Aloo Gobhi


Let me start this post by telling you all where on the earth I have been and why are things so slow on here. From where I sit I can see boxes and piles and stacks of stuff and stuff staring at me mercilessly, yes we are moving to a new home and trust me I have no idea how am I going to get all this stuff from here to there. To be honest I have no idea how and when I have collected so much stuff and that too in so little time; I always had a feeling that I can get little overboard when it comes to shopping but now after seeing the monstrous amount of stuff I have in front of my eyes, I think it is not anymore just an issue of going Little Overboard!



As far as cooking goes I have been cooking regularly, somehow whenever I am stressed out I always crave for home cooked meals. So let me quickly share with you all recipe for one of my all-time favorite dish Aloo Gobhi. Aloo Gobhi as far as I feel has to be the most commonly enjoyed dish in India. I have yet to meet an Indian who has not tried this dish in his life. You can find many version of this and trust me each n every version is as delicious as the other one. Some people like to add tomatoes, some like it with little gravy. Some make it with dry spices, some like to enjoy this with little curry. Every household have their own special way to enjoy this.



So here is my version for you all and I hope you all will give it a try and enjoy it as much as we do it in our home. Love!

Aloo Gobhi


  • 2-3 large potatoes, cubed
  • 1 medium size cauliflower, cut into florets almost similar in size with potato cubes
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped


  1. In a large pot with enough water, boil the potatoes until tender but still firm. About 8-12 minutes, depending on the size. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a pot place steamer basket over boiling water and steam cauliflower florets until tender but still firm, for about 5-7 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a bolw add minced giner, jalapeno, turmeric powder, cumine powder and paprika along with 2 tablespoon of water. Make a paste and set aside.
  4. Heat a large wok/skillet on medium-high heat and add oil. Once the oil is hot add the ginger jalapeno paste and stir-fry it till all the liquid is cooked away for about 2-3 minutes. Now quickly add the potatoes and cauliflower along with salt. Toss them well into the spice mixture so they all get well coated. Make sure to do this gently so the potatoes and cauliflower don’t start to break down.
  5. Let everything cook for another 3-5 minutes, for the flavors to blend. O
  6. Finally add the chopped cilantro and lime juice. Give a last toss and serve.
  7. Serve hot with lime wedges on side.


Nutritional Info will be added by tmrw

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  • Rosa May 23, 2013, 6:30 am

    A wonderful way of preparing cauliflower!



  • Carolyn May 23, 2013, 8:54 am

    I loooove aloo gobhi, but the restaurant version is sometimes so oily. This looks perfect and totally doable!

    • Reem May 24, 2013, 2:46 pm

      I know in restaurant they generally deep fry the boiled potatoes and cauliflower before adding them to the spices… I always end up with break outs on my face after eating out oily food in restaurants… LOL

  • Quinn Cooper May 23, 2013, 11:44 am

    This is one of my fave Indian dishes. I always order it when I go for Indian food.
    Your version looks divine.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

    • Reem May 24, 2013, 2:44 pm

      Thanks :)

  • Kankana May 23, 2013, 3:53 pm

    I feel ya. My closets are running out of space and most of these stuffs were bought because I wanted, not because I needed. Happy packing and shifting babe :)

    That dish gets prepared very frequently in my kitchen. It’s effortless and always so comforting. Lovely setup and styling as always.

    • Reem May 24, 2013, 2:43 pm

      Babe you should come n see the ocean of my crazy shopping spree…LOL. A is not even reacting now ;)

  • dixya| food, pleasure, and health May 23, 2013, 5:45 pm

    i hear you Reem and I have a tiny apartment even then when I moved to a new place few months ago – I did not when I accumulated all those stuff. Although I noticed that instead of unpacking slowly, it worked better when I got exhausted but got it all done. Hope it goes all well for you. On a different note, I love aloo-gobi but i dont know why I never thought of steaming them beforehand. Lately, I have enjoyed them oven-roasted for 30-40 minutes with Indian spices, its pretty good.

  • Shema George May 23, 2013, 6:33 pm

    Love aloo gobi with plain phulka’s …Yummy!
    You make such simple dishes look so spectacular !

