Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Chatpata Aloo Gobhi

This dish is a combination of potatoes and cauliflower cooked in a variety of Indian spices. Aloo Gobhi is a wonderful accompaniment with rice as well as any Indian bread.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time 20 minutes

Serves : 4


1/4 kg of cauliflower washed and cut into small pieces
1 potato peeled and cut into big squares
1 medium sized onion finely chopped
1 medium sized tomato finely chopped
1 tbsp of tomato paste
1 green chilly finely chopped
1/2 tsp of ginger paste
1/2 tsp of garlic paste
1/4 tsp of asafoetida powder (hing)
1/2 garam masala powder (I used badshah garam masala)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp of kashmiri red chilli powder
1/2 tsp of coriander powder
1/2 tsp of cumin powder
1/2 tsp of cumin seeds
1/2 tsp of chaat masala powder
1 tsp of lime juice
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste
1/2 tsp of sugar
corriander leaves for garnish


  • Take a non-stick pan and add some oil to it.
  • When the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and hing to it
  • When they start to crackle, add onions and fry nicely till pink
  • Then add the ginger-garlic paste and the green chillies.
  • Fry for a while and then add the tomatoes and the tomato paste.
  • Continue frying for about 2 minutes
  • Then add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, kashmiri red chilli powder, salt and stir well.
  • Then add the potatoes and some water. Cover the pan and cook for about 5 minutes
  • After 5 minutes, add the cut cauliflower to it and mix well. Again cover the pan and cook for another 3 minutes
  • Finally, add the garam masala, chaat masala, lime juice and sugar and give it a good stir.
  • Garnish with some finely cut corriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with rice or any Indian bread.


  1. The picture looks tempting. I might give it a try some day soon...thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Keep up the gr8 work sis!

  2. Your welcome. Do try it out and give me your feedback on this.

  3. Hey,I tried this recipe, it was good!

  4. I am glad you liked it :) Do try the other recipes and let me know how they come out too :)