aloo gobi

aloo gobi recipe with video and step by step pics – easy, simple, homely and tasty dry aloo gobi made with 6 ingredients. if you want to make a curry version, then you can check this dhaba style aloo gobi gravy.

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this simple punjabi recipe of dry aloo gobi should have been one of my earlier posts. i wonder why it took so long for me to post a recipe that is a regular at home and also the family favorite. i think, things we make every day or see every day, often get overlooked. as they say, the grass is greener on the other side.

i have had many different varieties of aloo gobi. this recipe is the way we make it at home and a family recipe. it is my mom-in-law’s special recipe. most of her recipes are easy and quick to make and yet taste delicious.

initially, when i used to cook this dish, i just couldn’t get the gobi to get cooked. as a result, i would add some water and steam and thus the dish would become soggy and mushy. after many trials and errors, i have mastered the art of cooking this aloo gobi dish. it just requires patience and slow cooking. plus the gobi (cauliflower) and aloo (potatoes) have to be sauteed for some time before they are steamed.

apart from cauliflower and potatoes, ginger, red chili powder and garam masala is also added. so this aloo gobi sabzi derives it main flavor and aroma from ginger, red chili powder and garam masala. the dish has the gingery taste in it. so if you like ginger then you will like this aloo gobi ki sabzi.

this is dry sabzi and goes very well with rotis, chapatis or bread. it can also be had as a side vegetable dish with the main course of dal-rice.

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how to make aloo gobi

1. first chop 1 medium sized cauliflower or gobi in medium florets. rinse the cauliflower florets very well in water. boil water to which some salt has been added and take it in a bowl or pan. add the cauliflower florets. cover the bowl and blanch them in the hot water. i usually get cauliflower, which takes a lot of time to cook. so i blanch the florets for 15 to 20 minutes. but you can blanch for a few minutes to 5 minutes.

meanwhile, peel and slice 5 to 6 medium-sized potatoes in wedges. after 15 to 20 minutes, drain the cauliflower and keep aside. the step of blanching is optional and is only done if there are insects in the cauliflower.

gobi for aloo gobi recipe

2. in a kadai or thick bottomed pan, heat oil or ghee (clarified butter).

ghee for aloo gobi recipe

3. lower the flame and add the potato wedges.

aloo for aloo gobi recipe

4. stir the potatoes well and saute them on a low flame or sim for 6 to 7 minutes. stir a couple of times when sauteing them.

aloo for aloo gobi recipe

5. add the cauliflower and saute for 3-4 minutes. continue to stir in between.

gobi for aloo gobi recipe

6. add 4 tsp chopped ginger. stir again very well.

ginger for aloo gobi recipe

7. spice up the aloo gobi with ½ tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder and salt as required.

spices for aloo gobi recipe

8. stir again very well so that the spices are mixed uniformly in the sabzi and coat the veggies also evenly.

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cooking aloo gobi

9. cover the pan with its lid tightly.

making aloo gobi recipe

10. simmer for 18 to 20 minutes on a low flame. timing will vary with the size, depth and quality of the pan and flame intensity.

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11. in between for a couple of times, remove the lid and stir well.

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12. cover and then again continue to cook. do not add any water.

making aloo gobi sabzi recipe

13. once the potatoes and cauliflower have cooked, sprinkle ½ tsp garam masala powder and mix it with the entire aloo gobi sabzi.

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14. serve aloo gobi with roti or parathas and a bowl of curd (yogurt) or bread. the recipe also makes for a tiffin box brunch or lunch. if you want you can garnish with a few coriander leaves.

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more veggies recipes you may like

  • aloo methi – punjabi style recipe of potatoes with fenugreek leaves.
  • jeera aloo – an easy and quick recipe of potatoes spiced with cumin seeds.
  • potato fry – simple, easy and tasty recipe of potato fry.
  • cauliflower fry – easy and quick cauliflower recipe inspired from the kerala cuisine.

