October 05, 2023

Aloo Gobhi Sabji / Potato Cauliflower gravy - No onion No garlic sabzi

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 Aloo Gobhi is a classic winter delicacy . Piping hot phulkas/ rotis and a bowl of delicious Aloo Gobhi curry is an absolute bliss on a chill winter night . 

Very simple to make with just basic spices ,Alu Gobhi sabji can be prepared in less than 15mins. I saute the basic spices with tomato ,potato and cauliflower and cook it in a pressure cooker for 1 whistle.  This way it gets done quickly and perfectly . 

The final garnish with fresh corriander is the icing on the cake,the smell of fine chopped kothmir when mixed with the curry kindles the appetite instantly.  Those of who you like a little extra zing, you may squeeze some lime juice over the gravy.

Aloo Gobhi is a very popular side dish ordered in most restaurants and dhabas for all those who love typical North Indian flavors. We can make a dry curry like a stir fry using Aloo and Gobhi or even as a semi liquid gravy . 

We love the gravy type curry at home ,so I prefer to make this for my family . A perfect choice for Vegans as well as those who don't prefer to include Onions and Garlic in their meal .

I chose this recipe for our ongoing No Garlic No  Onion recipes theme in Shhh cooking secretly  group. Theme  suggested by Priya Iyer ,a versatile blogger .I was partnered with Sujata Ji for this theme who has dished out a creamy and delectable Paneer Malai Curry.

Preparation Time - 15 mins
Cooking Time - 20 mins
Complexity - simple
Serves - 2 to 3


1 medium sized Cauliflower 
2 medium Potatoes 
3 medium Tomatoes
2 Green chillies finely chopped
1/2 inch Ginger finely chopped
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
1tsp Dhaniya jeera powder 
1/4 tsp Haldi/turmeric 
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp jeera
1/4 tsp saunf
Salt as required 
Corriander leaves finely chopped
2tsp Oil
Pinch of sugar


  • Cut out the florets from the main flower and soak it in salt and turmeric water.  This enables to clean up some hidden worms which are usually hidden inside the cauliflower.  Discard the water after rinsing the florets well .
  • Cut the potatoes into small cubes and tomatoes into medium Chunks.
  • Heat the oil in the pressure cooker and splutter the jeera and saunf . Once it crackles, fry the chopped ginger and chillies .
  • Add the spices (turmeric, chilli powder, dhaniya jeera powder  and garam masala) and fry it on low flame without burning the masalas.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook it well until it turns mushy.
  • Add the potatoes, cauliflower mix it well .Adjust salt ,sugar, 1/2 cup water and pressure cook for 1 whistle on medium flame.
  • Release the pressure naturally,  give it a nice stir . Take 1 tbsp of the curry in a bowl and lightly mash it. Add it back to the gravy and give a quick boil for 1 or 2 mins. This mashed portion gives the gravy some thickness and volume to the curry.
  • Garnish with fresh corriander and squeeze some lime just before serving and serve hot .

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  1. An easy and delicious curry to prepare. Like how you've not used onion or garlic. Usually I prepare a dry version. Will have to try out this version.

  2. Aloo gobhi sabji looks super tasty, love these 2 veggies combination. One of our family favourite curry. Love to have it hot hot jowar roti's. Liked the way you mashed some curry to get the thickness.

  3. I too make this sabji in the cooker esp for the morning dabba rush , paried with hot rotis and yes that squeeze of lemon, its a must-have in Winters and cauliflower season :-) I liked ur tip of mashing 1 tsp of the curry to add thickness - surely trying that next time

  4. I am so glad you made this without onion and garlic. We are having family over and they love onion garlic free food. So, happy that i can give them a familiar aloo ghobi without any onion or garlic.

  5. I love Aloo Gobhi! Yours looks so delectable. I almost always make it with onion and garlic. Your Satvic version is interesting.

  6. Aloo gobhi looks very tempting and delicious. I would love to try this soon and would go so well with roti or rice.

  7. Love the use of pressure cooker here to mak ethe aloo gobhi. I am going to make it my gobhi is cut and aloo takes hardly anytime. Yummy dinner plans that are better than takeaways.

  8. I often make this aloo gobhi sabji, good to have a no onion garlic version for the same. It is ideal for the fasting days.

  9. I am always looking for interesting ways of making aloo gobhi. I love this recipe, it sounds easy yet so flavorful as well! Love to scoop up with some chapathis...

  10. I love easy and delicious curries and this is one such curry. I haven't tried it without onion and now this recipe has convinced me to try without onions. Great recipe.

  11. Without onion and garlic, this curry looks just perfect.. And the season is coming to try this soon

  12. Aloo gobi is one of our favorite curry and I like the way you have made without onion and garlic. So simple and quick to make in pressure cooker. Will try it out soon.

  13. Aloo gobhi looks delicious. Loved this easy pressure cooker recipe. I would love to try it soon.


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