Gobi Masala is a very popular and delicious dish which goes well with roti, chapati, naan, jeera pulao, peas pulao and many flavored rice dishes. Today we will learn how to prepare gobi masala (restaurants style) at home following this easy Gobi masala recipe/cauliflower masala recipe.
Cut cauliflower into bite size pieces. Wash it well and put them in hot salted water for 5 minutesto which a pinch of turmeric powder is added. Drain the water completely.
Soak cashew nuts in boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Drain the water and keep it aside.
Chop onion and tomatoes finely.
Heat a tbsp of oil, add the cauliflower florets, half of chilli powder, coriander powder, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, salt needed (for the cauliflowers alone) and cook till cauliflowers are soft. Keep the flames low. Do not over cook. Keep it aside.
For the Masala
Heat 1 tbsp butter + 1 tbsp oil, add jeera seeds, when it splutters, add cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. Saute for a few seconds.
Then add finely chopped onions and fry till they become golden brown. Stir continuously for even browning. This is a very important step. You can add a little salt to the onions to brown faster.
Add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder and saute for a few more minutes.
Add finely chopped tomatoes, the remaining chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and cook till tomatoes become mushy and leaves oil. (Tips- you should not add water before the tomatoes are cooked well)
After it cools, add 1/4 cup of water and grind it along with cashew nuts to a fine paste.
Now the cauliflowers and the masala for the gravy are ready. We will go to the final step.
Add a cup of water to the the masala and boil again. Add the cooked cauliflowers, crushed kasuri methi, needed salt and cook for a few more minutes till everything gets blended well.(As we have already added salt to the cauliflowers and onion, add salt carefully)
Stir in fresh cream and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot roti, chapati, naan or flavored rice.
Check out my Paneer Butter Masala recipe (Restaurant style recipe) which has been tried and enjoyed by many people.
Some Popular Gobi/Cauliflower recipes from this space
Cauliflower Curry (very simple)
Gobi Paratha (step by step)
Aloo Gobi Recipe
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