Cauliflower / Gobi masala

Cauliflower fried and sauted in spicy masala gravy!! It goes well with Roti or any other Indian bread or Pulao.

Cauliflower / Gobi masalaCauliflower fried and sauted in spicy masala gravy!! It goes well with Roti or any other Indian bread or Pulao.

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisineindian
  • Yield3 servings 3 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Total Time30 minutesPT0H30M

Ingredients

Cauliflower (medium)
1 number
Marination
Salt
1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp
Chilli powder
1 tsp
Gravy
Onion (medium)
2 numbers
Ginger (crushed)
1 tsp
Garlic (crushed)
1 tsp
Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp
Chilli powder
1/2 - 1 tsp
Coriander powder
1/2 tsp
Garam masala
1 tsp
Tomato (large)
1 number
Salt
Coriander leaves
sprig 2
Curry leaves
sprig 2

Steps

  1. Cut the caulifower into uniform medium size florets. Add them into salted luke warm water for around 10 minutes. It will help to kill the worms inside cauliflower. Clean it well and drain the florets.
    Cauliflower / Gobi masala
  2. Marinate it with salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder (listed under marination). Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the cauliflower florets. I personally like caulifower when it is fried.
    Cauliflower / Gobi masala
  3. Slice onions. Heat oil in a pan.  Add onions, curry leaves and some salt. Salt absorbs moisture from onion and helps onion to get cooked fast. Saute it well until onions turn light brown.  Crush ginger and garlic well. Add them and saute it well for 3 minutes.
    Cauliflower / Gobi masala
  4. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Add oil  and saute it really well. Add chopped tomatoes and saute it.  ** It is very important to roast the spices well until the raw smell goes.
    Cauliflower / Gobi masala
  5. Once tomatoes are cooked, add 2 tbsp water to the gravy. Mix it. Then, add fried cauliflower florets and chopped coriander leaves.
  6. Adjust salt in the gravy. Cover and cook for around 10 minutes in low flame. Cauliflower gets well coated with masala.
  7. If you wish to have it drier, you can make it further dry by sauteeing it for another 5 minutes in medium flame. Serve it with Roti or any other Indian bread or Pulao. Enjoy :)
    Cauliflower / Gobi masala