Gobhi Mussallam



One  of my fav. cauliflower dish . This is so rich and scrumptious gravy dish.  I  make this atleast once in every winters. Its a good option for  vegetarian guests. I was introduced to it by my Mother-in-law, I saw her making it and just loved it, i like it this way as it attracts people to try it. You can take big, medium or small cauliflower but don’t cut them. Use whole flower to make it. You can use Kitchen king masala. It is a bit time consuming as you need to cookl whole gobi and carefully keep an eye on it otherwise it will be overcooked and become  mushy. But its not at all tricky you just need to be careful. So try it and surprise your family.




Gobi/Cauliflower  1  medium  or 2 small

Onions   2 medium

Tomatoes  2 medium

Garlic   8-10 pods

Ginger  2 inch piece

Tomato Puree   1 tbsp

Kitchen  King  Masala  1 tsp

Cumin Seeds   1 tsp

Coriander  powder  1 tbsp

Amchoor  1/2 tsp

Garam Masala  1/2 tsp

Chilly Powder   1/2 tsp

Salt – as per your taste

Oil 4 tbsp




You must select the cauliflower with tightly packed florets. Cut the stem and leaves of the cauliflower. Now wash it properly.  Soak it in salted water for 10 mins.

Take out of the water and dry it on a kitchen towel. Take oil in a thick bottomed pressure pan and shallow fry the cauliflower on a low flame. Turn it and shallow fry this side as well.

Take it out of the pan. Now puree onions, tomatoes , garlic and ginger. Put cumin seeds in the oil and when it crackles, add the pureed onion, tomato paste to it and fry it on a slow flame.

When it starts leaving the sides, add all the dry spices and cook for another  15 secs and then add I glass water to it. Bring it to boil.

Put the cauliflower in the pressure pan and and cook on medium flame till you get two whistles.

Serve hot with chapattis , paranthas, pooris or rice.

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  1. Raghu says:

    Interesting twist in the tale of cauliflower recipe. Dindt know that such a thing can happen with cauliflower. Like me, my mom also like tasting new things except that I go around india and she is at home listening to my stories about food varieties. Will try this recipe myself. Thanks for posting this recipe. This is way different than I ever imagined. Good.

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