Potato and Cauliflower Curry (Aloo Gobi)

4 Servings

45 minutes

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In traditional recipes for aloo gobi, the vegetables often are fried before being simmered. But we wanted a simpler, neater cooking method as well as a lighter, fresher flavor. So we opted instead to roast the cauliflower and potatoes in a high-heat oven. Before roasting, we tossed the vegetables with a little cornstarch, which assists with browning and crispness, and also helps thicken the curry when the ingredients are later simmered.




Don't cut the potatoes into chunks smaller than 1 inch or they will be overdone. And don't stir the vegetables while they roast; allowing them to cook undisturbed results in better browning.

45 minutes


  • 2 to 2½

    pound head cauliflower, trimmed, cored and cut into 1½-inch florets

  • 1

    pound russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks


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David M.

Can you use a waxy potato like a Yukon Gold or a red new potatoes?

Lynn C.

Hi David -

A starchy potato, like a russet, is better here since we use that starch to thicken the curry. Russets are also a bit better at soaking up the flavor of the curry.

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Jay P.

I've made this a couple times now -- it's really delicious. Lots of flavor & still great the next day.

Jonathan L.

I can't find a whole cumin seeds. I'm wondering if coriander or fennel would be good substitutes or if I should just use ground cumin.

Lynn C.

Hi Jonathan -

You can use ground cumin. We'd cut back to about 1 tablespoon of ground and add it at the same time as the other spices.

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Evelyn S.

Added carrots and peas to this recipe and it is BOLD and we love it!

Michael Y.

This is really, really good though I think next time I will cut back on the water and add some other veggies.

Peter Chris S.

Made this twice now and really liked it. I wound up uncovering it after 5 minutes to help the liquid reduce, because that wasn't happening with the cover on. My wife, who doesn't like cauliflower, raved about this. Will definitely be making it again.