Aloo Gobhi ~ Potatoes with Cauliflower



During my vegan days, the biggest appreciation that came to me was how vegetarians are able to make their mind towards cooking variety and delicious food. As carnivores, our mind is always centering around non-vegetarian dishes, which are easier to cook, I feel. When I couldn’t have them, my challenge was to get the folks at home to eat what I was cooking. I would limit my non-veg cooking to once a week and somehow they accepted it, even though they weren’t happy with the same. I am still trying to do it, but not with the same level of push. I have always cribbed how difficult it is to make my folks have vegetarian food, even though I feel now with my constant effort, things are changing for good, Alhamdulillah and I am sincerely hoping it gets better… πŸ™‚


Aloo (potatoes) and gobhi (cauliflower) are both vegetables that get a lukewarm response from HD and the kids. I love potatoes and B loves cauliflower. I have always wondered how to make this classic combination and somehow would get turned off seeing the recipes for this dish, but once while browsing through my cut-outs I noticed this simple recipe that I had saved up from the Vanitha magazine eons ago. There are no onions, no tomatoes, no ginger garlic paste, just oil, some cumin, some spices and the star ingredients – potatoes and cauliflower. Nothing is lost in the bargain, in fact, I am so happy to have come across this super simple recipe that can make your dinner time absolutely stress free. The major work is only chopping the potatoes and taking off the cauliflower florets, and the remaining is just a breeze. We love it so much with chapathis and is a constant repeat on those blank nights when I don’t know what to make. Hehe… Off to the recipe….




Loving that blue bowl? It was a gift from Huma… totally rustic, isn’t it? <3


5 from 1 vote

Aloo Gobhi ~ Potatoes with Cauliflower

Course Vegetarian
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 meduim potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 400 gm cauliflower separated as florets
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 green chillies minced
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish


  • Boil the potatoes in water for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat the oil and fry the cumin and chillies briefly.
  • Add the cauliflower florets along with the spice powders and saute for five minutes.
  • Add in the potatoes, and sprinkle in around 1/2 cup water. Add salt.
  • Cover and cook on simmer till done.
  • Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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  1. Ha ha yes I can understand your struggle!! Simple and filling side anytime , a simple pepper and cumin tadka brings out lot of flavors in curries!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priya…

  2. This looks simple yet very delicious!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie…

  3. I totally understand how difficult it is to think of a dish that suits everyone’s likes.
    I am using mustard oil these days for aloo gobi , may be the tartness it brings anyway the dish is moving faster.
    Love that bowl.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I am not a fan of the smell of mustard oil so don’t even buy a bottle of it… Thank you so much Meena…

  4. 5 stars
    That looks fabulous & so simple too!
    Vegetables just take so much time to clean and chop.
    Cauliflower’s in season so I need to get some gobi recipes up also.
    Commentluv doesn’t seem to luv my blog posts so I’ll just c&p my latest post for Red Velvet Snowball cookies here-

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Bibi… wondering why the CommentLv is not working for you….

  5. This time s a staple food in my house with some hot roti and dal.. looks yumm.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Rumana…

  6. Truely a comfort food and high on nutrition. Thanks Rafee for the recipe

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Shanaz…

  7. This looks yummy!! Wish I could try a bit through the computer! –

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Gingi…

  8. Totally agree that nonveg is much easier to make .After the tiresome job of cutting the vegetables and cooking all you get is frowned faces on the table.Recently my little munch kin just smells the vegetables under cooking and shifts gear to yogurt or honey with chapati ????.I too love this prep and often repeated on menu .love the clicks and props.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… I really know how terrible that feels… πŸ˜€ Thank you so much Nusrath…

  9. I know, non veg is so easy to make ansd so easy to please also.. I love this combo in veg but my better half disagrees to this in menu πŸ™

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Chitra… πŸ™‚

  10. Simple and healthy,love it

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Suja…

  11. I always settle for Aalu gobhi when I can’t think of making anything else. I love it as a sandwich filling as well. Loved the blue bowl. Is it from Jaipur?

  12. Just a suggestion dear. Next time when you make it add a pinch of cardamom powder when you finish off. It tastes great

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sowmya… I am not a fan of cardamom in my savory dishes, but will try next time… I guess it is from somewhere from there…

  13. This sounds like the version my mom used to make when we were kids….I loved it…some dal and roti to go with this stir fry …ahh yumm….it has come out so perfect..i want to eat it off the screen

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

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