Roasted Turmeric Cauliflowr (Aloo Gobi) | Nutrition Stripped
Eat Well Mar. 3. 2020

Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower (Aloo Gobi)

Mar. 3. 2020
McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of Nutrition Stripped® and the Mindful Nutrition Method™

This Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower (Aloo Gobi) is the plant-based comfort food that dreams are made of!

If there is one thing we know for sure, it’s that we LOVE Indian cuisine! The use of spices such as ginger, coriander, cumin, and turmeric give this delicious recipe a huge boost of flavor, and most importantly a healthy kick.

If you enjoy this recipe, make sure to try some of our other fun and healthy Indian inspired recipes.

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Whether you’re a seasoned batch-cooking vet, or just learning the ropes, this Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower (Aloo Gobi) is the perfect recipe to incorporate into your repetoiré. It’s quick and easy to make, packed with healthy vitamins and nutrients, and stores perfectly in our favorite glass containers.



Health Benefits of Turmeric

The spotlight is on curcumin here. Curcumin in the main component found in turmeric that is responsible for the well-known medicinal benefits and properties. Turmeric and curcumin have been studied for their involvement in improving IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), symptoms of Crohn’s disease, immune health, rheumatoid arthritis, and cystic fibrosis.

Curcumin also inhibits cancer cell growth and has been shown to help prevent colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, tumor growth, and even prostate cancer. It can help reduce the risk of childhood leukemia and also improve liver function. Turmeric has also been associated with the prevention of diabetes, cardiovascular complications, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Health Benefits of Cauliflower

Cauliflower can provide protection against cancer, anti-inflammation, cardiovascular benefits, and improved digestive health. Sulforaphane found in cauliflower helps protect the digestive lining and prevents bacterial overgrowth such as H. pylori.

Cauliflower-containing diets and the cruciferous vegetable family have been studied most in relation to cancer protection. As with most fruits and vegetables, cauliflower also contains great amounts of fiber which helps keep our digestive system moving, keeps us fuller for a longer period of time and releases a steady flow of energy into our bodies.

We can’t take the full credit for this brilliant recipe. Aloo Gobi is a traditional Indian dish and this recipe was inspired by chef and author Priya Krishna.

The Recipe

Serves 4-6


1/2 head cauliflower

2 russet potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped

½ tablespoon tomato paste

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon coriander

½ teaspoon garam masala

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 small nob ginger, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

garnish with fresh cilantro and chopped tomatoes 


Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°. Arrange potatoes and cauliflower on a rimmed baking sheet and roast until tender and slightly charred on the edges. About 20 minutes

Step 2

Heat olive oil or ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until translucent and they begin to brown around the edges, about 10 minutes. Add tomato paste, ginger and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Add to cumin, turmeric, garam masala, and coriander, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Step 3

Add potatoes and cauliflower, and toss and stir until vegetables are covered by spices and everything has a yellow tint. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with fresh lime and cilantro.


Have Leftovers? Here’s What To Do With Them:

As always, store in an airtight glass container that we recommend from the NS Shop for up to a month in the freezer, or in the fridge for 1 week.

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