aloo gobi gravy recipe, how to make aloo gobi curry recipe dhaba style

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aloo gobi gravy recipe, aloo gobi curry recipe

punjabi dhaba style aloo gobi curry recipe - the classic aloo gobi in an onion and tomato based curry simmered with spices.

4.58 from 26 votes
total time:
35minutes

aloo gobi gravy recipe with step by step photos – this is a classic punjabi aloo gobi in an onion and tomato based gravy simmered with spices. this aloo gobi is a dhaba style recipe and tastes very good. i got this recipe from a book where a dhaba owner had shared his dhaba recipes. dhaba are eateries placed on highways and known for their tasty food.

aloo gobi gravy recipe

this aloo gobi has a gravy. so basically it is aloo gobi curry. there are many variations of making aloo gobi recipe all over india. few such variations which you can make at times are:

  1. aloo gobi dry recipe
  2. aloo gobi masala recipe (restaurant style)
  3. aloo phulkopir dalna recipe (potato cauliflower curry from the bengali cuisine)
  4. flower batata rassa recipe (maharashtrian style aloo gobi curry recipe)
  5. aloo gobi matar recipe (another variation where green peas are added)
  6. aloo gobi methi tuk recipe (easy sindhi recipe where fenugreek leaves are added)

this aloo gobi gravy is onion-tomato based and hence this aloo gobi pairs very well with rotis, naan or steamed or jeera rice.

you have to make a paste of the onion, tomatoes, ginger and garlic and saute it in oil for some time after the oil starts to leaves the sides of the masala paste. then add the cauliflower florets, potatoes and simmer till the veggies are cooked.

easy… isn’t it… and delicious too. you can adjust the quantity of spice powders, the way you want. i usually make it a little spicy.

few more dhaba style recipes on blog are:

  1. aloo paratha
  2. dal makhani
  3. dhaba dal fry
  4. dhaba style matar paneer

you can serve aloo gobi hot with rotis, plain parathas, naan or steamed rice or jeera rice.

aloo gobi gravy recipe, aloo gobi curry recipe
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aloo gobi gravy recipe

punjabi dhaba style aloo gobi curry recipe - the classic aloo gobi in an onion and tomato based curry simmered with spices.
course main course
cuisine north indian, punjabi
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 35 minutes
servings 4
rough calories per serving 140 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

main ingredients for aloo gobi gravy

  • 1.5 cups chopped cauliflower (phool gobi) OR 200 grams of gobi
  • 1.5 cups chopped or diced potatoes (aloo) OR 4 medium sized potatoes
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder), optional
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 to 1.5 cups water for pressure cooking and 2 to 2.5 cups for cooking in a pot/pan. add as required
  • 2.5 to 3 cups water for blanching cauliflower
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves), crushed
  • few coriander leaves (dhania patta), for garnishing

for grind to paste

  • 1 large onion - roughly chopped
  • 1 large tomato - roughly chopped
  • ½ inch ginger (adrak)
  • 2 to 3 small to medium garlic cloves (lahsun)

how to make aloo gobi gravy recipe

preparation for aloo gobi gravy recipe

  1. firstly remove the gobi/cauliflower florets. wash them in running water.

  2. then boil 2.5 to 3 cups of water in a pan with salt. close the burner.
  3. add the gobi/cauliflower florets in the salted warm water and keep covered for 5 to 6 minutes. this step is optional. 

  4. peel and dice the potatoes.
  5. make a smooth paste in a blender with the onion, tomato, ginger and garlic. no need to add water while making the paste.

making aloo gobi gravy

  1. heat oil in a pan or kadai. add the ground paste and stir.
  2. be careful as it splutters when you add it to the oil.
  3. add all the spice powders one by one.
  4. fry till the oil leaves the sides of the masala paste.
  5. continue frying till the whole masala, comes together and changes color with oil leaving the sides.
  6. add the chopped cauliflower and potatoes. stir.
  7. then add water, salt and stir.
  8. cover and cook till the potatoes and cauliflower are cooked and tender.
  9. check a couple of times. if the water dries up too much whilst cooking, then add some more water.
  10. lastly add crushed kasuri methi and simmer aloo gobi gravy for 1 to 2 minutes.