Aloo Gobi

4.82 from 11 votes
this is an easy, simple and delicious homely aloo gobi ki sabji.
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Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:55 mins
Course:side dish
Cuisine:north indian,punjabi
Servings (change the number to scale):4
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

INGREDIENTS

  • 400 to 450 grams cauliflower or 1 medium sized cauliflower, florets removed and rinsed
  • 300 to 350 grams potatoes or 5 to 6 medium size potatoes, sliced in wedges
  • 1.5 to 2 inches ginger , chopped or 4 teaspoons chopped ginger
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder (or deghi mirch)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • a few coriander leaves for garnish - optional
  • 4 tablespoon oil or ghee (clarified butter)
  • salt as required

INSTRUCTIONS

preparation

  • first chop 1 medium sized cauliflower in medium florets. rinse the cauliflower florets very well in water. boil water to which some salt has been added and take it a bowl or pan. 
  • add the cauliflower florets. cover the bowl and blanch them in the hot water. i usually get cauliflower, which takes lot of time to cook. so i blanch the florets for 15 to 20 minutes. but you can blanch for a few minutes to 5 minutes.
  • meanwhile slice the potatoes in wedges. after 15 to 20 minutes, drain the cauliflower and keep aside. 
  • the step of blanching is optional and is only done if there are insects in the cauliflower.

making aloo gobi

  • in a kadai or thick bottomed pan, heat oil or ghee.
  • lower the flame and add the aloo/potato wedges.
  • stir the potatoes well and saute them on a low flame or sim for 6 to 7 minutes. stir a couple of times when sauteing them.
  • now drain the cauliflower and add them. saute cauliflower for 3-4 minutes. continue to stir in between.
  • add chopped ginger. stir again very well. spice up the gobi and aloo with turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt.
  • stir again very well, so that the spices are mixed uniformly in the sabzi and coat the veggies also evenly.

cooking aloo gobi

  • cover the pan with its lid tightly. simmer the aloo gobi 18 to 20 minutes on a low flame. timing will vary with the size, depth and quality of the pan and flame intensity.
  • in between for a couple of times, remove the lid and stir well. cover and then again continue to cook. do not add any water.
  • once the potatoes and cauliflower have cooked, sprinkle garam masala powder and mix it with the entire gobi aloo sabzi
  • serve aloo gobi ki sabji with rotis or parathas and a bowl of curd or bread. 
  • the recipe also makes for a tiffin box brunch or lunch. if you want you can garnish aloo gobi sabzi with a few coriander leaves.

RECIPE VIDEO

NUTRITION INFO (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Aloo Gobi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 627mg27%
Potassium 618mg18%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 56.8mg69%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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83 comments/reviews

  1. Hi
    i have tried some of ur recipes, all are Awsome, i am not able to comment on matter paneer recipe box for comments so am writing here,
    Mattar paneer was toòooo guuuud nd as usual lunch box came back EMPTY,
    many thanx for making our life easy by giving such recipes which help us to add variety to our daily cooking,
    Keep uo d gud work,
    One suggestion – any new recipe posted by u should be easily seen on d front page of ur blog for ppl like me,
    thanks, God bless .

    • thanks a lot jaya for this feedback. i will check the issue with comment section on matar paneer post. all the new recipes are posted on the front page. thats how the website is designed. all the latest recipes are on the home page. let me know if you see old posts or recipes.

  2. I have just discovered your wonderful cooking site, and want to thank you for the wealth of recipes, the clear instructions and esp, that you have included step-by-step photos. That is so confidence inspiring! My first recipe to try will be this aloo gobi, I order the dish whenever we visit an Indian restaurant..
    I wonder if you would consider linking your recipes to Pinterest?

    • thankyou so much dolores for your kind and encouraging words 🙂 surely try and let us know how the aloo gobi was? we are working on our blog will place the pinterest soon on our pictures thanks.

