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Roasted Gobi Aloo (Cauliflower and Potatoes)

May 4, 2011



Gobi Aloo or Cauliflower and Potatoes,  is a very common and frequent place holder at Indian households’ dinner table.   There are many ways to cook Gobi Aloo and recipe below displays my way of making it.   I love roasted vegetable. Roasting concentrates and therefore intensifies flavors of veggies and brown crust adds to the texture.   Cooking Cauliflower in pan makes it very soggy and frying it is just not a healthy option.  Also, I have added sour cream to tomato seasoning paste which gives it a subtle creamy and tangy twist to the subzi.    This recipe will definitely give your good old Gobi Aloo a makeover will be enjoyed by all.


1 Head Cauliflower (Medium to Small)

2 Large Potatoes

2 Medium or 1 large Tomato

½ Cup Fresh or Frozen Peas

2-4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

1 Tsp Cooking oil

1 ½ Tsp Crushed Ginger

2 – 3 Tbsp Low Fat Sour Cream or Yogurt

1 Tsp Turmeric

1 Tsp Red Chili Powder

1 Tsp Coriander Powder

½ Tsp Garam Masala (optional)

1 Tsp Cumin Seeds

Salt to Taste

Pinch of Asafetida




  1. Clean and cut Cauliflower I medium size pieces. Be careful to not cut them too small.
  2. Peel, clean, and dice Potatoes roughly same size as Cauliflower.
  3. In 2 baking trays, place Cauliflower on one and Potatoes on the other.  If your tray is big enough to fit both that will work too.   I lined mine with aluminum foil for easy clean up.
  4. Drizzle each with EVOO and little bit of salt.  Mix to make sure each piece is coated with oil.  
  5. Roast on 450 F for ½ hour or you see golden-brownish coat on top.
  6. In a microwave, cook peas.
  7. While Veggies are being roasted, start on seasoning. 
  8. In a pan or skillet heat oil. 
  9. Once hot add Cumin seeds and let them splutter and add Asafetida.
  10. Add Tomatoes, Ginger, Turmeric, Red Chili Powder, Garam Masala, Coriander Powder, and Salt. (Be careful when adding salt.  Account for salt added to veggies).
  11. Cover and cook until oil separates. 
  12. Once Veggies are ready, Add tablespoon or 2 of H2O to Tomatoes paste to thin it a slightly. 
  13. Add Sour Cream or Yogurt to Tomato paste and cook it enough on low heat until everything homogenize.  Do not overcook this mixture.
  14. Add Veggie and mix well.   Almost all liquid will be absorbed by veggies. 
  15. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes and subzi is all ready.

Serve it with Roti/Naan/Parath/ Flat Bread.   Left over subzi makes great pocket sandwich.

19 Comments leave one →
  1. March 31, 2016 11:53 pm

    THIS WAS SO DELICIOUS!!!!!!! i have made a handful of different versions, all disappointing. Thank you for sharing! I’m so excited to check out more of your recipes 🙂

  2. Diane Warren permalink
    June 11, 2011 6:34 pm

    Just made this. It is extremely tasty! Thank you for sharing your recipe. 🙂

    • June 11, 2011 11:20 pm

      Diane… I am very happy that you enjoyed Roasted Gobi Aloo… Thanks for your feedback… I really appreiciate it… feedbacks are always helpful.

  3. May 7, 2011 2:13 am

    I make gobi aaluu a lot but never really roasted it like you did which I think would be super healthy version of the same dish !

    • May 7, 2011 10:03 am

      Yeah I agree Kankana… Also When Roasting I use EVOO you use more healthier fats than in regular cooking oil.

  4. May 6, 2011 1:03 pm

    Must try roasting cauliflower again. You have inspired me!

  5. May 6, 2011 12:13 pm

    Can’t wait to try this on my own! We love ordering gobi aloo when we go out! Very excited about your other Indian dishes as well!

  6. May 6, 2011 12:40 am

    Yum! Never has cauliflower and potatoes looked so good together! I can’t wait to try this one!

    • May 6, 2011 12:30 pm

      Thanks Jeff… I hope you enjoy Gobi Aloo… you also l have great blog space… your Stale Bread Soup looks great!

  7. May 5, 2011 11:37 pm

    wow! What a mouth-watering and gorgeous dish! love the idea of roasting the veggies !

  8. May 5, 2011 8:51 am

    I love aloo gobi, I always order it! I even posted a recipe on my site a while back but I think the idea of roasting it sounds lovely!! I may be trying your version soon!

    • May 5, 2011 11:53 am

      Thank You Gina! it is one of my fav. also… if you do try, i would love to get your feedback.

  9. lizzie permalink
    May 5, 2011 7:46 am

    How about a fried egg on the top !

    • May 5, 2011 11:52 am

      Lizzie… That would make gobi aloo a good bruch idea 🙂 Personally I am not a huge fan of eggs, but you can customize it to suit your taste buds.

  10. May 5, 2011 1:07 am

    Aloo gobhi is one of most made dish in my kitchen. But this version of yours sounds interesting…roasting is definitely a good option to bring out the flavours…Looks yum all wrapped up.


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