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Aloo-Gobhi Flatbread (Flatbread with potato-cauliflower stirfry)

Spicy and low fat flatbread topped with Indian style potato-cauliflower stir fry!!
aloo-gobhi-flatbread To me flat breads are not seasonal like heirloom tomatoes, peaches, plums or my favorite juicy strawberries. To me flat breads signifies spending time with family gathered around the table while talking and enjoying good food. This flatbread inspiration came from my beloved Indian style stir fry which I grew up eating and which till date my mom makes the best. The smell of fresh ginger and blend of spices makes every bite exotic and a worthy experience in itself.


I grew up enjoying it with Indian chapati or parantha but I wanted to give it a twist, make it essentially a snack which you can just enjoy while mingling with people and which can be served all at once and everybody can enjoy a slice while relaxing and spending quality time.


We enjoyed the leftovers next day for snacks with my new favorite drink. It tasted much better than previous day, slightly warmed up in toaster oven. It reminded me of my favorite snack samosa!


This is perfect for weekends or if you want to celebrate 4th of July with some fusion food!!

Aloo-Gobhi Flatbread

For flatbread:
3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
2.5 tsp active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
4 Tbsp olive oil
In a bowl, add warm water. To it add sugar and yeast and stir slightly. Let it sit for around 10-15 mins until it starts bubbling. In another bowl, combine flour, salt and oil and mix. Add yeast water to the dry mix and knead into a smooth dough for around 3-5 mins. Keep it in a well oiled bowl, covered, for around an hour until doubled. Knead again and let it rise for another hour.

Pre heat oven to 420F.

1 whole cauliflower, cleaned, rinsed and cut in florets
2 medium size potatoes, cleaned, peeled and chopped in pieces
Salt to taste
2 tsp oil, any good cooking oil
1 Tbsp ginger, chopped
2tsp cumin seeds
Pinch of asafoetida
2 tsp turmeric powder
5-6 green chilies, chopped
2 tsp red chili powder
1 Tbsp dry coriander powder
1 Tbsp mango powder

In a deep skillet, add oil. Once hot, add cumin seeds, asafoetida and green chilies. Once the cumin seeds stop to sizzle, add cauliflower florets and chopped potatoes. Stir it all together and to it add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and mango powder. Stir it all around. Cover the pot with a lid and lower the flame. Let it cook until the florets and potatoes get fully cooked. Keep checking and stirring in between to prevent it from sticking to the pot.

Once done, keep it aside.


Divide the dough into three parts and make into balls. Roll out one ball and transfer it to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Put half of the topping on top distributing it evenly. Bake it in a pre heated oven for good 15-17 mins.

Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro. Enjoy!!

44 comments… add one

  • traditionallymodernfood July 3, 2014, 10:52

    Looks delicious:) yum yum

    • naivecookcooks July 3, 2014, 10:52


  • Ema @ on the flavor road July 3, 2014, 10:52

    The stir fried coliflower looks amazing and all the spices I’m sure give it a beutiful flavor!
    I definitely want to try to make it, but I need your help:
    what asafoetida is?
    Also, I think I’m not gonna find the mango powder :( what could I use instead?
    If I don’t find none of these ingredients do you think I can still get the right balance of flavors?
    Thank you hun :*

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 10:52

      Hey girl, sorry for the late reply!! Asafoetida is a pungent spice used in Indian cooking. It imparts a nice flavour but you can totally make it without it! Mango powder imparts a nice tangy taste so if you can’t find one, use lemon/lime juice. It will work!
      Hope you like this!! Let me know love!

  • Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods July 3, 2014, 10:52

    asafoetida, mango powder… two things I’ve never seen. Thanks for showing me something new. 😀
    I don’t cauliflower has ever looked this amazing! Great flat bread recipe…pinning 😀

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 10:52

      Thanks Cindy. Do let me know if you try!!

  • kristie @ birchandwild.com July 3, 2014, 10:52

    This looks so good! I wish I had grown up eating aloo gohbi! I grew up eating Kraft dinner. I might have to try this for my husband!

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 10:52

      Haha you are funny Kristie!! Kraft dinners have their own magic! You should definitely try this!

  • Isadora @ she likes food July 3, 2014, 10:52

    This flatbread is so beautiful!! I love all the flavors and spices you used in this! I’ve never heard of aloo gobhi before, but I can tell that I would love it!

