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Gobi Masala

Gobi Masala is a spicy, saucy dish of cauliflower flavored with tomatoes, cumin and garam masala.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Vaishali Honawar


  • 1 medium cauliflower , separated into florets. Boil water in a pot and drop the florets into it. Bring back to a boil and let the cauliflower cook for about three minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • 1 large onion , ends lopped off, cut into half, then sliced into half-moons
  • 2 medium tomatoes , diced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder , like cayenne or paprika for a milder flavor
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp garam masala powder (use some Kolhapuri spice mix or tawa masala for a slightly different but delicious flavor)
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil like canola


  • Heat oil in a skillet.
  • Add the cumin seeds and, when they sputter, add the onions and a little salt. Saute until the onions turn translucent, about five minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and the powdered spices. Stir and let the tomatoes cook until they break down and start to express the oil.
  • Add the cauliflower florets and stir well. Cover and cook a few more minutes or until the cauliflower is al dente. You don't want it to turn soft and mushy. Season with some fresh chopped coriander leaves.
  • (Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories 93, Dietary Fiber 5.3 grams, Total fat 2.9 grams, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 15.8 grams, Potassium 707.6 mg, Protein 4.2 grams)