Masala Gobi

Recipe by Mrs Parul Agarwal of

delacious and different spicy cauliflower

Ingredients vegetarian 6 servings

    • 800 grams Cauliflower (stem removed and stump scored)
    • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
    • 2 tbsp cashew nuts broken in to pieces
    • 10 gms ginger
    • 6 flakes garlic
    • 2 green chilies
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 300 grams onions grated
    • 1/4 kgs tomatoes blanched and chopped
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp coriander powder
    • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 tbsp red chili powder
    • 1/2 cup curd beaten
    • 1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
    • 1/2 tsp Salt


    1. In a bowl, add 4 cup water with 2 teaspoon salt. Immerse cauliflower for about 1/2 hour and drain.
    2. Grind together poppy seeds and cashew nuts into paste, adding a little water (3 tbsp) time to time.
    3. Separately grind together ginger, garlic and chilies into paste.
    4. Heat oil in a cooker for about 2 min, add onions and fry till golden brown.
    5. Add ginger garlic paste, tomatoes, turmeric, coriander, cumin and chili powder, 1/4 cup water and remaining salt.
    6. Cook till tomatoes are pulpy, stirring occasionally.
    7. Add 1-tbsp curd, stir and fry until curd is well blended. Add remaining curd in the same way a tablespoon at a time till all curd is used. Fry till oil shows separately.
    8. Add cauliflower. Stir and fry for about 5 min, ending with cauliflower stump down. Away from heat , stir in cashew nut paste and remaining water all round cauliflower.
    9. Close cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat. Reduce heat and cook for 2 min.
    10. Remove cooker from heat.
    11. Release pressure with slight lifting of vent weight.
    12. Open cooker. Transfer cauliflower onto a serving dish. Pour masala evenly over cauliflower. Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.



    Hello friends, I've tried out this recipe and is very delicious and easy to prepare. Its really a good recipe.. Thanks Parul