Saturday, March 31, 2012

Gobi Masala-Gobi Masala Recipe (Restaurant Style Recipe)

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.

Gobi Masala-Cauliflower masala

Gobi Masala-Cauliflower Masala-Restaurant Style

Gobi Masala-Cauliflower Masala

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Serves: 3-4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Cauliflower florets - 3 cups (heaped)
   Onion -2 medium size
   Ripe Tomatoes - 3 medium size
   Ginger-garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Chilli powder - 1 -1 1/2 tsp
   Coriander powder - 3 tsp
   Garam masala - 1 tsp
   Cashew nuts -5-6

   Kasuri methi - 1 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil -2 tbsp oil
   Butter - 1 tbsp
   Cumin seeds/jeera seeds -3/4 tsp
   Cloves - 2
   Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
   Cardamom - 1

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp finely chopped
   Fresh dairy cream- 2 tbsp (optional )


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.

Cauliflower masala-Gobi masala recipe

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 Pulao

Cauliflower Curry (very simple)

Gobi Paratha (step by step)

Cauliflower Kurma

Aloo Gobi Recipe

Gobi Manchurian

Cauliflower 65

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  1. hiiiiii padhu,
    Nice to come here after a long time....the gobi dish looks yummmy, best with rotis...snaps look good

  2. Delicious, great combo with naan..

  3. Love this version. will try sometime for sure :)

  4. interesting one..looks yummy..nice cliks as always...

  5. Looks so good, adding cashew nut is a nice touch!

  6. Seriously need some rotis to have with this delicious masala.

  7. I love gobi masala, wish I have this with parotta, best combo!

  8. Creamy Gobhi masala... mouthwatering!

  9. Looks yummy and perfect combo with chapathi ..

  10. I tried this recipe yesterday. Was simply superb! My husband and I enjoyed it with chapatis. I follow your blog regularly and enjoy all your recipes! Thank you!

  11. i made a different version of it dear...and i really loved it..thank u so much for this one!!!!

  12. it was an awesome recipe .my kids literally licked fingers.thank u padhu

  13. hi padhu
    Thanks for all your recipes.really will u tell how to make naan and roti at home?

    1. Thank you Manjula. I have already posted how to make soft rotis . Naan will be posted soon.

    2. Thanks a lot padhu. have a nice day


  14. tried out this one padhu... came out very well... my hubby enjoyed it very much...thanx...add some more cookies recipes if possible..

  15. pathu ur my life husband loved this dish ....everytime he scolds me since i am new to kitchen and cooking ....just got married and this helped me a lot in impressing him .....thank u sooooooooooooooooooo much :)

  16. After the movie PK, i think it would be better to change your website logo :-P Just kidding :-) Very nice recipes, i have learnt cooking from your website :-) Keep up the good work!

  17. Tried out today. It was too yummy to taste. Thanks for the receipe... :) loved it

  18. Really yummy .. Must try recipie i would say !! Fingerlicking๐Ÿ˜‹

  19. Tried your this recipe today ...really awesome and fab taste ...thank you very much for this wonderful recipe ...๐Ÿ˜ƒ all ur recipe are awesome ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

  20. Tried this delicious recipe today and yes it tasted so yummy.. my husband and my DD loved it.. Whenever I wanted to try a new dish, your site is the first thing that I refer. Awesome recipes Padhu. You definitely play a great role in my cooking :-)

  21. I tried this recipe today as a side dish for chapathis, they came out well. Would give it a 4 out of 5 stars. Made a couple of alterations, I skipped the cashews and ground the ginger-garlic-clove-cinnamin before frying in oil. This recipe is a keeper.

  22. I just made this tonight and it was fabulous. Thanks so much!

  23. Looks delicious , awesome recipe .. gonna try this today !!! All your recipes have come out well .. thank you so much for all your efforts taken ...

  24. This recipe works. Tried. Came out well. Thank you :)


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