Friday, March 09, 2007

'G' is for Gobi Masala

I adapted this recipe from the Indian Vegetarian Cookbook by Tarla Dalal. This recipe is very easy to make and tastes awesome. The major change I made to the recipe was to oven roast the cauliflower instead of deep frying as mentioned in the original recipe. I also added kasoori methi to give it a hint of the methi flavor. This is my entry for Nupur's A-Z of vegetables. Here is the recipe.

Gobi Masala


1 big cauliflower (use as much as you need as it will shrink once you roast in the oven)
1 cup crushed tomato
1 potato (boiled and cut into cubes)
1/2 cup green peas
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
A pinch of turmeric powder
2-3 onions finely chopped
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 tsp kasoori methi
Salt to taste
Cilantro for garnish
Oil as needed

1. Break the cauliflower into big florets and spread on an oven safe tray. Coat with olive oil and bake for 425 degrees for about 60 minutes. Turn the cauliflower every 20 minutes as this ensures that it is evenly baked.
Oven roasted cauliflower

2. Sauté the onions in a pan.
3. Add the ginger garlic paste and the red chilli powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and kasoori methi and mix well.
4. Add the green peas and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
5. Next add the crushed tomatoes and cook till the raw smell disappears. Add water to make the gravy thinner.
6. Add the cubed potatoes and oven roasted cauliflower and let it come up to a boil. Season with salt.
7. Add the half and half and mix well.
8. Garnish with cilantro.

Gobi Masala

Recipe adapted from Tarla Dalal’s – The vegetarian cookbook


Viji said...

Lakshmi, very nice presentation. Baking saves lots of oil. Viji

Lakshmik said...

Yes Viji. Glad you liked the presentation.

Anonymous said...

wow...nice twist...gotta try it...I love gobi...great presentation....thanks for sharing

Lakshmik said...

Hi Dilip

Good to hear from you. Hope you are doing fine. Do try out the curry and let me know.

FH said...

I always spray and bake the Cauliflowers too,tastes great that way L!! Looks wonderful.Thanks.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Asha.

Anonymous said...

Looks delcious. Gobi is my all time favourite after Bhendi. I make aloo gobi in oven but in a different why. Great entry.

USHA said...

Nice presentation and great entry for the event.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Padmaja

Do post your version too. The more the merrier :)

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Usha.

Lisa said...

Looks and sounds simply delicious. I must tag this and try it sometime -- soon!

Richa said...

hi Lakshmi, I've never tried baking the gobi. usually I pan fry the gobi and then proceed on the same lines, will give it a try sometime. great pics!
thanks for the tip

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Richa. Infact, I had another dish that my friend made with gobi and it tasted delicious. The cauliflower in that recipe too was deep fried. That's when I thought I should try baking them.

bee said...

looks very good. loved your jowar rotis.


Lakshmik said...

Thanks Bee.

Sia said...

thats so good lakshmi. i love the idea of baking than frying. saves so much of energy and also less oily. thanks for the recipe girl:)

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Lisa. Glad you liked the recipe and thanks for visiting my blog.

swapna susarla said...

hi lakshmik
gobi curry sounds good.

Bong Mom said...

Looks nice Lakshmi. I do a baked one with a little difference shall post some time

Prema Sundar said...

This is a great Idea Lakshmi.. I haven't tried baking cauliflower.. Gobi masal looks yummy. thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

That's good twisted recipe..i liked the oven roasting..will give it a try soon..

Lakshmik said...

Swapna, Sandeepa and Maheswari - do try it out sometime. It tastes delicious.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Prema

Glad you liked the recipe. Yes, it tastes yummy.

Shammi said...

Wow, baked cauliflower as a base for gobi masala. Why didnt I ever think of it??? :) Thanks for the inspiration! Going to try this on my mother :)

Anonymous said...

Great recipe.

Terri the terrific said...

I tried this recipe out and it was so good, I don't know how I can return to unbaked gobhi. I'm going to try the baked aloo next. Thanks for posting.