The classic Aloo Gobhi

One of the most basic, staple vegetable side dish or even main course Punjabi dish is Aloo Gobhi or Potato and cauliflower. I will share my recipe today which will feed 2-4 people as main or side dish respectively.


  1. 1 large potato peeled and diced into approximately 2 cm cubes.
  2. 1 medium cauliflower cut into florets.
  3. 1 medium onion finely diced.
  4. 3 cloves garlic and 1/2 inch ginger finely chopped.
  5. 1 tablespoon ghee.
  6. Dry spices (1 level teaspoon of Garam masala, turmeric, salt and cumin seeds and 1/2 of chilli powder).


  1. Heat ghee in thick based pan on medium heat,
  2. Add the onions, ginger and garlic until they just start to colour (5 mins),
  3. Add dry spices and cook for 4 mins,
  4. Add potato and stir until they pick up colour and cook for 4 mins with lid on,
  5. Add cauliflower, stir and cook for 5 min with lid on,
  6. Add a splash of water,mix, cook (slow heat) for 5 mins with lid on, turn off heat and leave for 5 mins.
  7. Serve with chapatti or rice