Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Shahi Gobhi Masala - North Indian Style Cauliflower Curry

There are a few vegetables with which I usually do not play around.Cauliflower is one such.Mostly Manchurian or Kurma is made with Cauliflower and I once even tried making a Biryani out of it!So when I had a big Cauliflower peeping at me every time I opened the fridge,I decided to cook something with it after all.Many ideas popped up and then I made this.
Shahi Gobhi Masala
Shahi gravy is a quite popular one when it comes to North Indian curries.Thickened with either a nut-paste or cream,these gravies are nothing short of an indulgence.I've made a Paneer version before and worked around that recipe a bit to make this.

I've chosen to shallow-fry the florets before adding to the gravy,you can deep fry or even boil it before adding to the gravy,choice is yours!Pairs well with rotis as well as a simple Jeera Pulao.

Shahi Gobhi Masala


Cauliflower florets - roughly 2 cups,cleaned
Cornflour - 1 tbsp
Salt and pepper to taste
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp

For the gravy

Almonds - 12-14
Milk - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Onion - 1,finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Tomato - 2
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water - 1/2 cup
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Lime juice - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp,chopped


Shahi Gobhi Masala 
In a pan mix together cauliflower florets,cornflour,salt and pepper to taste,ginger garlic paste and leave to marinate for 10 minutes.
Shahi Gobhi Masala 
In a non stick kadai add oil and saute the marinated cauliflower for 5-10 minutes or till the florets are cooked,slightly brown in colour and wilted.
Shahi Gobhi Masala 
Mix together badam and milk and make a smooth puree.
Shahi Gobhi Masala 
Puree the tomatoes too and keep aside.
Shahi Gobhi Masala 
In the same kadai add oil and saute onions till golden brown.Mix in the ginger garlic paste and tomato puree and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
Shahi Gobhi Masala 
Now add the masala powders - red chilly,coriander,haldi and sugar and salt to taste.
Shahi Gobhi Masala 
Add the badam paste and water and let it come to a boil.
Shahi Gobhi Masala 
Mix in the shallow-fried cauliflower florets and let it cook for 5-7 minutes.
Add garam masala,coriander leaves and lime juice.
Shahi Gobhi Masala
Serve with roti or rice.


  1. Such a delicious and awesome side dish.. looks amazing !!

  2. looks very creamy and rich :-)

  3. Looking yummy and delicious! Tempting clicks too:)

  4. G'day! Looks delicious, TRUE!
    Very healthy and love your step by step photos too!
    Cheers! Joanne
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