  3. Wow thats nice I am pakistani but i live indian dishes so you did great job
    Yasir
    Saudi arabia

  4. amazing great job the end product looks beautiful and yummy!! I like this recipe its easy and simple and all these ingredients are easily at hand! thank the lord for your website…i would be a complete mess without it lol…5/5 stars!! =)5 stars

  5. Amazing to see Kashish’s comments. I have a daughter named Kashish too. The reason it’s amazing is that my wife has gone to India for a couple of weeks and I have been trying my best to take care of stuff, you know!

    I tried your recipe for Aloo-Gobi, except that I added Jeera w/ Oil, and did not add ‘Garam Masala’, because I could not find it 🙂

    The end-product was amazing and it was so simple. Thanks and now I am looking forward to trying out some of your other recipes when my wife gets back home. I realize how hard it is for someone to do this on a daily basis.

  6. Hi Daasna,

    All your receipes are just too good. I miss my mummy a lot after making all the dishes. Surf almost all receipes on the Internet but always end up trying with your instructions only.

    Thanks for being a great support.

    Keep up the good work.

  7. Thank you for your great recipe. I tried it yesterday and my wife loves Aloo Gobi, it came
    out wonderful. now I am preparing to learn Paneer Tikka this weekend and will follow your
    advise.

  8. Hi Dassana,
    thank you for a great dry aloo gobi recipe. Delicious! Just tried it. I have also had instances of the cauliflower not cooking at the same rate as potatoes and then -tempted to speed up the process- adding a little bit of water to find that the whole thing turns into a mushy mess…

    I got around that recently by sauteeing the potatoes until they are nice and golden, putting them aside on a plate; cooking the gobi separately till it is nice and not too soft and then combining the two. Might not be the traditional way but it is foolproof! Hope this tip helps everybody 🙂5 stars

    • thanks maria for the feedback. the tip you have shared is such a good one. agree its much better if the cauliflower refuses to cook. the tip will surely help the other readers as well.

  9. Hi Dasanna,

    This recipe looks really mouth watering. I have tried making Gobhi a couple of times. But every time it takes a long time to cook. To ensure that they are cooked properly i have even boiled them in hot water with some salt. However, the amount of time taken to cook continues to remain the same. Is it because of the quality of the vegetable or some other reason?

    • it is due to the quality of the vegetables. i have had once an experience with gobi like this. the gobi refused to cook even after steaming and sauting for a lot of time. the potatoes were cooked and became so soft and mashable and the gobi was just not cooking. finally in desperation i added water and steamed the gobi and we had a mushy aloo gobi.

  10. Dassana, I’ve been following your recipes for quite a while already, but this is the first time I’m commenting. First of all I’d like to thank you for your amazing website and your recipes.

    I like this simple version of aloo gobi, but the absence of sauce and the long sauteeing make the potatoes prone to sticking to the pan. If I’d use a non-stick pan this would not be an issue, but I don’t want to use such a pan because they seem to lack durability. You mention “a kadai or thick bottomed pan” in this recipe, so I bought a thick-bottomed enameled Dutch oven. I’ve found that even with a adequate layer of oil, onions quickly tend to stick to the bottom of the pan, as do potatoes. It gets worse as more oil is absorbed by the onions and other ingredients. So an enameled pan seems wholly unsuitable to cook a dish like this.

    So my question is, what kind of cookware do you use? Non-stick, steel or cast iron perhaps? And what kind of cookware would you recommend for this recipe in specific? I, and probably other readers as well, would appreciate it if you could give some advice on cookware and kitchen equipment in general in some sort of FAQ page.

    • thanks alexander. simple recipes liked these which do not have any sauce, are best made in a kadai or wok. i use the iron kadai which i have. even a good sturdy steel kadai makes the job easier. dutch oven is best used for making gravies or sauce based dishes or a biryani or pilaf. when i make this dish, after all the sauteing is done, i cover the kadai and cook. so the steam helps in cooking. a sprinkling of water also helps at times. a kadai or a shallow frying pan does not have much depth as compared to a dutch oven. the there should not be too much of space between the lid and the food. a smaller space helps the steam to condense and cook the veggies quickly. you can use a frying pan too. just cover the veggies tightly with a lid.

