Aloo Gobi

This fragrant Indian potato and cauliflower curry takes no time to prepare. I served the aloo gobi as a meat free meal, with flatbreads on the side.

Aloo Gobi
Aloo Gobi
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When someone entered my life in the way of friendship a few years ago, I was really surprised. But I took the friendship at face value, and made my time available. We met up a few times and then I was invited to a party, where my invitation did not make much sense. But I went, thinking at the very least I would enjoy my day out. Which I did. But the underlying feeling of what can you give me is really what I took away from the day. I had made several donations to her organization, which were received with thanks. All of which involved no effort on her behalf. The new year came around, plans were made and cancelled, and I just let the friendship go as easily as it had come. I was therefore quite surprised to get a message about two fundraisers.

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Having no desire to go to either of them, I decided I would offer up something that could be sold at one of the events. This was an easy choice for me as I have an abundance of books. And they are always donated to charity once they have been read. I replied saying that I would not be able to commit to anything more than offering books for them to sell, on the condition they were collected from my office. And there they sat for an entire month. The day came and went, and the bag was still in my office. I thought it was rude and offensive not to pitch to collect them. And to not even bother to communicate that they were not needed. Clearly all they really want is money! Or for people to do all the hard lifting.

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Aloo Gobi

This is a lovely fragrant Indian curry
Recipe Category: Asian, Vegetarian
Makes enough for: 2 people
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 30 mls canola oil
  • 5 mls cumin seeds
  • 5 mls yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 curry leaves
  • 1 onion, peeled, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 500 g potatoes, cut into a large dice
  • 3 roma tomatoes, cut into a large dice
  • 15 mls garam masala
  • 7.5 mls yellow curry powder
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 350 g cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 10 g fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • flatbreads, rice, naan or roti and chutney to serve


  • Place the oil into a large lidded sauté pan and heat over a medium temperature
  • Add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves and cook until the mustard seeds start to pop
  • Add the onion and sauté until soft
  • Ad the potatoes and cook for 5 minutes, tossing occasionally
  • Add the tomatoes, garam masala and curry powder, season well, stir to combine and cook until you can smell the spices
  • Cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add the cauliflower and stir and leave to cook with the lid off for 5 minutes
  • Adjust the seasoning, add the lemon juice and coriander and stir to combine
  • Serve with flatbreads, rice, naan or roti and some chutney
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12 thoughts on “Aloo Gobi

  1. What a great recipe. I love Aloo gobi and have forgotten about it. As far as the friendship. It sounds like this person has put her heart and soul into raising money for causes and the more people she can invite to fundraisers the better. It does not sound like she is looking to develop friendships.

  2. When I go to an Indian restaurant I like to try their version of Aloo Gobi. I’ve had so many different versions — the only thing that’s constant is the potato and cauliflower that give the dish its name. Some versions have a lot of tomato, some a little, and some none. The spices vary. So the end results are very different.

    Also, I’ve always been amused by the reference to the dish in the movie “Bend it Like Beckham.” I’ve used the recipe from the director of that movie.

    best… mae at

  3. Hi Tandy, I have also had this sort of usury friendship. Actually, this happens to me a lot so I am a little wary now as people tend to take advantage of me. Thanks for this recipe, I don’t eat cauliflower but I could use egg plant instead.

  4. The good thing about getting older is that you’re much better about surrounding yourself only with good people. It’s a wonderful thing! Great recipe. I love the name!

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