Vegetarian Cauliflower and Potato Curry Recipe

Indian aloo gobi: Cauliflower and potato curry (vegetarian, vegan)
Indian aloo gobi: Cauliflower and potato curry (vegetarian, vegan). Photo by William Shaw / Getty Images
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: about 4 servings
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Vegetarian cauliflower and potato curry with tomatoes, also called Indian aloo gobi, is a popular vegetarian Indian curry dish with as many variations as you can imagine. In other words, there's no right or wrong way to make a vegetarian aloo gobi, and this is just one way out of many possibilities. Some versions use green peas, many variations omit the tomatoes, but aloo gobi is always based on potatoes and cauliflower - without potatoes and cauliflower, it's something else, and not aloo gobi!

This vegetarian cauliflower and potato aloo gob is indeed an easy version of this traditional Indian dish, but do make sure you have all the Indian spices on hand - including garam masala, chili powder, turmeric and cumin - before you try this cauliflower curry recipe. You can omit the lemon juice and the fresh cilantro if you need to, but the Indian spice blend is essential to the flavor!

This easy Indian aloo gobi recipe with tomatoes would pair well with a vegetarian rice biryani dish to make it a full meal. 

You might also want to try this easy cauliflower curry recipe or this similar Indian aloo gobi recipe.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.

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What You'll Need

  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 potatoes, chopped small
  • 1 cauliflower, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

How to Make It

  1. Puree or mash together the tomato with the garam masala, chili powder, turmeric, cumin and salt.
  2. In a large skillet, sautee the onions and potatoes in olive oil for about three minutes, then add the cauliflower and reduce the heat to medium, adding more oil or a bit of water if needed.
  3. Add the tomato and spice mixture and allow to cook, stirring frequently for another 5 -6 minutes.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, and stir in the lemon juice and fresh chopped cilantro.

    Serve your vegetarian and vegan cauliflower curry with steamed rice or Indian chapati bread. Want to round it out to make it a complete meal? Stick these easy vegetarian fresh mint samosas in the oven, or, instead of steamed white rice, serve your aloo gobi alongside Indian basmati rice, this Indian lemon rice, or even a full vegetable rice biryani.

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