Indian Aloo Gobi (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Indian aloo gobi recipe

The Spruce Eats / Anastasiia Tretiak

  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: about 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
363 Calories
11g Fat
61g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: about 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 363
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 10g 37%
Protein 10g
Calcium 97mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Aloo gobi is a vegetarian Indian food recipe consisting of potatoes and cauliflower cooked in a host of flavorful Indian spices. Although it's been around for years, aloo gobi recently achieved world-wide fame through the popular British football (soccer, if you're American!) film "Bend it Like Beckham."

This vegetarian aloo gobi recipe won't disappoint. Vegetarian Indian food is all about the use of a combination of spices for amazing flavors, so make sure you've got the necessary spices on hand before you begin making this aloo gobi recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 potatoes (chopped)
  • 1 cauliflower (chopped)
  • 1/2 onion (sliced)
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup water

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for aloo gobi
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  2. Boil the potatoes in water for about 15 minutes, or until just barely tender. Remove from heat and drain.

    Boil potatoes
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  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the spices and cook for about 30 seconds.

    Heat olive oil in pan
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  4. Then add the onion, cauliflower, and potatoes.

    Add potatoes and cauliflower
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  5. Allow the veggies to cook for 3 to 5 more minutes, then add the lemon juice and water.

    Add curry
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  6. Cover and cook for another 6 to 8 minutes, or until cauliflower is done cooking.

    Add bay leaves
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  7. Serve your vegetarian aloo gobi alone or with rice if desired.

    Easy Indian aloo gobi recipe
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Tip

  • Pair it with some steamed white rice or a bowl of quinoa, or, round it out to make it a more complete meal by whipping up a vegetarian Indian dhal dish for a bit of vegetarian protein, and perhaps serve some Indian turmeric tea to help you relax after dinner. 

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