Aloo Gobi

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Aloo Gobi is a classic Indian main dish or side that marries perfectly tender potatoes and cauliflower with a blend of spices, aromatics, and tomatoes. It’s deeply nourishing and comforting, easy to make, and budget-friendly!
Prep 25 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Total 50 minutes
5 from 78 votes

One of the most popular recipes across India and Pakistan is Aloo Gobi. In my version, potatoes and cauliflower are roasted to golden perfection before being tossed in a deeply flavorful, warm, and slightly tangy masala. It’s hearty and nourishing while still being budget-friendly, easy to make, and naturally vegan. 

Table of Contents:
1. What is Aloo Gobi?
2. The best method to cook aloo gobi at home
3. Ingredient notes
4. Step-by-step instructions
5. Tips for making this recipe
6. Frequently Asked Questions
7. Recipe card with notes

Aloo Gobi in a white bowl  on a brown tile table.

What is Aloo Gobi?

Aloo gobi is an Indian dish made from potatoes (aloo) and cauliflower (gobi) as well as Indian spices, aromatics, and herbs. It’s (1) hearty and flavorful, (2) budget-friendly, and (3) naturally vegan. AKA it checks all the boxes!

The aloo gobi recipe originated in the Punjab region of India. It’s such a simple and comforting dish, and you can find all kinds of variations of the recipe across the regions of India and from family to family.

There are typically two types of aloo gobi: the dry version, also called a sabji in Hindi, and the curried version, which contains gravy/sauce.

The former is most associated with home cooking and involves just two components: (1) the vegetables (aloo and gobi) and (2) the masala (a blend of spices, aromatics, and usually tomatoes). That’s the version I’ve made for you! 

At restaurants, the potatoes and cauliflower are typically deep fried before being cooked in a rich, oily gravy. While I’m not opposed to deep frying, I prefer to limit it to recipes that give you something that is both crunchy and significantly better than the alternative, like in my Gobi Manchurian.

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And the best news: you can achieve incredible results at home by taking a slightly non-traditional and more hands off route. More on that below. 

Overhead view of a spoon in pan of aloo gobi on a brown table.

The best method to cook aloo gobi at home 

Traditionally, aloo gobi is made by toasting the aromatics and spices in a skillet, then adding the cauliflower and potatoes to steam-sauté. While this sounds like an easy one-pot meal, this method comes with several obstacles:

  1. Cauliflower and potatoes don’t cook at the same rate. The cauliflower may be soggy by the time the potatoes are done. 
  2. They have to be cooked on low heat to prevent burning. And to prevent the vegetables from drying out, you need to add some water to the pan. This waters down the flavor and leads to some sogginess. 
  3. You could be waiting for them to cook through for up to 45 minutes!

Solution 1? 

You can try avoiding some of these issues by deep frying or pan frying the veg beforehand.

Deep frying is delicious but can be messy and intimidating and not necessarily weeknight-friendly. And pan-frying requires you to cook the potatoes and cauliflower separately. That’s at least 20 extra minutes of active cooking (you can’t just walk away from the pan).

Solution 2? 

You pre-cook the vegetables by steaming them instead. However, when we tried this, the entire dish tasted like sad steamed cauliflower (the same goes for boiling and blanching).

Five tests into this experiment, I remembered the method I already rely on for cauliflower and potatoes… Roasting!

Roasting cauliflower and potatoes is superior for home cooks for a few reasons:

1. It’s hands-off. No need to flip the veg at all! That extra time can be used to prep your masala and start cooking it on the stove.

2. It’s SO delicious. The veg takes on a gorgeous golden brown color and their natural sugars caramelize in the dry heat of the oven. Roasted cauliflower = 100x better than steamed cauliflower. 

3. It’s easy. Toss your veggies with oil, salt, and pepper, then pop the pans in the oven!

4. Maximal flavor with maximal efficiency. The combination of dry heat + fat infuses a lot more flavor into the veggies than if they were steam-sautéed in a pot together. As a result, they only need a quick 5 minutes to be coated in the masala.  

Side view of aloo gobi in a deep sauté pan on a brown table.

Ingredient notes 

Roasted vegetables are tossed in an aromatic and beautifully spiced masala made from these ingredients:

ingredients for Aloo Gobi recipe laid out on light brown tiled surface with ingredients labeled.

Potatoes and cauliflower

AKA aloo and gobi! For the potatoes, go with a waxy yet starchy variety, like Yukon Golds. Their starchy, waxy, and creamy interior is what makes them the “Goldilocks” of the potato world.

  • Substitute: Russet potatoes will work if that’s all you can find but they may get a little softer in the oven.

As for the cauliflower, a medium or small-medium-sized cauliflower head will work great. 

Classic Indian aromatics 

The masala includes a handful of classic aromatics used in Indian cooking. Onions, ginger, garlic, and green chiles start this recipe off on a super flavorful journey before tomatoes come in and add the necessary tang and very subtle sweetness.

  • Substitute: You can sub canned diced tomatoes in place of fresh tomatoes in an equal amount. 

Whole spices 

The beauty of aloo gobi is that there is no one way to make it. I like to start mine by toasting whole cumin seeds and a small piece of cinnamon stick. You won’t usually find cinnamon in aloo gobi but it added something special to our test #7 that the other versions were missing.

Ground spices 

You’ll almost always find turmeric, coriander, and red chili powder in aloo gobi. There are two more spices you may not be as familiar with: amchur powder and asafoetida (known as hing in Hindi). 

Amchur is the powder from dried, unripe mangoes. It’s tangy and refreshing, making it a bright addition to chutneys, marinades, and many other Indian dishes. You can read more about amchur in this article by Serious Eats.

Asafoetida lends a quintessentially Indian flavor that is hard to describe in words. It’s noticeably pungent and a bit funky, but don’t let this dissuade you because it really adds a special something. But if you’re allergic to gluten, skip it, as most varieties contain small amounts of gluten. The brand Pure Indian Foods has a GF option.

Tips for buying: You can buy all these spices at your local Indian grocer, or online. This is the brand of asafoetida my mom has used for decades (affiliate link). 

Substitute: No amchur? Stir in extra lime or lemon juice at the end to achieve that tangy flavor. No asafoetida? Just omit it. And if you don’t have a mild red chili powder like Kashmiri chili powder, use ¾ tsp paprika + ¼ tsp cayenne instead. 

Finishing spices 

Last but not least, my aloo gobi is finished with two more spices: garam masala and fenugreek leaves, AKA kasoori methi. They add a distinctively bold, savory, and pungent flavor that can’t be replicated with anything else.

The two are technically listed as optional ingredients but if you visit an Indian grocery store, I’d consider them a must-buy! As they come together, they add the je ne sais quoi flavor that you usually only find in Indian restaurants and dishes like my Tofu Tikka Masala and Malai Kofta.

Step-by-step instructions

Cut the potatoes into 1-inch chunks/cubes. Cut the cauliflower into small-medium sized florets. 

Chopped potatoes and cauliflower on a cutting board.

Roast the vegetables. Lay the potatoes on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Drizzle them with some oil and a few pinches of salt and pepper, then toss to combine.

Add the cauliflower to a second baking sheet (without parchment, for better browning). Season with oil, salt, and pepper.

Roast both pans until the cauliflower and potatoes are starting to brown in some spots and feel tender, but not soft.

Prepare the masala while you wait. Heat some oil in a deep sauté pan. Once it shimmers, add the cinnamon stick and cumin seeds. Toast and stir until they darken in color and the cumin seeds start dancing in the pan.

Now add the onions.

Once the onions are golden brown, add the garlic, ginger, turmeric, and asafoetida. Stir frequently for 1-2 minutes.

Stir the amchur, coriander, chile powder, serrano pepper, tomatoes, salt, and pepper into the pan.

