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.

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