This Air Fryer Aloo Gobi is an easier version of the popular dish. It is one of the top vegetarian dishes in India, so much so, that would be hard to find an Indian restaurant that does not have a good ALoo Gobi on its menu.
Unlike many curries, Aloo Gobi does not need garam masala or even onions. Serve with a soft pillowy naan, or roti, and see why it is the comfort dish for a whole nation.
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The best part of air frying Aloo Gobi is the hand-off approach. You do not have to stand next to your pan, and keep stirring. Once in the air fryer, it will come out perfectly golden and cooked ready to be dunked in the spice oil.
Air fry and dunk in oil mix is all you need to do as far as cooking Aloo Gobi is concerned!
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Ingredient List for Air Fryer Aloo Gobi
Ingredients For Air Frying
- Cauliflower: I have used a medium-sized Cauliflower. Remove all leafy parts, and the stalk and keep them aside. These are edible and can be used for other recipes. Separate the florets by pulling them apart gently, or with a small knife.
- Potatoes: All-purpose or floury potatoes: Whitewashed, dirt brushed, Russets, King Edward, Kipfler, purple sweet potatoes, Yukon Gold potatoes, Desiree, and Dutch Cream, are all suitable. These mature potatoes are low in water and high in starch. They can hold their shape well during air frying and stay crispy.
- Oil: Any oil with a reasonably high smoking point can be used. eg ExtraLight Olive oil, Avocado Oil, Peanut Oil, Vegetable Oil, Ghee, etc.
- Salt: Please adjust salt according to taste.
Ingredients to be added to Hot Oil
Asafoetida: This beige powder can smell a bit too strong on its own, but just a pinch in hot oil will transform your dish with flavors. Just like a tiny bit dash of wasabi can transform sushi, but shouldn’t be eaten by the spoonfuls.
Turmeric: Packed with the beneficial bioactive compound curcumin, turmeric gives Aloo Gobi the perfect golden color. Turmeric is fat soluble, so it is fitting that it will be used in hot oil in this recipe.
Garlic: You can buy a store-bought garlic paste. If using fresh garlic, smash it with the flat of your knife before chopping it. Bruising releases more flavors from the garlic.
Ginger: Like garlic, you can use store-bought ginger paste. Peel the skin off and dice. I do not bother peeling the skin. You can also grate ginger and use it.
Chilli Powder: I have used the mind Kashmiri Chilli. This is more for its color than heat. You can also substitute with other milder varieties like sweet paprika etc.
Cumin Seeds: This is a very common ingredient used in Indian cuisine, and is commonly found in all supermarkets.
Green Chillis: These give a tangy sharpness to Aloo Gobi. Skip it if you want to keep the heat level low.
The step-by-step process with photos to make Air Fryer Aloo Gobi
1. With a knife, or by hand, break the cauliflower head into medium-sized florets. They should be roughly about 1 inch wide on top. Add half the oil (1/2 tbsp) and 1/2 tsp salt and mix well.
2. Arrange cauliflower florets in one single layer. Ait fry at 350F / 180C for about 10 minutes. Open the basket and give it a good shake. Check if the florets look golden brown. If they do, they are done now. Remove and keep aside. If not, air fry for 5 more minutes.
3. Use the remaining oil mentioned for air frying (1/2 tbsp) and add it to the sliced potatoes. Add 1/2 tsp salt, and mix well.
4. Air Fry for about 10 minutes at 350 F/180 C till golden and slightly crispy.
5. In a large bowl, add grated ginger, minced garlic, sliced green chilies, asafoetida, turmeric, cumin seeds, and red chili powder.
6. Heat 4 tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan till almost smoking. Carefully pour the hot oil into the spice mix and give it a stir.
7. Once the oil mix is ready, add the air-fried cauliflower florets, and potatoes to it. With a spoon, give it all a good mix, so that the oil mix coats cauliflower and potatoes well.
8. Garnish with coriander leaves (optional), and serve hot.
Important Tips And Notes
- Temperature – Airfryer temperature needs to be about 190 C or 390 F. Too hot, and they will burn at the edges before the insides are cooked well. Too low, and they might be too soggy. Preheating the air fryer for 3-5 minutes helps cook the fries evenly.
- Dash of water – Adding a dash of water to the air fryer will ensure the cauliflower florets do not burn a the tips.
Frequently Asked Questions About Air Fryer Aloo Gobi
Suggestions: Vegan/Vegetarian, Nut Free, Low Carb/Keto, Gluten-Free,
What can I serve this Air Fryer Aloo Gobi with?
Aloo Gobi is the perfect accompaniment to naans, rotis, or even wraps.
How long will Aloo Gobi store in the fridge?
Aloo Gobi will stay well in the fridge for about 3-4 days.
Can Aloo Gobi be frozen?
Yes, absolutely. Just pack in freezer-friendly bags, and store for 2-3 months.
What do I do with all these cauliflower leaves and stalk?
Stalks and leaves are as nutritious and edible as the florets. You can make soups, stir-fries, or even a high-fiber addition to meat dishes. Watch this space for recipes to use cauliflower leaves and stalks.
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Air Fryer Aloo Gobi (Indian Roasted Cauliflower And Potatoes)
- 1 Air Fryer
- 1 Bowl fo mixing
For Air Frying
- 4 cups Cauliflower Florets
- 2 cups Potato Slices
- 1 tbsp Cooking Oil
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Water
For Hot Oil Spice Masala Mix
- 4 tbsp Cooking Oil
- 1/8 tsp Asafoetida Pinch
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric
- 1 tsp Chilli Powder
- 1 tbsp Ginger
- 1 tbsp Garlic
- 1 tbsp Green Chillies Adjust as per taste
- 4 tbsp Coriander Leaves (Optional)
Air Frying Cauliflower and Potatoes
- Using a small knife, break the cauliflower hear into medium sized florets – about 1 inch top diameter. (see pictures)
- Slice Potatoes about 1/2 cm thick.
- In a large bowl, add the cauliflower and add oil. Mix well to coat.
- Add salt and toss gently.
- Add a tablespoon of water to the Air Fryer bowl.
- Arrange cauliflower in a single layer and air fry at 350 F / 180 C for about 10 – 15 minutes.
- Add salt, and oil to potatoes, and air fry at 350 F / 180C for 10 minutes.
Hot Oil Spiced Masala Mix
- Wipe the bowl clean, and add asafoetida, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, green chillies, turmeric, and red chilli powder.
- Heat oil in a pan till smoking, and carefully pour it over the spice mix.
- Add the roasted cauliflowers and potatoes to the oil mix and stir well.
- Check for salt and adjust accordsingly.
- Garnish with coriander or green chillies and serve hot.
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