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Aloo-Gobi (Spicy Cauliflower Potato Curry)
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Aloo Gobi Masala (Spicy Cauliflower Potato Curry)

Aloo Gobi Masala, a classic Indian dish that only takes 30 minutes to prepare. This is an enhanced recipe with no-onion and no garlic, that uses roasting to get an authentic flavor without deep-frying.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: Aloo Gobi, Aloo Gobi masala, Alu-Gobhi Masala, Potato Stir-Fry, Spicy Cauliflower, Spicy Cauliflower-Potato Stir-Fry
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 234kcal


  • Cuisinart Airfryer
  • Frying Pan



  • 450 gms Cauliflower Fresh : 1 lb chopped into 1 inch florets
  • 150 gms Potatoes 1 medium Russet/Idaho sliced into ¼ inch thick slices
  • 200 gms Tomato 2 medium
  • 20 gms Ginger 2 inch piece thinly julienned
  • 5 gms Green Chilies 2-3 slit into halves - adjust as per spice level
  • 15 gms Cilantro handful chopped




  • If using mustard oil to coat the cauliflower and potatoes, heat a wok/kadhai or a wide saute or frying pan on medium heat and add half the oil. Let the oil heat, and then add cauliflower florets and sliced potatoes. If you are not using mustard oil, just place the cauliflower and potatoes in a wide bowl or directly on a sheet pan (if roasting them).
    oil being added to pan
  • Sprinkle half of the salt and turmeric powder, stirring to coat them well with the oil and spices.
    Turmuric being added to the pan
  • To roast the seasoned cauliflower florets and potatoes in an air fryer, transfer them to the air fryer basket. Roast at 350 for 8-10 minutes, then flip the charred pieces again and roast for 6-8 minutes more.
    spiced potato and cauliflower being transfered to crispyLid mesh
  • Alternatively, to roast the seasoned cauliflower florets and potatoes in the oven, spread in a single layer on a lined baking sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes at 400°F. Check for desired tenderness.
  • While the cauliflower and potatoes are roasting, heat the rest of the oil in the same pan, add asafetida, cumin seeds, ginger and green chilis. Sauté for few seconds.
    ginger being added
  • Add nuts and seeds and let it roast for few seconds.
    nuts and seed being added
  • Now add chopped tomato and saute it until soft and mushy.
    adding tomatoes
  • Keep stirring intermittently for even cooking and add the remaining salt and turmeric powder.
    adding salt
  • Cover with a lid to expedite the cooking process; it will take roughly 10 minutes to cook tomatoes.
    tomato gravy being cooked
  • Now add roasted cauliflower florets and potatoes to the cooked tomato masala.
    roasted coauliflower and potatoe being added to tomoato gravy
  • Add all the spices and mix well.
    spice being added
  • Let the whole mixture cook for 5 minutes so that all the spices get amalgamated into each other.
    red chilli being added
  • Finish with a sprinkle of garam masala and amchur powder.
    garam masala being added to aloo gobi
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro, and enjoy.
    garnishing using chopped cilaantro leaves
  • The whole dish needs to be cooked on medium heat.



Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 635mg | Potassium: 757mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 839IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg