A twist to the traditional Cauliflower and Potato Curry Recipe (Aloo Gobi). This is a quick and easy vegan Indian food recipe that is very easy to make.

Before we break down the Cauliflower and Potato Curry, let us face some urban legends!

Cauliflowers have an undeservedly horrible rep!

Closeup view of cauliflower and potato curry on a black plate

They are known to:

  • Be absolutely tasteless
  • Take too much of effort to chop
  • Be unable to work with other foods

That is not deserved at all.  Cauliflowers can be blended with spices and other foods to bring out its natural flavor.

You Tube and other sites have plenty of videos showing just how easy it is to cut them.  My favorite one is the one posted by MonkeySee on You Tube.  See just how easy it is to cut a cauliflower:

There is so much nutrition in Cauliflowers as shown by the   According to the chart, one head of Cauliflower contains 404% RDA of Vitamin C. They contain almost all of the essential vitamins and minerals that help the body.

So, I choose cauliflower in my healing foods hall of fame.

Ever since I can remember, I have been eating Cauliflower.  In fact, I think there is a picture of me in diapers and holding cauliflower floret for teething relief.  If I ever find that picture, I am going to burn it.  That picture does not need to see the light of day!

Closeup view of cauliflower and potato curry on a black plate

During my experimental phase, I paired the curry with strawberries, artichokes, bell peppers, corn, spinach…..  And even ORANGES!  Yes, I was a rebel!  Maybe someday I will write a blog about my experimental phase, but, not today.

Finally, I settled on peas and cashews.  This was a bold choice according to my mother.  I, on the other hand, think that this is what the default Aloo-Gobi recipe should be from now on.  These are not just regular peas.  They are sweet baby peas.  As I am writing this blog, I am eating this peas as a snack.  Just warmed up the peas in the microwave and then added salt and black pepper.

If you like this Indian cauliflower recipe, I think you will like my cauliflower rice biryani

Yesterday, I was in a health food store and noticed a funny poster about a cauliflowers being chased by broccoli zombies.  Found the art on Redbubble’s Site.  If you want to buy a print of it, just click on the picture:

Cartoon depicting zombie broccoli chasing a cauliflower floret - cauliflower and potato curry
the best Cauliflower and Potato Curry

Cauliflower and Potato Curry With Cashews

Simple cauliflower curry
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 People
Calories 776 kcal


  • ½ Cauliflower Cut into small floret
  • 2 Potatoes Medium sized
  • ½ cup sweet baby peas thawed
  • 2 tomatoes roughly chopped
  • ½ red onion julienned
  • ½ cup cashews
  • 5 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Shredded, optional
  • 2 Thai green chili add one more if you like it spicy
  • 2 tbsp red chili pepper
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder (optional)
  • 2 tbsp cumin powder or to taste
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 red chili dried, optional


  • Crush the tomatoes in a processor along with the ginger and garlic
  • Cut the green chillies into very small pieces
  • Soak the cashews in warm water for about 10 minutes
  • In a medium pan, add the oil and allow to heat for about 30 seconds
  • Add the mustard seeds and allow to pop
  • Add the cumin seeds
  • Add the onions and let them caramalize
  • Add the cashews and let cook for about 30 seconds. Stir constantly
  • Add the turmeric, red chili powder and cumin powder
  • Add the tomato puree and water
  • Let it cook for about 10 minutes or until some of the water has dissipated.
  • Add the cauliflower, potatoes and peas.
  • Cover and let it cook for about 15 minutes or until the cauliflower can be crushed with a spoon. Stir constantly.

Serve with roti and / or rice.


    Calories: 776kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 18gFat: 53gSaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 226mgPotassium: 1983mgFiber: 14gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1775IUVitamin C: 132.2mgCalcium: 221mgIron: 18.3mg
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    1. Did you ever find the picture of you teething on cauliflower? I love everything about this recipe. Cauliflower is one of my favorite veggies and feel just like you that it’s rep is undeserving. I just made some in a dish last night and already wish I had more…but instead of remaking that, I will just make this instead. YUM!

    2. There is not enough tomatoes in your recipe. Why? My mother and sister make it with so much tomato that you can’t see any other vegetables. And why long onions?