Gobhi ki Sabji Recipe | Dry Cauliflower Recipe | Gobi Bhujia Recipe

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Gobhi ki Sabji Recipe | Dry Cauliflower Recipe | Gobi Bhujia Recipe

Dry cauliflower (gobi/gobhi) is a yummy vegetarian recipe that is prepared in every Indian household in a different manner. Irrespective of the kind of cooking technique and blend of spices used, every gobhi ki sabji tastes fabulous. When we say ‘dry’, it simply means the vegetable is stir fried and then seasoned with spices. There is no gravy. It is also known as gobi bhujia in the northern parts of India. Gobhi ki sabji is easy and quick recipe and it tastes good even after several hours of cooking. It is a perfect side dish for chapathi and you can pack it for your kids’ and husband’s lunchbox.

Choosing the Variety of Cauliflower

Choosing the right kind of cauliflower for making gobhi ki sabji makes  huge difference in the way your recipe tastes and smells. You might have noticed that there are mainly 2 types of cauliflowers available in the market. When the florets are packed tightly together and their color is white, there is a good chance that it will have an unpleasant flavor and smell. It won’t go away even if you blanch the cauliflower.

The other variety of cauliflower has florets that are not bound tightly together. Their color appears between pale green to pale yellow. Such a cauliflower has no unpleasant smell. Besides, it has a good taste and texture. Check out the pictures below to get an idea what to look for.

Serving Suggestion for Gobhi ki Sabji

Dry gobi ki sabzi tastes great with rotis as well as with dal-rice. I have served it with plain toor dal with the flavors of hing/asafetida, fragrant Indrayani rice, and ghee.

Also check out the Indo-Chinese Gobi Manchurian Recipe.

Now let’s see how to make this delicious, lip-smacking, masaledar gobhi ki sabji. Let’s get started with the list of ingredients and preparation.

How to Make Gobhi ki Sabji Recipe

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Gobhi ki Sabji Recipe | Dry Cauliflower Recipe | Gobi ki Sabzi
 
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Dry gobhi ki sabzi is a stir-fried cauliflower recipe that is hot and spicy with a tang of tomatoes. It gets ready within minutes and an ideal lunchbox recipe.
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Cauliflower/Gobhi - 250 grams
  • Onion - 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Tomato - 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Ginger-garlic - ½ tbsp, freshly pounded
  • Green chilies - 2, chopped
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Mint leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp or to taste
  • Byadgi red chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala - ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Whole coriander seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Chicken masala - ½ tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
Instructions
  1. To make gobhi ki sabji, start off by lightly roasting the cumin seeds and whole coriander seeds. Coarsely pound them together in the mortar and pestle. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet/kadhai. Toss in the onions and saute until they turn pink.
  3. Next, add in the freshly pounded ginger and garlic. Saute till the raw smell goes away.
  4. Add the cauliflower, turmeric, and salt. Roast the cauliflower along with the onions for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes, coarsely pounded coriander seeds and cumin seeds, byadgi red chili powder, coriander powder, and chicken masala. Mix well.
  6. Cover and cook on low heat until the cauliflower is done. It should still have some crunch and not be completely mushy.
  7. When the cauliflower is done, add green chilies, coriander leaves, torn mint leaves, lemon juice, and garam masala. Give it a final mix.
  8. Gobi ki sabzi is ready. Serve hot with dal-chawal or roti. Enjoy!

Gobhi ki Sabji Recipe with Step by Step Pictures Below


Step 1

Prepare the ingredients for making gobi ki sabji.

gobhi ki sabji ingredients and preparation


Step 2

To make gobhi ki sabji, start off by lightly roasting 1 tsp cumin seeds and 1 tsp whole coriander seeds. Coarsely pound them together in the mortar and pestle. Keep aside.

roasted coriander seeds and cumin seeds for gobi sabzi


Step 3

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a skillet/kadhai. Toss in 1 medium onion finely chopped and saute until it turn pink.

sauteing the onions for making cauliflower recipe


Step 4

Next, add in 1/2 tbsp freshly pounded ginger-garlic. Saute till the raw smell goes away.

sauteing the ginger and garlic for cauliflower recipe


Step 5

Add 250 grams cauliflower broken into medium-size florets, 1/4 tsp turmeric, and salt to taste. Roast the cauliflower along with the onions for 2-3 minutes.

roasting the cauliflower for making dry gobi ki sabzi


Step 6

Add 1 medium finely chopped tomatoes, coarsely pounded coriander seeds and cumin seeds, 1 tsp byadgi red chili powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, and 1/2 tsp chicken masala.

adding tomatoes and spices to the gobi


Step 7

Mix well.

cauliflower dry sabzi how to make


Step 8

Cover and cook on low heat until the cauliflower is done. It should still have some crunch and not be completely mushy.

indian cauliflower recipe gobi dry curry


Step 9

When the cauliflower is done, add 2 chopped green chilies, 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves, 2 tbsp torn mint leaves, 1 tsp (or to taste) lemon juice, and 1/4 tsp garam masala. Give it a final mix.

garnishing the gobi ki bhaji with hara dhaniya and garam masala


Step 10

Gobhi ki sabji is ready.

gobi recipe is ready


Step 11

Serve hot with dal-chawal or roti. Enjoy!

gobi recipe served with dal chawal

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Neelu Puri
    November 7, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    vry testy..gud presntation

  • Reply
    Anahita Paudwal
    November 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    i tried this gobi sabzi for lunch n my kiddo who hates gobi ate it with joy.. it was super yummy..
    the addition of chicken masala is a new idea to me and made the taste so much better..ur tips to buy gobi as helped..thanks for such awesome tips n rcps.

  • Reply
    rucha krishnan
    November 23, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    we get only white gobi in market, what to do? it smells

    • Reply
      Monica
      December 9, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      Boil it in hot water for 2-3 minutes with a pinch of turmeric/haldi. then drain it, refresh it with lots of fresh water and then use it in this recipe. it helps to a certain extent.

      • Reply
        RUCHA KRISHNAN
        January 4, 2018 at 4:23 am

        Thanks Monica. Followed your instructions..got rid of the smell ..just a hint was there. I guess it’s going to be there..but tasted a lot better..:) lovely recipe.

  • Reply
    Madhuli N
    January 4, 2018 at 5:25 am

    made this today for breakfast with rotis.. kids loved it! thanks for the cool recipe..

  • Reply
    vartika garg
    May 5, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    your recipes are really amazing..very easy

    • Reply
      Monica
      May 6, 2018 at 9:17 am

      Thanks Vartika

  • Reply
    sharvari malik
    May 13, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    super delicious. i made it with dal rice just like you did and it was the ultimate platter of comfort food with some dahi and achar..

    • Reply
      Monica
      May 16, 2018 at 9:44 am

      Thanks Sharvari. I am glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂

  • Reply
    samaira gupta
    July 26, 2018 at 9:49 am

    this one is a very different n yummy gobi sabzi. thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    meeta
    March 15, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    i made this today and it was so delicious. i had had something similar in a dhaba and I totally loved it.Thanks for the share

    • Reply
      Monica
      March 17, 2019 at 11:21 am

      Thank you Meeta. I am so happy you enjoyed it 🙂

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