Let the mixture simmer until the tomatoes have almost melted into the masala.

Now add in the roasted cauliflower and potatoes.

Gently stir to coat the veggies in the masala. Cook for 5 minutes, tossing occasionally to make sure every piece is well coated and cooks evenly.

Crush the kasuri methi with your hands. Stir them into the pan, along with the garam masala and vegan butter.

Turn off the heat and let the aloo gobi rest for 5 minutes.

To finish, stir in the cilantro and the lemon or lime juice. Season to taste with more salt and/or garam masala. Discard the cinnamon stick and enjoy!

Tips for making this recipe

Use these helpful recipe tips to make the best version of this Indian side dish or main:

Make a trip to your Indian market.

Unless your pantry is already stocked with Indian spices, I highly recommend visiting your local Indian grocery store. It’s the best place to find spices you might not already have, and you’ll be able to make the best possible version of this dish. Plus, they’re so much more affordable than your standard grocery store!

Remember to look for amchur powder during your visit, as it’s commonly used in aloo gobi. My favorite online spice brand, Burlap & Barrel, also sells a fantastic amchur powder grown on a family farm in the most famous mango-growing region of India. 

Roast the veggies on two sheet pans.

I know it’s tempting to shove both the cauliflower and potatoes onto the same sheet pan, but an overcrowded pan leads to steamed (AKA sad) vegetables. Giving the veggies room to sprawl out on their own pans allows for the heat to circulate around each piece, leading to beautifully browned and tender vegetables.

Quick tip: Roast the potatoes on a parchment paper-lined pan to prevent sticking. Cauliflower, on the other hand, browns better on an unlined pan (but if you want to save time on cleanup, line the pan).

Go gentle on the spiciness 

Most of the heat in this dish comes from the serrano pepper. To avoid overwhelming this dish, I just make a small slit in the pepper instead of dicing it up and sauteeing it like usual. However, if you don’t like spicy food at all, omit it. 

If you like spicy food, make an even bigger slit. This really brings the heat! I love spicy food but I still prefer to use a small slit so the heat isn’t overpowering.

For extra richness, add a little butter

Vegan butter, of course! Stirring in a knob of butter when you add the garam masala and fenugreek leaves adds an indulgent mouthfeel to the finished dish.

Overhead view of aloo gobi in a deep sauté pan on a brown table.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I buy the spices needed for this recipe?

All of the spices you need will be at your local Indian grocery store! If you don’t have one, you can order them online instead.

Rani is a reputable brand that is sold on Amazon that I use with good results. And as I’ve mentioned, my favorite sustainable spice brand, Burlap and Barrel, sells most of these spices.

How should I serve aloo gobi?

It’s traditionally served as-is with roti and chapati on the side to scoop up every bite. It’s also fantastic served over rice with a scoop of coconut yogurt or Vegan Raita.

If you have extra time, make my Vegan Naan to serve on the side as well. Even store-bought pita bread would be good. I like to char it over an open flame to give it more dimension, then brush some melted vegan butter or oil over each piece.

But what about the protein, you ask? Well, that’s not really how most vegetarian Indian families think of meals. We eat a protein-rich diet full of lentils/beans/split peas, but we don’t evaluate protein content on a meal-by-meal basis.

That said, if you want to eat your aloo gobi with a protein, my favorite (very untraditional) option is to serve roasted chickpeas or baked/fried tofu on the side and mix it all together with the rice. 

You could also serve aloo gobi as a side dish to a bigger entrée, like chickpea curry, palak paneer, or red lentil curry


Can you air fry the potatoes and cauliflower?

I don’t recommend it. You would need to work in two batches because most air fryer baskets aren’t big enough, which defeats the purpose of using a hands-off, low-fuss method. Roasting is truly superior here because you can cook both veggies at once and a simple toss in oil is all it takes to bring out their flavors. 

How should I store and reheat this dish?

Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 days. 

The best way to retain the great textures is by reheating the leftovers in a frying pan until heated through (as opposed to the microwave). 

