Aloo Gobi, how to get your children to love cauliflower

Aloo Gobi, how to get your children to love cauliflower

I always love quick and simple and what I love most about this meal is that up until now my children have hated cauliflower.  However wish this dish they loved it, so to me this is a no brainer and will be a regular visitor to our meal table.

I teamed this up with Kheema Matar which I shall post next week!

 Visual Evidence

Aloo Gobi


Serves: 4-6

  • 55g/2oz ghee of 4 tbsp vegetable or groundnut oil
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cm/1 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh green chilli, de-seeded and thinly sliced
  • 450g/1lb cauliflower, cut in to small florets
  • 450g/1lb large waxy potatoes, peeled and cut in to large chunks
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • fresh coriander sprigs, to garnish


  1. Heat the ghee in a flameproof casserole or large frying pan with a tight fitting lid over a medium high heat.  Add the cumin seeds and stir around for about 30 seconds until they crackle and start to brown.
  2. Immediately stir in the onion, ginger and chilli and stir for 5-8 minutes until the onion is golden.
  3. Stir int he cauliflower and potatoes, followed by the ground coriander, garam masala and salt and continue stirring for about 30 seconds longer.
  4. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to the lowest setting and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 – 30 minutes until the vegetables are tender when pierced with the point of a knife.  Check occasionally that they aren’t sticking to the base of the pan and stir in a little water if necessary.
  5. Serve garnished with sprigs of coriander.

© Justine Nagaur

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  29 comments for “Aloo Gobi, how to get your children to love cauliflower

  1. March 6, 2015 at 11:37 AM

    Yum! Again reading your post at lunch time…goodbye, I’m going to eat something…lol

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 7, 2015 at 10:58 AM

      haha sorry for that lol x its like food shopping on an empty stomach, dangerous stuff


  2. March 6, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    Ohhh Justine, you are trying your hand at “Indian dishes” too 🙂

    So nice to see that 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 7, 2015 at 10:58 AM

      hah yes I love cooking Indian food, all the spices, it is art!”

      Liked by 1 person

      • March 9, 2015 at 3:31 PM

        There are so many varieties and it quite differs from region to region 🙂

        Let’s see, I’ll try to post some special dishes from Kerala here 🙂


  3. March 6, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    I love cauliflower – thanks for the recipe Justine

    Liked by 1 person

  4. March 6, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    For some odd reason I have always loved broccoli but hated cauliflower. However with these appetizing photos you’ve convinced me to give it another try 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 7, 2015 at 10:57 AM

      oh really you should and when i find my other cauliflower recipe i shall share that too x

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  5. March 6, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    You nailed it perfectly girl! Fabulous ❤️❤️❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  6. March 7, 2015 at 7:30 AM

    Looks fab !

    Liked by 1 person

  7. March 7, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    This dish is my favourite! Very often cooked in my home.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. March 7, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Hi Justine, thank you for a lovely dish and a great tip for the kids!! Pass the bowl my way and let me get stuck in before the party goers arrive 😀 happy Fiesta Friday! X

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    • March 8, 2015 at 5:51 PM

      oh you can have a large bowl just because you are so sweet x


  9. March 8, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Aloo gobi definitely has magical powers because I don’t really like cauliflower but I do love aloo gobi, and yours looks yummy!


  10. petra08
    March 9, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    Oh, this looks so incredibly straight forward and delicious, love it! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. March 10, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    If this made your children love cauliflower, it MUST be a keeper of a recipe! Sounds wonderful and looks delicious, Justine! 🙂

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