Aloo Gobi / Potato & Cauliflower Stir Fry- Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Aloo Gobi Instant Pot Pressure Cooker 1

A simple and delicious veggie stir fry, perfect for weeknights – Aloo Gobi made in Instant Pot. This translates to Potato Cauliflower in english. Aloo is Potato and gobi is Cauliflower. So this is a Potatoes & Cauliflower Stir Fry cooked in onion, tomato, along with aromatic spices such a turmeric & garam masala.

Aloo Gobi is a typical punjabi veggie, you will find in every restaurant. It is so easy to make on the stovetop or in the pressure cooker. It just takes minutes to cook it and can be enjoyed with naan or paratha.

When made in the instant pot, the texture of the cauliflower is well cooked, so if you want al dente cauliflower, you can reduce the cooking time to 1 minute on low pressure or make it in a pan on the stovetop.

This is a great vegan and gluten free dish. If you are trying to reduce carbs or are on a keto diet, you can skip the potatoes.

How to make Aloo Gobi in the Pressure Cooker?

Here is a quick 1 minute video of how to cook Aloo Gobi in the Instant Pot:

I like to use Low Pressure setting for veggies. You will also find that in other veggies I have made in the instant pot – Cabbage & Peas Stir Fry and Okra or Bhindi Masala.

You might notice that I don’t add any water while cooking Aloo Gobi. Yes, that is correct! The cauliflower usually has enough intrinsic water that gets released when it cooks. That water is enough to get the instant pot to pressure. However if you are worried, feel free to add 1/8 cup of water along with the cauliflower, especially if anything is stuck to the bottom of the pot while sauteing. It takes about 8-10 minutes for the ip to come to pressure and then 2 minutes of cooking on low pressure.

It is important to cut the potatoes smaller in size, so they get somewhat cooked while sauteing initially and then can get cooked in 2 minutes of low pressure.  Another important thing is that this requires a quick release, otherwise the veggies will get overcooked.

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Enjoy this easy and delicious Aloo Gobi with naan or paratha.  Don’t forget to let me know how you liked it.  Leave a comment, share your creation on our facebook page or instagram with #pipingpotcurry.

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Aloo Gobi Instant Pot Pressure Cooker 1
Aloo Gobi / Potato & Cauliflower Stir Fry - Instant Pot
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

A healthy & delicious potato and cauliflower stir fry made in the instant pot. So easy and quick, takes just 20 minutes. Vegan & Gluten Free.  

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 153 kcal
Author: Piping Pot Curry
  • 1 Cauliflower or Gobi medium, rinsed & cut into florets (about 1.25 lbs or 4 cups)
  • 1 Potato cut into small cubes (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tbsp Ghee or Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds or Jeera
  • 1 Green Chili Pepper slit into two (optional)
  • 1/2 Onion small, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 Tomato large, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 tbsp Ginger minced
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Dry Mango or Amchur powder or Lemon juice
  • Cilantro to garnish
  1. Start the instant pot in SAUTE mode and heat oil in it. Add cumin seeds and green chili. Saute for 30 seconds. 

  2. Add diced onions, ginger and garlic paste. Stir them. 

  3. Add chopped tomatoes and all spices. Add potato cubes and stir it all up. Saute for 2 minutes, so the potatoes are slightly cooked. 

  4. Add cauliflower florets and stir well. Scrape off anything stuck to the bottom of the pot. If needed, add 1/8 cup water to deglaze the pot. Press Cancel and close the instant pot lid. 

  5. Set the instant pot to MANUAL or pressure cook mode at low pressure for 2 minutes. It will take 8-10 minutes for the instant pot to come to pressure. 

  6. When the instant pot beeps, quick release the pressure manually. 

  7. Add the dry mango powder and garnish with cilantro. Aloo Gobi is ready to be served. 

Recipe Notes
  • If you are worried about making Aloo Gobi in the instant pot without adding water, add 1/8 cup of water along with the cauliflower. 
  • If you want a little more heat, add more cayenne or 1/2 tsp of garam masala. 
  • If you don't have dry mango powder, replace it with 1 tablespoon lemon juice. 
  • Stove top variation:  Follow the same steps, cook it covered with lid for 5 minutes,  Then remove lid and cook it for 10 minutes.
  • Low Carb or Keto Variation: Skip potatoes.  
  • This recipe was created in a 6qt Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-use Pressure Cooker. 
Nutrition Facts
Aloo Gobi / Potato & Cauliflower Stir Fry - Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving (267 g)
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.83g 12%
Saturated Fat 0.76g 4%
Trans Fat 0.028g
Sodium 632mg 26%
Potassium 793mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 19.42g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5.1g 20%
Sugars 5.56g
Protein 4.59g 9%
Vitamin A 29%
Vitamin C 150%
Calcium 6%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator. 


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11 thoughts on “Aloo Gobi / Potato & Cauliflower Stir Fry- Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

  1. I just got an Instant Pot and have made your Chicken Saag recipe three times so far. What type of green chile should I use in Aloo Gobi? Should it be a jalepeno? I don’t live near an Indian market, so do you have a recommendation for an online source for spices?

    1. Hey Lisa – Glad to hear you have been enjoying the Saag Chicken. I usually use Serrano or birdseye chili pepper, however feel free to use any that you have. Just make sure to adjust the spice and quantity of pepper to your taste. Amazon has most of the indian spices, you can find the links here – Indian Spices. Many in instant pot groups have suggested Penzeys spices, so you could consider that too. Hope that helps!

  2. I am so psyched to find this recipe. Aloo gobi is my very favorite dish to order, and I have just received an instant pot as a gift. This is going to be the very first thing I make! Thank you!

    1. Hey – Welcome to the Instant Pot club! I am sure you will love it. Looking forward to hear how you like the aloo gobi 😊

    1. I tried this recipe like exactly how you said.. it came out well.. but it got scorched at the bottom .. any ideas how to prevent this??

      1. Hey Riya – I am glad to hear the aloo gobi came out well. I wonder if anything was stuck to the bottom of the pot before you started pressure cooking? Also, just curious to know if you were using a 6qt or 8qt? Thank you!

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