  • Sue/the view from great island May 23, 2013, 7:27 pm

    Who could resist this brilliant yellow cauliflower? This is one of my favorite vegetarian dishes to order in Indian restaurants, but I’ve never made it at home—thanks!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella May 23, 2013, 10:17 pm

    Oh I thought that you were moving! Hehe Reem you are too funny, what have you been shopping for? :)

    • Reem May 24, 2013, 2:42 pm

      ehehhe… i have no idea where to start… I end up buying anything that I like.. Lately it has been mainly props ;)

  • Angie@Angie's Recipes May 24, 2013, 1:24 pm

    This is one of my favourite veggies. Turmeric has given it such a beautiful colour.

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 24, 2013, 3:56 pm

    I love cauliflower, this looks so tasty! Love the golden color.

  • yummychunklet May 25, 2013, 1:42 am

    This looks light and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reem May 29, 2013, 2:53 pm

      Thanks my dear :)

  • Charul @ Tadka Masala May 25, 2013, 7:05 am

    Wow.. such lovely pictures.. the simple aloo gobhi has become a star! :)

    • Reem May 29, 2013, 2:52 pm

      Thanks :)

  • Kiran @ May 25, 2013, 7:28 am

    In love with your moody styling, Reem!

    Good luck in packing and moving — it’s troublesome now, but i’m sure much more rewarding soon :)

    • Reem May 29, 2013, 2:53 pm

      Thank you dear, I am just looking forward to getting done with all this moving madness…

  • CCU May 25, 2013, 8:24 am

    Aloo gobhi looks absolutely gorgeous and enticing, I want to eat my screen!

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Raymund May 26, 2013, 8:36 am

    This is a really nice vegetarian dish!

    • Reem May 29, 2013, 2:54 pm

      I know, I always most of the time end up making this when I crave something vegetarian…

  • jehanne@thecookingdoctor May 28, 2013, 5:08 am

    let me in a secret- I never tried aloo ghobi before! how disastrous is that..its time to correct it tho, if only i can make it as delicious as this one!

  • Lail | With A Spin May 29, 2013, 6:05 am

    You sound like my husband. He has one or two or maybe three boxes arriving almost every week and most of them are gadgets. I wonder how many boxes of different size wire of all kind we are going to have when we moe from this place :)

    Love cauliflower with potato. Very comforting.

  • Kate@Diethood May 29, 2013, 7:36 pm

    Oh this stuff is amazing!! I tried aloo gobhi while visiting Australia some years ago and it was made with curry – best cauliflower dish EVER!
    And I just wanna dive into those photos… and stuff my face! :-D

    I will be moving in a couple of months and I don’t know where to start with all my stuff. GOOD LUCK!! ;-)

    • Reem May 30, 2013, 3:15 am

      Thank you my dear… Aloo Gobhi is my go to food
      Thank you for your wishes and Good Luck to you too with your move dear.

  • john@kitchenriffs May 29, 2013, 9:57 pm

    I love this dish! Yours looks particularly good. Moving is the pits, isn’t it? But it’s always an opportunity to get rid of stuff! Hope everything goes well for you.

    • Reem May 30, 2013, 3:14 am

      Thanks and yes moving is the biggest pain in the … I would say

  • Kitchen Belleicious May 30, 2013, 2:16 am

    love the beautiful colors of this! We are moving too! I have 2 more weeks to pack and I am freaking out! Hope yours goes better than mine is!

    • Reem May 30, 2013, 3:13 am

      Trust me gal I am moving in like 1 week and I am still clueless how all this will happen..LOL
      Wishing you luck with your move.

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook May 31, 2013, 6:10 am

    Good luck with packing, Reem! I wish I can move sometimes so that I can clean my mess and start organizing from zero…. that’s like the only way we can completely start from scratch. Such a beautiful dish, although I’ve never had it before… beautiful yellow color stands out in the dark moody picture. Gorgeous!

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious June 3, 2013, 6:18 am

    Good luck with the move! And wow, I’ve never had this type of dish before but I’d gladly try it! I’ve been meaning to add more cauliflower to my diet.

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking June 5, 2013, 4:53 am

    Delicious dish! I had a chance tasting it few years ago… Good luck on the move, hopefully everything will go smoothly!

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