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 10:52

      You will Isadora and thanks for your lovely comment!

  • cheri July 3, 2014, 10:52

    This looks wonderful, love cauliflower and potatoes together, especially with these spice combinations. Love it!

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 10:52

      Thanks Cheri! Let me know if you try!

  • Medha @ Whisk & Shout July 3, 2014, 10:52

    Yum! Aloo gobi has always been my mom’s favorite… so I of course grew up eating it a lot :)

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 10:52

      Same here Medha hehe!

  • Emma July 4, 2014, 10:52

    Yuuuuum! Love this idea, must try!

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 10:52

      Thanks Emma!

  • ela@GrayApron July 4, 2014, 10:52

    I’m a big fan of your flat breads as well! And why not with cauliflower on top…?

    ela h.

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 10:52

      Aww I love your comment and I am so glad that you have been liking the flatbread recipes here! Thanks!!

  • Jess @ whatjessicabakednext July 4, 2014, 10:52

    This looks amazing- I love flatbreads, so delicious and a lot lighter. Love the topping, so flavourful and delicious.

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 10:52

      You are right Jess, everytime the fact that they are so lighter than traditional pizza wants me to make them more!

  • Consuelo - Honey & Figs July 4, 2014, 10:52

    Flatbreads are a favorite of mine, and your version looks spectacular! And so healthy too, yum!

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 10:52

      Thanks Dear. Do let me know if you try this!

  • Angie (@angiesrecipess) July 4, 2014, 10:52

    Asafoetida and mango powder…how exotic! The flatbread looks very inviting!

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 10:52

      Thanks Angie!!

  • Amy @ Fearless Homemaker July 4, 2014, 10:52

    Uh, YES YES YES! I always order aloo ghobi from our takeout indian place, so this flatbread version looks AMAZING. Brilliant!

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 10:52

      Amy since you like aloo gobhi, I am sure you will like this too! Let me know if you try!

  • Helen @ Scrummy Lane July 5, 2014, 10:52

    I love this wonderful ‘fusion’ flatbread – Italo-Indian, maybe? Curried cauliflower is always a winner.
    I’ve never tried ‘mango powder’ before but of course now I want to!

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 10:52

      Fusion food is always good right, Helen?! Hope you give this a try and thanks for your beautiful comment!

  • Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven July 5, 2014, 10:52

    I LOVE homemade flatbread! This awesome twist on it is definitely calling out to me—loving all the cauliflower on top!

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 10:52

      Thanks Sarah!!

  • aux fourneaux July 5, 2014, 10:52

    This looks so good! love cauliflower and potatoes
    Love it

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 10:52

      Thanks Manuella!

  • Joanne July 6, 2014, 10:52

    This is one of my favorite curries also! Love that you put it on a flatbread, like pizza!

    • naivecookcooks July 6, 2014, 10:52

      I loved it too. Flatbread topped with Indian curry! Hope you try this!

  • Crystal | Apples & Sparkle July 6, 2014, 10:52

    This sounds totally delicious!! Yum! : )

    • naivecookcooks July 9, 2014, 10:52

      Thanks Crystal!!

  • I love the combination of cauliflower and potatoes – fun idea to serve on flatbread!

    • naivecookcooks July 9, 2014, 10:52

      Thanks Jeanette!

  • Heather @ My Overflowing Cup July 8, 2014, 10:52

    This looks SO good! I can’t wait to try this as I love flatbreads and the flavors of this dish. Thanks so much for the recipe.

    • naivecookcooks July 9, 2014, 10:52

      Do let me know how you like it Heather! Thanks!

  • Tash July 17, 2014, 10:52

    This is definitely one of my favourite South Asian dishes – whenever we go out to eat I can get the same thing over and over…it’s always this! (With some tarka dhal and pilau rice!)
    Great idea, looks delicious!

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 10:52

      Hopefully you enjoy this version Tash!

  • Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine July 17, 2014, 10:52

    Aloo Gobhi is my boyfriend’s favorite Indian dish. He is always tell me I need to learn how to make it! Our favorite kind is the one with the tomato gravy. Do you ever make it that way? I could probably just added tomatoes to this recipe?

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 10:52

      Yeah you should try it but actually I have never tried making it with tomatoes!! But let me ask my mom and hopefully email you the recipe as soon as I get hold of it!! Thanks for visiting though!

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