Wednesday, August 7, 2019



In my house, one vegetable which we like and use quite often is cauliflower, known as Gobhi in Hindi. One reason is that we make rotis every day at home and I find that most gobhi dishes go well with rotis.

In choosing cauliflower, try to get those which are tightly packed. It is also advisable to clean them thoroughly by breaking them into florets and putting them in water with a little salt and turmeric (haldi) powder, to get rid of any impurities.

Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for other cauliflower dishes such as Masala Cauliflower, in which the whole cauliflower is cooked; Cauliflower Ambat, from our Konkani cuisine, and Achari Gobhi with the Punjabi Achari masala.

Today's recipe is adapted from Gobi Besan Sabzi by Indian Food Made Easy.

  • Gobhi, (Cauliflower), 1/2 kg
  • Besan, (Chickpea Flour), 4 tsp 
  • Onion, 1
  • Tomato, 1
  • Garlic Cloves, 4-5
  • Long Green Chillies, 2
  • Hing, (Asafoetida), 1/8 tsp 
  • Jeera, (Cumin Seeds), 1/2 tsp
  • Haldi, (Turmeric ) Powder, 1/2 tsp 
  • Chilli Powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Kitchen King Masala, 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, 3 tbsp 
  • Salt, to taste
  • Dhania, (Coriander Leaves), finely chopped, 2 tsp


Wash the cauliflower thoroughly, break into florets and putting the florets in water with a little salt and turmeric (haldi) powder for about 10 minutes
Rinse the florets in clean water and keep aside
Cut the onion lengthwise and chop the tomato,
Finely chop the garlic cloves and green chillies
In a thick-bottomed kadhai, heat oil and on medium heat add the asafoetida followed by jeera
When the jeera sizzles add the finely chopped garlic cloves and saute
Next add the green chillies and onions and saute
To this, add the besan and mix well and fry till the besan changes colour and gives off a good aroma
Add the tomato and salt and cook till the tomato becomes soft
Now add the haldi powder and chilli powder, mix well
Add the cauliflower florets, mix well till they are well blended with the masala
Sprinkle a little water and cook covered on medium heat stirring from time to time till the cauliflower gets cooked. (Take care they don't get overcooked)
Next add the Kitchen King Masala and mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes more
Switch off the gas and finally garnish the Gobhi Besan Sabzi with finely chopped coriander leaves
Serve hot with rotis

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