Gobhi Ka Palda

Gobhi ka palda is a special dish from the Chamba region of Himachal Pradesh. It is an easy and simple dish where potatoes and cauliflower are cooked in a yoghurt and rice flour based gravy.


  • 1 medium size cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons mustard oil
  • 1 cup yoghurt, beaten
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 1 piece cinnamon stick, inch long
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder


  1. Mix together yoghurt, rice flour and cardamom powder. Keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and temper with cumin seeds, bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamoms and cloves. Saute.
  3. Add onion, ginger and garlic and saute till light brown.
  4. Add cauliflower, potatoes, salt, turmeric powder and green chilies. Mix well and cook, covered on a medium flame till they turn soft.
  5. Add yoghurt mix and simmer till it thickens.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves serve Aloo gobi palda with rice or roti.

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