo gobi curry masala recipe

6. add ginger-garlic paste (approx 1 to 1.25 tsp ginger garlic paste) and saute till their raw aroma goes away.

adding ginger paste to make aloo gobi recipe

7. add 2 large sized finely chopped tomatoes (approx 2 to 2.5 cups finely chopped tomatoes).

adding tomatoes to aloo gobi masala recipe

8. stir well and saute till the tomatoes soften and become pulpy. takes about 5-7 minutes on a low to medium flame.

sauting - making aloo gobi masala recipe

9. add cashew paste along with ½ tsp kashmiri red chili powder (or deghi mirch or ¼ tsp red chili powder), ¼ tsp turmeric powder and ¾ tsp coriander powder.

adding cream to make aloo gobi masala recipe

10. stir and mix well.

preparing aloo gobi masala recipe

11. keep stirring at intervals and continue to saute the masala mixture till the fat starts to leave the sides. this sauting takes approx 8-10 mins on a low to medium flame, after the cashew paste is added.

preparing masala for aloo gobi curry recipe

12. add the blanched gobi and 2 medium sized chopped aloo (approx 2 to 2.5 cups diced potatoes).

add gobi florets - aloo gobi recipe

13. stir and pour 2 cups water or veg stock. season with salt as required.

preparing restaurant style aloo gobi recipe

14. cover the pan with lid and simmer on a low to medium flame till the potatoes and cauliflower are cooked well. they should not fall apart but should be cooked till tender. on a low flame it took me about 40 mins. if you are in a hurry, then cook in a pressure cooker and add about 1 to 1.5 cups water.

preparing restaurant style aloo gobi recipe

15. the aloo gobi gravy would become creamy and thicken by the time the veggies are cooked. lastly add ½ tsp crushed kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves), ¼ to ½ tsp garam masala powder and 2 tbsp cream. stir the aloo gobi curry and simmer without the lid for half a minute.

restaurant style aloo gobi curry recipe

16. serve aloo gobi masala with rotis, parathas or naan. you can also serve aloo gobi curry with steamed basmati rice or jeera rice or saffron rice.

aloo gobi restaurant style recipe, aloo gobi curry recipe

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i started in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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61 comments/reviews

  1. Hi, I strictly followed your recipe and it came out really tasty, but it was not much spicy or like typical Punjabi restaurant dishes. It was totally looked like the pic you shared of the dish. So can you please help me that when you prepare how it actually taste like?
    Sorry for little dumb question but i really wanted to know 🙂

    • mausam, the gravy has mild sweet notes with the tang from the tomatoes. the recipe is not spicy. authentic punjabi food is not spicy. what is served in some restaurants as punjabi food is very oily and spicy with too much of cream or butter or oil at times.

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