This no onion and no garlic aloo gobi sabji is ready in the Instant Pot in just 1 minute! Cauliflower and potato curry in the pressure cooker is the perfect mid-week meal and only requires a handful of easy to find ingredients. 

dry aloo gobi without onion garlic served


Aloo Gobi is a much-loved curry all around the world! In every single household, you will find a variation of aloo gobi that is unique to them. 

We love aloo gobi in all varieties, like langarwali aloo gobi, aloo gobi aur matar any my Nanima's rasadar aloo gobi (fulavar bateta nu rasawaru saak) which is also without onion garlic but with plenty of gravy. 

This version has no onion and no garlic making it suitable for dinner during Hindu festivals/fasts. It is also milder than Punjabi style aloo gobi. 

Don't like onion garlic, allergic to it or just simply want to avoid during fasting season? You may want to check out our delicious 12- no onion garlic curry and daal recipes

Aloo Gobi in Instant Pot/Electric Pressure Cooker

The Instant Pot is a wonderful way to have this curry ready on the table in such a short time. 

We have found that 1 minute on LOW PRESSURE with quick release is the perfect time and setting to get soft cauliflower that is not mushy.

We get vegetables with very high water content in the UK and thus do not need a longer cooking time but you may find that you need to increase the time accordingly. 

For Indian stovetop Pressure Cooker - 1 whistle is enough.

Light orange colour aloo gobi served in a metal bowl with roti

Why you want to make this curry?

✔️Vegan, gluten-free totally plant-based 

✔️No onion garlic so perfect for any fasting season

✔️No need to babysit this curry

✔️One-pot curry 

✔️No mashed up curry 

✔️Can be made in any electric or stovetop pressure cooker or any regular pan. 

Ingredients for Instant Pot Aloo Gobi - no onion garlic

Cauliflower - use fresh cauliflower. Frozen cauliflower won't give the same flavour. If you use frozen cauliflower, then adjust the setting to ZERO minutes pressure cook time. 

Potatoes - for this curry, use all-purpose white potatoes. I have found that floury potatoes make the curry far too dry. 

Oil - we have used olive oil. You need a generous amount of oil for good tasting aloo gobi. 

Cumin seeds

Whole spices - cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf and black pepper

Green chillies - slit green chillies go great in this recipe

Red chilli powder

Turmeric powder

Ground coriander and cumin

Garam masala - optional

Tomato puree - we have used passata for ease but crushed tinned tomatoes also go great

Salt to taste 

Freshly chopped coriander 

Optional - add in some frozen green peas and you'll have aloo gobi matar. Matar translates as green peas

What to serve with Aloo Gobi?

This particular aloo gobi curry is semi-dry, so I love to pair with round and soft gujarati rotlis or spinach rotli.

Sometimes for Sunday brunch, we like to treat ourselves this curry with hot and fluffy Poori and quick seviyan kheer... bliss!

Serve it with instant pot gujarati chana daal and hot and steamy rice and fresh and colourful salad for a completely no onion garlic meal. 

Or why just not use it for an Indian style taco? use it as filling in a tortilla and top it up with green chutney and refreshing roasted tomato raita


Do not keep cauliflower florets too small or too big. If they are too small, it will go mushy, if too big won't cook throughout. 

Check the spiciness of the green chilli before adding it, if too spicy cut down on the quantity. 

Do not compromise on adding oil, this particular recipe requires a generous amount of oil. 

If making it in the pan, make sure the pan is heavy based and keep the heat low whilst cooking. 

To make it low carb dish, skip potatoes. 


This aloo gobi stays fresh for a couple of days in the refrigerator, actually the next day it's tastes even better.  I wouldn't recommend freezing it. 


● Select saute button on the instant pot panel and heat oil in the stainless steel inner pan.

● Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, whole black pepper, cloves and cinnamon.

● Once it crackle add slit green chillies.

● Then add tomato puree and cook. 

● Add four spice powders, red chilli, turmeric, cumin and coriander and garam masala. 

● Mix well and cook for 2 minutes, add salt.

● Add cauliflower florets and potatoes, mix well. 

● Cancel saute and close the pot with the lid. Turn the valve on sealing position.

● Select LOW PRESSURE and choose 1 minute.

● Once done, release the pressure manually straight away.

● Gently mix, sprinkle freshly chopped coriander.

● Serve hot. 

indian aloo gobi served with roti in a metal plate

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Mains, Sides
Yield: 4-6 SERVINGS
Author: Hayley Dhanecha


This no onion and no garlic aloo gobi sabji is ready in the Instant Pot in just 1 minute! Cauliflower and potato curry in the pressure cooker is the perfect mid-week meal and only requires a handful of easy to find ingredients.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 1 MinTotal time: 11 Min


  • Instant pot
  • Spatula 
  • 5 cup cauliflower florets - 450 g
  • 2 cup potatoes - peeled and cut - 200g
  • 1/4 cup oil - 50ml
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. whole black pepper
  • 3 cloves
  • 1/2" cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 1 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin and coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree
  • Salt to taste
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves


  1. Select saute mode on Instant pot panel.
  2. Heat oil in the inner pot, add all the whole spices.
  3. Once they crackle add green chillies.
  4. Then add tomato puree and cook for a minute or so.
  5. Add spice powders and cook until oil is visible to the surface.
  6. Add salt.
  7. Now add cauliflower and potatoes, mix well.
  8. Cancel the saute mode and close the lid.
  9. Turn the knob at the sealing point.
  10. Select LOW-PRESSURE COOK for 1 minute.
  11. Quick-release the pressure.
  12. Sprinkle freshly chopped coriander.
  13. Serve hot.


Wash the cauliflower florets and potatoes in clean water before using it. You may add a handful of frozen or fresh green peas. For less spicy curry reduce the green chillies and use kashmiri red chilli powder.



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