Saturday, September 28, 2013

Quick Cauliflower Sabzi | Phool gobi ki sabzi | Indian Sauteed Cauliflower : Beginner Series

If you have noticed, I do not have many cauliflower recipes at my space. That is because of the love-hate relationship that I have with this vegetable. I have a similar relationship with okra too. I cannot take the strong smell of this vegetable. Hence, I only cook it in a couple of ways I like.

During the last potluck party, my friend Bharati got this gobi ki sabzi & I loved it so much. I got the recipe from her immediately & made it the very next day. Here is the recipe for you.

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1. Cast iron griddle
2. Tarla Dalal Cookbook.


Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 20-25 mins
Serves: 3-4

gobi ki sabzi

Cauliflower florets : 4-5 cups
Onion: 1 medium sized, finely chopped
Tomatoes: 2 nos, finely chopped
Oil: 1.5 tbsp
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
Ginger-garlic paste: 1 tsp
Salt: As needed
Turmeric powder: a big pinch
Chilli powder: 1/2 tsp
Pav bhaji masala : 1 tbsp
Lemon juice: 2 tsp, optional
Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp, finely chopped for the garnish.

gobi sabzi


cauliflower florets

Cut the cauliflower into small florets.
Heat oil in a broad saute pan.
cauliflower sabzi 1
When oil is hot, throw in the cumin seeds.

cauliflower sabzi 3

cauliflower sabzi 4

When seeds turn golden brown, add in the onion & saute till the onions are soft & translucent.

cauliflower sabzi 5
Add the ginger garlic paste & saute till the raw smell of the ginger-garlic paste is gone.

cauliflower sabzi 6
Throw in the finely chopped tomatoes & mix.

cauliflower sabzi 7
Cook till the tomatoes become soft & oozes out oil.

cauliflower sabzi 8
Throw in the cauliflower florets, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, pav bhaji masala & mix gently.

cauliflower sabzi 9
Cook the cauliflower florets covered over a medium heat for 10-15 mins. Stir in between to ensure proper cooking.
There is no need to add water as cauliflower oozes out lots of water.
Cook till cauliflower is soft & yet holding the shape well.
Turn off the heat, add the lemon juice & mix.
Garnish it with coriander leaves & serve it hot with phulkas/rotis or chapathi.

hookosu palya

  • You could add about a cup of frozen green peas for the attractive color combination. I didn't have any :(
  • I do not advise adding coriander powder or any other spice powder other than pav bhaji masala.


  1. Delicious and colorful looking cauliflower curry. excellent preparation.

  2. Very healthy and delicious looking cauliflower dish.Please do drop by sometime.

  3. i dont have pav bhaji masala so can i add kitchen king or garm masala ????

  4. Sumiit Shah: you can add either of them. Also add a bit of chat masala along with garam masala for a tangy flavor!



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