Aloo gobi, a classic Indian dish made of spiced potatoes and cauliflower, is one of the most popular Indian vegetarian recipes. This is a side dish that you’ll find in any Indian restaurant and it’s also served in many Indian homes.
Anyone who loves Indian food has heard of aloo gobi, a simple yet flavorful vegetarian/vegan dish made with spiced potatoes and cauliflower.
Aloo gobi literally translates to “potato cauliflower” – these two humble ingredients are known for their ability to soak up flavor and so when combined with spices, the dish transforms into something pretty darn special.
I am sharing my recipe for aloo gobi using two cooking methods: the instant pot and the stovetop. I personally prefer using my instant pot these days because it makes cooking so much easier but feel free to make it either way. I will share a few notes for those of you planning to use your pressure cooker to make this.
Instant Pot Aloo Gobi
Aloo gobi is a dry dish and yes, it is absolutely possible to make a dry dish in an instant pot. In fact, I have several “dry recipes” in my cookbook, Indian Food Under Pressure.
When using an electric pressure cooker, you need just enough water to bring the pot to pressure – and keep in mind that veggies release water too. As I’ve mentioned in the past, all of my electric pressure cooker recipes are tested using a 6 quart instant pot and so if you are using a larger or smaller pot, you may need to adjust the recipe. If you have questions, join my Indian instant pot facebook group and someone can hopefully help you out 🙂
As for the cauliflower – I prefer mine to be tender with a bit of bite to it so I cut my cauli into large florets. If you prefer soft cauliflower, then you can cut it into smaller florets. Feel free to adapt the recipe to your preference.
What can I serve aloo gobi with?
You can serve aloo gobi with anything! I prefer to pair this dry dish with a saucy dish. Here are some meal ideas for you:
- main dish: butter chicken Or butter chickpeas OR vegetable korma
- basics: basmati rice and/or naan and raita/yogurt and pickle
- sides: aloo gobi AND dal makhani
I can’t believe that I haven’t shared a recipe for aloo gobi on my blog until now. To be fair, I have a recipe for stovetop aloo gobi in my first ebook and an instant pot recipe in my second book (find both of my cookbooks here). So I suppose my recipes have been out in the word for awhile now, just not on the world wide web. Now you can bookmark this page or visit my website any time from anywhere and make some delicious and authentic homemade aloo gobi 🙂