Aloo Gobi


Traditional Indian dish made of spiced cauliflower and potatoes. This dish is steamed and then fried in oil making it intentionally dry and somewhat crispy. WARNING: This dish is extremely spicy, which is the way I like it. However, if you don't like your food that spicy, feel free to cut down on the serrano pepper and/or cayenne pepper. Also, I would recommend serving this with a side of raita or plain yogurt to cool the mouth down after eating.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • ½ teaspoon cumin seed

  • 1 small onion, quartered and sliced

  • 2 serrano chile peppers, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste

  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon garam masala

  • 2 medium baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ head cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat in a large pot. Fry cumin seeds for a few seconds until they turn golden brown and begin to pop. Reduce heat to medium, stir in the onion, and cook until lightly browned. Stir in serrano pepper and ginger; fry for 1 minute. Season with coriander, paprika, turmeric, cayenne, and garam masala; cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.

  2. Stir potatoes and salt into the pot, cover, and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Add cauliflower, cover, and cook until cauliflower steams in its own juices until tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Pour remaining 1 tablespoon of oil around the edges of the pot. Increase heat to medium-high and fry for 3 to 5 minutes to brown, stirring gently to avoid mashing the cauliflower.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

141 Calories
7g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 141
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 408mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 39mg 197%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 497mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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