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gobi masala recipe, how to make gobi masala recipe restaurant style

gobi masala recipe with step by step photos – creamy, delicious and lightly spiced gobi masala made restaurant style. this is a easy recipe to make gobi masala.

gobi or cauliflower is weekly veggie that i get at home. usually i try different recipes with gobi at times.

on most occasions, i make this aloo gobi. if not aloo gobi, then i make gobi parathas or a mix veg curry or the cauliflower is added to biryani, pulao or pav bhaji.

the gobi masala recipe is easy and simple to make. has more restaurant like flavors and goes very well with rotis, naan, tandoori rotis or just plain steamed rice.

if you are looking for more gobi recipes then do check aloo gobi curry, gobi manchurian, gobi 65, dhaba style aloo gobi and gobi manchurian dry recipe.

restaurant style gobi masala recipe below:

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gobi masala recipe
prep time
30 mins
cook time
25 mins
total time
55 mins
 
gobi masala recipe - creamy delicious and lightly spiced gobi masala made restaurant style.
course: main
cuisine: north indian, Punjabi
servings: 3 to 4
calories: 299 kcal
author: dassana amit
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
main ingredients for gobi masala:
  • 1 medium head cauliflower or gobi
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped finely
  • 3 to 4 garlic (lahsun) + ½ inch ginger (adrak) - crushed or made into a paste in a mortar-pestle
  • 3 to 4 tablespoon full fat fresh curd (yogurt or dahi) - whipped till smooth (optional) * check notes
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • 1 small tej patta (indian bay leaf)
  • ½ teaspoon caraway seeds (shah jeera)
  • ½ teaspoon crushed kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 1.5 cups water - add ½ cup more if required
  • 2 tablespoon low fat cream - 25% to 35% low fat
  • 3 tablespoon oil for sauting the cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoon oil for the curry
  • salt as required
to make the paste:
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon whole cashews (kaju)
how to make recipe
preparation for gobi masala recipe:
  1. chop the cauliflower into medium florets. rinse well and keep aside.
  2. heat 3 cups water with salt till its starts boiling.
  3. switch off and add the florets in the hot water. cover and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
  4. in the meantime, chop the onion and crush the ginger-garlic in a mortar-pestle.
  5. also grind the tomato-cashews to a smooth paste on a high speed in a blender with very little water. if there is too much water, then the mixture starts spluttering when sauting it.
  6. keep the tomato-cashew paste aside.
  7. drain the cauliflower florets and keep aside and gently wipe them dry..
  8. heat oil in a kadai or wok till it starts shimmering.
  9. add the blanched cauliflower florets to the oil and saute on a low to medium flame till they start getting light brown spots on them.
  10. this takes approx 8-10 mins.
  11. then remove the sauted cauliflower and keep aside.
making gobi masala:
  1. in the same pan, add 2 tbsp oil. add the bay leaf and caraway seeds.
  2. fry for a few seconds or till the oil become aromatic.
  3. add the chopped onions and saute till the onions get golden and caramelized.
  4. then add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few seconds till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.
  5. add the tomato-cashew paste and stir.
  6. add the spice powders – coriander, cumin, red chili, garam masala and turmeric.
  7. saute stirring often till the oil starts to leave the sides of the masala.
  8. the whole masala paste will clamp together and you will see oil clearly leaving the sides.
  9. this is an important step as if not done properly, the flavors don't come through in the dish.
  10. switch off the stove and then add the whisked yogurt.
  11. stir very well and then add 1.5 cups water.
  12. stir again and keep the kadai or pan on the fire again.
  13. now add the sauted cauliflower florets plus salt.
  14. stir and cover the kadai or pan with a tight lid.
  15. cook the cauliflower masala on low to medium flame for approx 10-15 minutes or till they are cooked completely.
  16. keep on checking at intervals.
  17. lastly add the crushed kasuri methi, cream and a pinch of nutmeg. stir and switch off the fire.
  18. serve gobi masala hot with rotis, naan or rice.
recipe notes

tips for making gobi masala recipe:

  1. * you can skip the yogurt in the recipe if you want. use full fat fresh yogurt as otherwise the yogurt may curdle while cooking.
  2. if the sauce or curry starts appearing dry then you can add some water.

rough nutrition info per serving:

Nutrition Facts
gobi masala recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 815mg 34%
Potassium 407mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 17.5%
Vitamin C 37.7%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 5.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 


lets start step by step gobi masala recipe:

1. chop 1 medium sized gobi/cauliflower into medium florets. rinse well and keep aside. heat 3 cups water with salt till its starts boiling. switch off and add the florets in the hot water. cover and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.

2. in the meantime, chop 1 medium sized onion and crush the ginger-garlic (3-4 garlic + ½ inch ginger). also grind the tomato-cashews (2 medium sized tomatoes + 1 tbsp whole cashews) to a smooth paste on a high speed in a blender with very little water… as if there is too much water, then the mixture starts spluttering when sauting it. keep the tomato-cashew paste aside.

3. heat 3 tbsp oil in a kadai or wok. drain the cauliflower and gently wipe them dry. add the blanched cauliflower florets to the hot oil and saute on a low to medium flame till they start getting light brown spots on them. approx 8-10  mins on a low to medium flame.

4. then remove the sauted cauliflower and keep aside.

5. in the same pan or kadai, add 2 tbsp oil. add 1 bay leaf and ½ tsp caraway seeds. fry for a few seconds or till the oil become aromatic.

6. add the chopped onions.

7.  saute till the onions get golden and caramelized. make sure the onions don’t get burnt as then the curry will have a bitter taste.

8. then add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few seconds till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.

9. add the tomato-cashew paste and stir.

10: add the spice powders – 1 tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin, ½ tsp red chili powder, ½ tsp garam masala and ¼ tsp turmeric.

11. saute stirring often till the oil starts to leave the sides of the masala. the whole masala paste will clump together and you will see oil clearly leaving the sides. this is an important step as if not done properly, the flavors don’t come through in the dish. takes approx 15-16 mins on a low flame.

12. switch off the stove and then add 3-4 tbsp full fat whisked yogurt.

13. stir very well and then add 1.5 cups water.

14. stir again and keep the kadai or pan on the fire again. now add the sauted cauliflower florets plus salt.

15. stir and cover the kadai or pan with a tight lid.

16. cook the cauliflower masala on low to medium flame for approx 10-15 minutes or more till the florets are cooked completely. keep on checking at intervals.

17. lastly add ½ tsp crushed kasuri methi, 2 tbsp low fat cream and a pinch of nutmeg powder. stir.

18. serve gobi masala with roti or parathas. here in below photo, gobi masala is accompanied with parathas and vegetable raita.




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This post was last modified on May 19, 2017, 3:33 pm

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