Aloo Gobi, naan and lime wedges in a white bowl on a brown tile table.

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Aloo Gobi

5 from 78 votes
Aloo Gobi is a classic Indian main dish or side that marries perfectly tender potatoes and cauliflower with a blend of spices, aromatics, and tomatoes. It’s deeply nourishing and comforting, easy to make, and budget-friendly!
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Serving size: 4 as a side

Ingredients

Potatoes and Cauliflower

  • 1 pound (450g) Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 small-medium head of cauliflower (500g of florets)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons neutral-flavored oil (can use olive oil if you want)
  • Salt and pepper

Masala

  • 2 ½ tablespoons neutral-flavored oil (see Note 2)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1- inch piece of a cinnamon stick (break in half as needed)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1- inch piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped (see Note 3)
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon asafoetida AKA hing; optional (see Note 4)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons amchur powder see Note 4
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon mild red chile powder such as Kashmiri chili powder (Note 4)
  • 1 serrano pepper, slit down the middle just a little (see Note 5)
  • 2 Roma or plum tomatoes (about 8 ounces/227g), finely chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) (optional but recommended) (see Note 6)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala, plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter (optional, for extra richness)
  • 1 big handful cilantro leaves and tender stems
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice (or lemon juice)

Instructions

Roast Potatoes and Cauliflower

  • Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Arrange an oven rack in the top third and in the bottom of the oven.
  • Scrub the potatoes clean (I don’t peel). Slice into 1-inch chunks/cubes. Cut the cauliflower into small-medium sized florets.
  • Transfer potatoes to a parchment paper-lined sheet pan. Drizzle potatoes with 1 TBSP oil and season with a few pinches of salt and pepper. Spread out in a single layer.
  • Add cauliflower to a second sheet pan (I don’t use parchment paper for cauliflower because it browns better, but you can for easier cleanup). Drizzle cauliflower with 1 ½ TBSP oil, and massage it into the nooks and crannies; season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the cauliflower to the top third rack and the potatoes to the bottom. Bake both for 22 to 25 minutes without flipping, or until browned in spots and tender but not super soft. Meanwhile, prep the masala and start cooking it (see Note 1).

Make the Masala

  • Heat the 2 ½ TBSP oil in a 12-inch deep sauté pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Once it shimmers, add cinnamon stick and cumin seeds and toast for 1 to 1 ½ minutes, stirring or shaking the pan frequently, until darker in color and aromatic. Add the onions, season with a pinch of salt, and cook until nicely browned, 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Add in the garlic, ginger, turmeric, and asafoetida, if using. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring very frequently.
  • Add the amchur if using, coriander, chile powder, serrano pepper, tomatoes, salt, and crack in some pepper. Lower the heat as needed if the spices start to stick. Stir well, using the tomato juice to scrape up the browned bits. Simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the tomatoes have softened and almost melted, and the oil starts to separate from the tomatoes.
  • Add roasted cauliflower and potatoes plus any browned bits on the pans. Gently mix to coat in the masala and cook, uncovered, for about 5 minutes. Toss occasionally, until potatoes and cauliflower are well-coated and tender but not soggy, lowering the heat if it starts to stick.
  • Crush the kasuri methi with your hands. Add them into the pan, along with the garam masala and butter, if using. Toss to coat briefly and to melt the butter, if using. Turn off the heat and rest for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, chop the cilantro. Add the cilantro and a couple squeezes of lime or lemon juice to the aloo gobi (more if you didn’t use amchur). Season to taste with salt and more garam masala if desired. Remove the cinnamon stick pieces.

