Alu Gobhi (potatoes and cauliflower)

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by kusum gupta

Variation: Mix in 1 cup green peas and/or chopped carrots along with cauliflower. Use lemon juice instead of mango powder for a lemony taste. May also add a chopped tomato.

Top Review by Shakahari

This was really good but I made a few changes. I cut the potatoes in 1/2 inch squares and added along with the cauliflower and the two cooked perfectly together (by Indian standards that is - somewhat mushy.) I also thought it was strange to not cook the onions so I popped the mustard seeds in oil, added the cumin, then added the onion and garlic/ginge paste and cooked as directed. I ended up forgeting to add the garam masala and mango powder and it was really good without it - a lighter, less masala taste. I also added about 1/2 tsp. turmeric for a nice color and flavor along with the other powdered spices.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and peel (or scrub) the potatoes.
  2. Cut into long half inch thick pieces.
  3. Microwave for 6 to 8 minutes, covered, for faster cooking.
  4. Heat the oil in a wide skillet on high heat.
  5. Add mustard seeds and cover.
  6. As soon as the seeds start popping, reduce the heat and add cumin seeds.
  7. As they change color, add garlic.
  8. Add the half cooked potatoes, cauliflower pieces, and remaining seasonings (except garam masala and mango powder).
  9. Cook covered until ready (about 15 minutes).
  10. Stir and sprinkle water if needed; lower the heat to prevent burning.
  11. Mix in garam masala, mango powder, and chopped red onion.
  12. Serve hot garnished with green coriander.

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