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gobi masala recipe restaurant style - creamy delicious and lightly spiced gobi curry made restaurant style.

4.71 from 31 votes
total time:
55minutes

gobi recipe with step by step photos – creamy, delicious and lightly spiced gobi masala made restaurant style. this is an easy recipe to make gobi curry which taste like the gobi masala that is served in restaurants. there are many gobi recipes that taste great. this gobi masala recipe is one such awesome recipe.

gobi masala recipe

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.

while making any gobi recipe, i always suggest to blanch the cauliflower to get rid of insects or worms.

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

as a variation apart from cauliflower you can also add steamed or boiled veggies. addition of potatoes and green peas will go very well in this gravy.

if you are looking for more gobi recipes then do check:

gobi masala recipe below:

gobi recipe, gobi masala recipe, cauliflower masala recipe
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gobi masala recipe

gobi masala recipe restaurant style - creamy delicious and lightly spiced gobi curry made restaurant style.
course main course
cuisine north indian, punjabi
prep time 30 minutes
cook time 25 minutes
total time 55 minutes
servings 3 to 4
rough calories per serving 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 gobi masala recipe

preparation for gobi masala

  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 the gobi curry and switch off the fire.

  18. serve gobi masala hot with rotis, naan or rice.

recipe notes

tips for making gobi 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 gobi gravy starts appearing dry then you can add some water.
 

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how to make 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.

soaked gobi florets for gobi masala recipe

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.

tomato-cashews paste for gobi masala recipe

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.

blanched gobi florets in the hot oil

4. then remove the sauted cauliflower and keep aside.

sauted cauliflower for gobi masala recipe

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.

fry bay leaf for gobi masala recipe

6. add the chopped onions.

saute onions for gobi recipe

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

ginger-garlic paste for cauliflower masala recipe

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

tomato-cashew paste for gobi masala recipe

9. add the tomato-cashew paste and stir.

whisked yogurt for making gobi masala recipe

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

add water to gobi masala spice mixture

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.

paste to make gobi masala recipe

12. switch off the stove and then add 3-4 tbsp full fat whisked yogurt (curd or dahi).

add cream to gobi masala recipe

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

stir gobi masala spice mixture

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

add gobi florets to make gobi masala recipe

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

cooking - gobi masala recipe

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.

cooking - gobi masala recipe

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

cooking gobi masala recipe

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

gobi masala, gobi masala recipe

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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