Notes

1. While the cauliflower and potatoes roast, chop the onion, ginger/garlic, and prep the spices. While the onions cook, chop the tomatoes. This multitasking is factored into the prep and cook time.
2. A decent amount of oil is necessary to brown the onions and draw out the most flavor from the aromatics, spices, and tomatoes. We tried this recipe with less oil and it just wasn’t as flavorful and didn’t have the right mouthfeel.
3. If using a stainless steel pan, I prefer to mince or finely chop the ginger (and garlic). If grated very finely, they stick quite a lot to the pan.
4. Asafoetida is known as hing in Hindi and adds a quintessential Indian flavor; omit if you don’t have it or allergic to gluten (it has a small amount). If you don’t amchur, add more lime or lemon juice at finishing. If you don’t have a mild red chile powder, sub with ¾ tsp paprika + ¼ tsp cayenne. All spices are sold at Indian grocers or online.
5. Make just a small slit or incision in the pepper. This adds a gentle heat to the masala. If you want it spicy, make a bigger slit.
6. Fenugreek leaves add a lot of flavor at the end. You can find them at Indian grocers or online. If you don’t have it, you may want to add more garam masala to taste.

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 458mg | Potassium: 925mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 642IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg

Recipe: Nisha Vora / Rainbow Plant Life | Photography: Megan Morello

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148 comments on Aloo Gobi

  1. Sarah Cupp

    5 stars
    I made this for the second time tonight and my teenage son who has proclaimed, “I don’t eat rabbit food,” has asked if he could take the leftovers for lunch. So so good, and worth the trip to the Indian market. I’m in love.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      We’re thrilled the recipe is hit with the both of you! :) Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, Sarah!

  2. Liz Coon

    5 stars
    This was so delicious! I took a trip to the Indian grocery so I had all the ingredients and all the amazing flavors. I’d never tried cumin seed, hing, fenugreek leaves, or vegan butter, so this was very fun to prepare. Next time, I’ll cut the vegetables a bit smaller as mine needed much more than 25 minutes. Thanks for another delicious meal!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Liz, it’s great to hear you had success with the recipe. Thanks for the review!

  3. Laura Rincón

    5 stars
    It wa delicious! I loved it. I had a spinach that I needed to use, to I added it and it was really great! And the lemon at the end was fantastic. I just wish that some day this webpage would be in spanish, so I can share this delicuous food with my family and friends!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      We’re happy you enjoyed the recipe, Laura :)

      And as for the webpage being in Spanish, we’d love to do that in the future, although we don’t have any current plans. I’ll share your feedback with the team!

  4. Rose

    5 stars
    Yet another delicious recipe to add to my Rainbow Plant Life’s favorites list. (Virtually all RPL-tried recipes make the favorites list!) I didn’t have the amchur powder and, heaven forbid, didn’t have any onions on hand, but went ahead and made it without. Oven roasting is a great way to prepare the vegetables. And amazing that you can keep the potatoes and cauliflower in the oven for the same amount of time! I love the deep, savory flavor of the masala, then adding the lemon juice at the end to brighten it. Your recipes are certainly my “go to” recipes–pretty much the only recipes I use these days. Because I know they’re always a real hit! Keep them coming!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Rose, Thank you for your thoughtful review! We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Aloo Gobi.

  5. Kelsey

    5 stars
    Sooo yummy and easier than I expected. I left out the amchur and fenugreek leaves as I couldn’t find them in my local stores, but the taste and flavour was still excellent. My only complaint is there wasn’t enough! I will have to make more next time, my partner and I nearly polished off the lot :)

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Kelsey, thank you so much for your kind review!

    2. Rachel

      Yep, they did say I think that it was a side but we’re already thinking of ways to increase the quantity!

  6. Jamie

    5 stars
    Soooooooo delicious! My local international food store didn’t have asafoetida/hing last time I went in but I couldn’t wait to make this and it was really good even without it.
    I will definitely be making this on a regular basis.
    Thanks, Nisha!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Jamie, it’s great to hear you had success with the recipe. Thanks for the review!

