Aloo Gobhi

380 Calories

per portion - serves 4

This is probably the most common and basic vegetable curry you will find anywhere in India. Cooked pretty much nine months of the year, it is one of those recipes that sparks an intense debate over authenticity. One of the disadvantages of its universal appeal is that there is no such thing as a universal recipe!



  • 3 tablespoons vegetable or corn oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 4 green chillies, slit open lengthwise
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 2.5cm (1-inch) dice
  • 1 cauliflower, divided into florets
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • & frac12; teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
  • 5 cm (2-inch) piece of fresh ginger, cut into fine strips
  • juice of _ lime