  11. stir in chopped coriander leaves or garnish.
  12. serve aloo gobi gravy hot with rotis, naan or steamed rice or jeera rice.

recipe notes

  • you can adjust the quantity of spice powders, the way you want.

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preparation for aloo gobi  gravy recipe

1. firstly remove the gobi (cauliflower florets). the cauliflower florets should be about 1.5 cups. i used around 200 grams of gobi.

aloo gobi curry recipe

2. wash them in running water.

aloo gobi curry recipe

3. then boil 2.5 to 3 cups of water in a pan with salt.

aloo gobi curry recipe

4. once the water bubbles, close the burner.

aloo gobi curry recipe

5. add the gobi in the salted warm water and keep covered for 5 to 6 minutes. this step is optional. i do it to get rid of insects.

aloo gobi curry recipe

6. peel and dice the potatoes. the diced potatoes should be around 1.5 cups. i used 4 medium sized potatoes.

aloo gobi curry recipe

7. chop 1 large sized onion, 1 large sized tomato, 1 inch ginger (peeled) and 2-3 garlic cloves.

aloo gobi curry recipe

8. add the chopped onion, tomato, ginger and garlic to the blender jar.

aloo gobi curry recipe

9. make a smooth paste in a blender with the onion, tomato, ginger and garlic. no need to add water while making the paste.

aloo gobi curry recipe

making aloo gobi gravy

10. measure and keep all the spice powders ready. take about ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon red chili powder, 1 teaspoon of coriander powder, ½  teaspoon of garam masala powder. you can take about ½ to 1 teaspoon of crushed kasuri methi which has to be added towards the end.

aloo gobi curry recipe

11. heat 2 to 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan or kadai. add the ground paste and stir. be careful as it splutters when you add it to the oil.

aloo gobi curry recipe

12. mix and stir well.

aloo gobi curry recipe

13. add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder.

aloo gobi curry recipe

15. stir well.

aloo gobi curry recipe

16. fry till the oil leaves the sides of the masala paste. you have to continue frying till the whole masala,comes together and changes color with oil leaving the sides.

aloo gobi curry recipe

17. add the blanched cauliflower florets.

aloo gobi curry recipe

18. also add the chopped potatoes along with 2 to 2.5 cups of water.

aloo gobi curry recipe

19. add salt as required.

aloo gobi curry recipe

20. stir well.

aloo gobi curry recipe

21. cover and cook till aloo and gobi are cooked and tender.

aloo gobi curry recipe

22. check a couple of times. if the water dries up too much whilst cooking, then add some more water.

aloo gobi curry recipe

23. lastly add ½ to 1 teaspoon of crushed kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves) and simmer aloo gobi gravy for 1 to 2 minutes.

aloo gobi curry recipe

24. add few chopped coriander leaves for garnish.

aloo gobi curry recipe

serve aloo gobi curry hot with rotis, naan or steamed rice or jeera rice or rumali roti.

aloo gobi curry recipe

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com 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 greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Sorry Actually it’s vermecilli (saviya) I want that vermecilli spicy recipe.. with onions, chilli powder hope u got me but plzz can u

  2. Loved it … I’ll definitely try this today 😊.. can u plzz add semolina(sooji) spicy recipe I found sweet recipe but I want spicy ..can u upload or have u uploaded ?? I couldn’t find it in ur site.. thnx

    • Welcome Fazila. Could you tell in more detail which spicy semolina recipe you are looking for?

  3. Hello, can I skip grinding onion tomatoes etc and chop and cook them instead ? Will it taste just as good ?

    • if you chop them, then the taste will be different, but will be good. so you can chop them. but finely chop both onions and tomatoes.

  4. nice one nice Resupply

    • Thanks Reshma

  5. Hi Dasanna ji..I love ur recipes. Infact 5 star rating is very less to appreciate u.I prepared so many recipes of urs and they r awesome.can u plz upload recipes of marwari homemade cuisine.I love to eat in RAJASATHAN BOJANALAY only bcoz of their homemade curries.so plz share those recipes…love ur recipes again..

    • thanks a lot aishwarya. i know only a few marwari recipes but have not yet added them. i have had rajasthani thalis in restaurants and love it. i do plan to cover each regional indian cuisine one by one. so i will add marwari recipes also. you can let me know what recipes you are looking for. so that i can add them in my recipe requests notes. these days i am only adding recipe requests more often than the recipes which i make at home.

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