  7. Carmen

    5 stars
    This was delicious and came together a lot faster than I had anticipated. I was really hesitant with having to bake the potatoes and cauliflower separately rather than a one pot dish but they cooked beautifully in the specified time without any flipping. They were tender yet had a firmness that kept even with reheating in the microwave the next day. I unfortunately did not have hing or fenugreek leaves, but it still tasted amazing without. I wonder if fenugreek seeds are similar as I do have that in the pantry? Also, how does this recipe differ from the one with the gravy? Is it a similar flavor profile? My hubby wanted sauce!

    1. Nisha

      Hi Carmen, I’m thrilled you enjoyed this recipe :) I love the hands off nature of the roasting and glad you enjoyed it as well. Fenugreek seeds have a different flavor profile (more bitter) and of course crunchy as they’re a whole seed. I wouldn’t add those here. If you do decide to spring for fenugreek leaves in the future, they are sold at Indian grocers or online, and they add a wonderful depth of flavor to many North Indian-style dishes, like my Tofu Tikka Masala.

      There are two types of Aloo Gobi – the dry version, like this one, and a curry/gravy style one. The latter is often served in restaurants and has a rich and creamy tomato gravy made from tomatoes & onions, often blended and thickened with cashews and sometimes cream and butter. In my experience, the dry version is the more common option for home cooks. flavors are pretty similar though.

  8. Chuck H.

    5 stars
    Good lord!! This is my favorite Nisha Plantlife recipe ever, better even than tha dal with almond butter. I love these flavors so much — never thought I’d be able to make them happen in my own kitchen in an hour. Thanks so much!!!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Haha, aww, it makes us incredibly happy to hear you found your new favorite RPL recipe, Chuck! Thanks for the awesome review! :)

    2. Liz Coon

      Chuck, I felt the same way — never thought I could prepare restaurant quality Indian food in my home kitchen. I can hardly believe the depth of flavor in Nisha’s recipes!

  9. Haley

    5 stars
    This is sensationally good, like all of Nisha’s recipes. The flavors are complex yet it came together in just about 35 minutes. This recipe will become a staple for us now! Bravo, Nisha!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Your positive feedback is the best reward for our hard work. Thank you, Haley!

  10. Kristin L

    5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious. I made exactly as written in the recipe, except for substituting ¾ tsp paprika + ¼ tsp cayenne for the Kashmiri chili powder. I’m adding this to my favorite recipe file, along with so many other of your recipes. Thanks, Nisha!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thank you for your lovely comment, Kristin! It makes us happy to know that you enjoy the recipes.

  11. Jenni L

    5 stars
    Amazing as always! So packed with flavor!! Burlap and barrel’s hing is packed with tumeric so it’s gluten free! Just fyi for anyone else that can’t eat gluten :)

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for sharing, Jenni! And thank you for the kind review.

  12. Melinda J Hennessey

    5 stars
    I have been waiting for this recipe for so long and was so excited when you released it! I made it and slightly modified by adding some peas and chopping serranos for more heat and it was out of this world! I decided to buy the fenugreek, hing and amchur powder and I really feel like it made the dish! Thank you for creating this recipe and continuing to have so much flavor in all your dishes!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      We’re so happy that the Aloo Gobi turned out well for you, Melinda. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment and for trying out the recipe :)

      1. Scott

        5 stars
        Cheated here and made a modified non-vegan version. Absolute fire.

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          We’re glad you enjoyed the Aloo Gobi, Scott!

  13. Peter Wiggins

    Typo step 6

    6. Fenugreek leaves add a lot of flavor at the end. You cand (can find) them at Indian grocers or online. If you don’t have it, you may want to add more garam masala to taste.

    1. Peter Wiggins

      Also recipe ingredient

      ½ to 1 teaspoon mild red chile (chili) powder, such as Kashmiri chili powder ((Note 4))

      😊

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        Hi Peter, chile is the correct spelling. Thank you for trying to help though, we appreciate it! Also you were right about step 6, it’s been fixed :)

  14. Leena

    5 stars
    Wow! Love all your recipes, but this is my new favorite. Flavors are amazing!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      So awesome to hear it, Leena. Thanks for sharing :)

  15. Sina

    5 stars
    This was excellent. Followed the recipe exactly.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Sina, it’s great to hear you had success with the recipe. Thanks for the review!

