Indian Aloo Gobi (Vegan, Gluten-free)


Aloo gobi is a vegetarian Indian food recipe consisting of potatoes and cauliflower cooked in a host of flavorful Indian spices. Although it’s been around for years, aloo gobi recently achieved world-wide fame through the popular British football (soccer, if you’re American!) film “Bend it Like Beckham.”

This vegetarian aloo gobi recipe won’t disappoint. Vegetarian Indian food is all about the use of a combination of spices for amazing flavors, so make sure you’ve got the necessary spices on hand before you begin making this aloo gobi recipe


  • 3 potatoes, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup water

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Boil the potatoes in water for about 15 minutes, or until just barely tender. Remove from heat and drain.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the spices and cook for about 30 seconds.

  4. Then add the onion, cauliflower, and potatoes.

  5. Allow the veggies to cook for 3 to 5 more minutes, then add the lemon juice and water.

  6. Cover and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender.

  7. Serve your vegetarian aloo gobi with hot steamed basmati rice or another grain, if desired.


  • Make this a more complete meal by whipping up a Indian dal dish for a bit of vegetarian protein.

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