aloo gobi punjabi dhaba style | How to make aloo gobi punjabi dhaba style

By Shreya barve  |  18th Apr 2016  |  
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About aloo gobi punjabi dhaba style Recipe

This Aloo Gobi Recipe (or Potato Cauliflower Curry) is a very common recipe in northern part of India. There are several ways of making this aloo gobi curry. Today I am posting this Indian dhaba (roadside restaurant) style aloo gobi recipe. Traditionally the aloo gobi from the dhabas are quite dry which are yum whereas the one you get in the restaurants are in the form of gravy which didn’t really taste that good. Food served in dhaba is usually more spicy and oily than home food and restaurants. Aloo Gobhi Subzi is an everyday recipe made in our households, served in tiffin and even served in various restaurants as well. Potato and Cauliflower are mostly served in combination with each other. In Panjabi Dhabas the Aloo Gobhi Saag is prepared with a lot of spices to make it what they call as “Masaledar”.The magic of the Garam Masala and the Dry Mango Powder is evident in Aloo Gobhi, as these spice powders really perk up the flavor of the subzi. Potato Cauliflower Subzi has always been a very popular dish among North Indians.A lot of other dishes like Aloo Capsicum, Aloo Baingan, Aloo Methi etc. are also relished by people. Aloo Gobhi Subzi tastes best when served with tandoori roti or butter naan.

aloo gobi punjabi dhaba style

Ingredients to make aloo gobi punjabi dhaba style

  • 1 medium head cauliflower/gobi
  • 1 medium sized onion chopped
  • 3-4 garlic + ½ inch ginger - crushed
  • 1 - 2 green chilies crushed
  • ½ tsp fennel seed ( sonf)
  • ½ cumin seed (jeera)
  • 1 medium sized tomato chopped
  • Pinch of asafetida (hing)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 - 2 coriander cumin powder
  • 1 - 2 dry red chilies
  • ½ tsp punjabi garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp crushed kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves
  • 1.5 cups water - add a ½ cup more if required
  • 4-5 tbsp oil for the fry
  • salt as required

How to make aloo gobi punjabi dhaba style

  1. Chop a cauliflower into medium florets. Rinse well and keep aside.
  2. Heat 3 cups water with salt and a pinch of turmeric till its starts boiling.
  3. Now add the florets in the hot water and cook until crisp-tender, 5 to 6 minutes then drain the cauliflower florets and keep aside and gently wipe them dry.
  4. In the meantime, chop the onion and crush the ginger-garlic green chilli and fennel in a hamam dasta (mortar pestle).
  5. Chop tomatoes and keep aside.
  6. Heat oil in a kadai or wok and season with cumin seeds. When they crackle, add a pinch of asafoetida.
  7. Add the chopped onions and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or saute until tender.
  8. Add the ginger-garlic, green chilli and fennel crushed and saute for a few seconds till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.
  9. Now add dry red chilli and all the spice powders (turmeric, red chili, coriander and cumin, Punjabi garam masala) and mix well for 1-2 minutes.
  10. Next add in the chopped tomatoes and saute them until they soften and the oil starts to leave the sides of the masala.
  11. Add the half boiled cauliflower florets plus salt and garam masala. Mix it well.
  12. Add half a cup of water and cook till water is reduces.
  13. Cook the cauliflower masala on a high flame for approx 10-15 minutes or till they are cooked completely.
  14. Add the crushed kasuri methi, stir and turn off the fire.
  15. Served with roti, plain paratha, naan or tandoori roti.

Reviews for aloo gobi punjabi dhaba style (14)

Ravi Sahu2 months ago

Thanks for posting such a nice blog. I really found it so useful for me. I have read it and really it was nice too. I really appreciate your posting. Keep sharing such a nice food blog. I am always a great food lover.

Gunjan Srivastavaa year ago

Thanks for the recipe. When and how to put potato?

usha pandeya year ago

I have tried it before. The aroma that came while cooking this was just amazing and I really enjoyed the cooking part. I like the tangy flavor that came from the tomatoes. I highly recommend it to all my foodie friends.

huda khana year ago

This popular dish of Punjabi cuisine is really awesome. I have tried it last night and it came out well. The onion and tomato based gravy with some traditional punjabi spices made it more delicious. My family loved this recipe.

sonal parashara year ago

Thanks Shreya Barve for sharing this recipe in step by step manner which make it easy for me to cook. The use of fenugreek leaves and fennel seeds enhances the taste and Punjabi garam masala make it more delicious.

uma guptaa year ago

Woww. My favorite Punjabi aloo gobhi. I have tried this flavorful Indian vegetarian dish by using potatoes, gobhi and some spices which made it fragrant and mouth-watering. I just loved this dish and will recommend it to all my friends.

Shashi Bhargavaa year ago

I tried the dhaba style aloo gobhi last week and the result was really nice. It goes well with naan and rice. Dry mango powder is the key ingredient of this recipe and the onion based thick masala made it more delicious. I enjoyed each and every bite .

Anjali Singh2 years ago

Very it

Sukhdip Kaur2 years ago


Niloupher Sethna2 years ago

u can add aloo if you like

Vidhyavenkatesh Goviba2 years ago

aloo not given in d receipe

Misti misti2 years ago

m gonna try ths...thanks Shreya !!

Asha Francis2 years ago

Hi! Thanks for the recipe :) but when do we add aloo?

Shipra Saxena3 years ago

This dhaba style aloo gobi is making my mouth water, absolutely delicious!