  16. Katie

    5 stars
    OMG, best aloo gobi I’ve ever had. The spicing in this is incredible!

    If anyone else is curious about doubling this recipe without doubling the oven time, I roasted the cauliflower but boiled the potatoes, and it still turned out great that way. Also that meant I could add the butter at the end without adjusting the nutrition stats, since I was skipping the oil on the potatoes.

    I added 1 can of drained chickpeas (for a double recipe) at the tomato step in order to get a little more protein, and I’ll do that again next time, too – this turned out amazing!

    YUM, thanks so much Nisha, I’ll be making this one a lot!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for your lovely review, Katie! It warms our hearts to hear you enjoyed the Aloo Gobi. Thanks for sharing your experience!

  17. Amber

    5 stars
    Another winner!! Added a dollop of vegan yogurt to cool things down a bit and it was perfect. I was also excited to add asafoetida and amchur powder to my arsenal of Indian spices! I’d be interested to know how else these spices can be used. Would any of Nisha’s previously published Indian recipes benefit from a dash or two or would I be messing with perfection?

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      We’re so pleased you loved the aloo gobi! For asafoetida, think of it as an extra finishing spice almost any time you are sauteing other spices in oil, so yes, you can add it to lots of indian dishes, like dals and curries and any time a tadka is involved. This article from Priya Krishna explains asafoetida in more depth.

      As for amchur powder, it has a nice tartness to it, so it’s usually used for that purpose and often used in lieu of lemon juice or lime juice (it is more potent than either teaspoon for teaspoon). It’s often used in chana masala (Nisha has a recipe in her Instant Pot cookbook or the blog) and would probably be great in the RPL chickpea curry recipe. Here’s an article that may be helpful on other uses for amchur!

  18. F

    Do you think that frozen cauliflower works in this recipe?

    1. Amy

      5 stars
      It’s absolutely delicious. I tried the Allo Gobbi with all the ingredients you mentioned.

      Can you please make us vegan yellow dall?

      I cannot thank you enough Neisha 💕

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        Thank you for the compliment, Amy! I’ll pass the suggestion on to Nisha :)

    2. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi F, fresh cauliflower would definitely be best for texture purposes, but if you need to use frozen, we recommend following this well-reviewed recipe from another blog. It seems to take a lot longer to properly roast frozen cauliflower than fresh (45 to 50 minutes total), so keep that in mind because the the potatoes won’t need this long).

      1. Christina

        4 stars
        I used frozen cauliflower and didn’t have any issues with texture! I just threw them on a pan with cooking spray directly from the freezer, I didn’t season them at all. Only the really big florets were not as nice and roasty as the rest, and after awhile of mixing in with everything else they broke down a little more but didn’t become too mushy, it all blended together quite nicely :)

        1. Christina

          5 stars
          Commenting again because for some reason I couldn’t get 5 stars selected on the first! This recipe was amazing, as usual!

          1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

            Awesome to hear you enjoyed the aloo gobi, Christina. Thanks for your comment and for taking the time to review!

  19. Daisy F

    5 stars
    I 100% recommend reading the recipe (and blog post) all the way through before starting this. I was able to have everything come together at the same time following the recipe and it went very smoothly. I also make the vegan raita on the side, which adds a beautiful cooling element. I will definitely be making this again!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for the lovely review, Daisy! It makes us happy to know you found the blog post useful.

  20. Rebecca

    5 stars
    The first recipe I tried from this site, and it was absolutely delicious and very filling. I didn’t have asafoetida or amchur, but did not miss it, it was still a well-rounded spice-blend. Will be making the Red Lentil Curry tonight and looking forward to it!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Rebecca, Thank you so much for such a fantastic review! Appreciate you taking the time, and I hope you enjoy the curry- it’s one of my favorite recipes!

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