      btw i haven’t used onions in this recipe. but as you mentioned, the onions do absorb a lot of oil if using such pans. i suggest you to go for a very good iron kadai or a sturdy steel kadai. the kadai should be heavy. if its light, then the food gets stuck. you don’t need to season them if you use them often. they are also good for making halwa or puddings like carrot halwa or semolina halwa and even for deep frying like pooris or samosas. you can make any dry veggie dish in the kadai. there are different sizes available. best is to buy yourself rather than buying online. non stick is also good. but not everybody uses non stick.

      i will be considering your suggestion. i have got a few more suggestions from readers and will try to add them in the blog.

  11. Excellent recipe. Suggest write tips on how to cut and clean Gobi since it sometimes has worms in it which have to be carefully seen and washed away.

  12. no body at home simply i thought of doing dinner at home itself
    for my bro ,dad and my baby khushi …i felt so
    easy to do it …..thanks….

  13. This is how i always wanted my aloo gobhi to be, but could never get it, till i tried your recipe. What can i say, you are my new favorite person. Thanks for posting this.5 stars

  14. Hi, Thanks for this recipe. I have been a vegetarian all my life and I simply love Aloo Gobi(I love aloos and my mum gobis!). I am definitely going to try this tonite… I will certainly update you on the results… Hopefully it turns out well. Well, gotta go out and get my hands on some good gobi! Do continue to give us lots of no-onion, no-garlic recipes. Thank you again.

    • thanks ambeca. this recipe is a bit tricky. so if the gobi does not cook, then just add some water and cover the pan. the gobi will cook faster. also use a heavy based pan or kadai so that the veggies don’t stick at the bottom.

  15. Hi, I tried this vegetable for dinner for the first time. it came out very well and tasty. it was simpleto make. pls post some more veg subzi recipes..
    thank you

  16. I tried making the sabzi this way but it got all mashed up with the aloo. The pieces started breaking. What am I doing wrong?

    • i think the cauliflower must have got overcooked. once the cauliflower and potatoes are cooked… thats it, switch off the fire… if you cook more than the cauliflower will get mushy. it also depends on the quality of veggies. i have had made aloo gobi with cauliflower which took ages to cook.

      another way to cook the aloo gobi is too not to cover the kadai or pan at all. in this case you have to stir the sabzi for some times so that they do not stick to the bottom of the pan. this method takes a longer time than the one in the above recipe.

  17. Too verbose. Simple and great recipe, you should try to write simple and short as well. Too many words.

  18. Simple and excellent recipe. Loved it and cannot wait to try it. Thanks again for sharing this great recipe.

  19. Wow !
    I have never seen a more beautiful looking Aloo Gobi – the colors are captivating. Very Inviting.

    I don’t know whether to admire the camera or the camera Person but the dish is certainly worth admiring and worth trying.Thank you and your mother in law

    -Jagan

    • Long Long back in human history it was said
      ” The way to a Man’s Heart is through his Stomach ”
      Seduction of Man through food is an age old practice.
      I was only elaborating that point a bit.

      Sorry you found parts of my remarks dis tasteful.
      Your editing was crisp.
      You should be made a Film Censor board member.

      -jagan

      • i deleted part of your comment, because it would have been offensive to many readers from india.

        while maintaining a website i have to consider many factors. i am glad you have understood my position.

  20. hey thats so mouth watering…gobhi was that vegetable which was out of my list….but now will surely try it…thank u

  21. This is the first time I am cooking Aloo gobi and I found your recipe closest to how my mom, my grandma and my sisters made when I was growing up. Thanks for keeping it simple to cook and not add unwanted ingredients.

  22. What a refreshingly simple twist on a classic. I always mush up my gobi too much, but will try with more patience the next time 🙂

    • i used to mush up this recipe very much in the beginning and would never get it right. I did not have the patience to cook it then and it does require a slow process of cooking.

  23. I have just found your blog through tastespotting and it’s great!! I am adding you to my blogroll 🙂