Cauliflower - Gobi- Indian Style

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Author Notes: My twist on an Indian classic. - micki barzilaymicki barzilay

Food52 Review: Micki Barzilay's Cauliflower - Gobi - Indian style is a hearty, healthy, delicious vegetarian main dish just right for supper on a cool fall evening. Micki pairs the cauliflower with canned chickpeas instead of potatoes (as in traditional Aloo Gobhi)) a nice little trick that streamlines preparation and cooking time. With juicy tomatoes, one cup of water was more than enough. Also note the sweet spicy mustard called for is a prepared mustard, not mustard seeds. I served this Gobi with brown rice, and mixed the leftovers together for a great brown bag lunch. The chopped cilantro makes a fresh, pungent garnish that really compliments the soft, tangy cooked vegetables. - Apple AnnieA&M

Serves 4-6

  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 1 can of cooked garbanzo beans
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 small onion
  • 4-6 Tomatoes (tempered to remove skin)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili oil
  • 1 teaspoon spicy & sweet mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 threads of saffron
  • 6 curry leaves
  • water as needed
  • salt to taste
  • 4 sprigs of coriander
  1. Heat oil in fry pan add mustard ,cut onions, green chillies (chopped finely), curry leaves, & saffron. Saute till golden brown then Add water,cauliflower florets, chili oil, and mix together , Add garbanzo beans, skinned cubed tomatoes, garam masala, salt & water (as needed to maintain liquid sauce) , cook florets until soft .Garnish with finely chopped coriander.
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11 months ago caroline

What are curry leaves? Thanks.

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almost 4 years ago micki barzilay

Hi Annie f, Thanks for your Editor's Pick Review.
You are a wonderful writer & quite poetic in your descriptions....Honored to have your review. Thank you.
Micki

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almost 4 years ago AppleAnnie

Hi Micki, I enjoyed eating this flavorful dish for dinner tonight. I have a few questions though, since you said you might have made typos: did you mean 1 teaspoon of MARSALA wine or 1 teaspoon of garam MASALA the Indian spice blend? Also, is the spicy & sweet mustard a PREPARED mustard, and not mustard seed (a common ingredient in Indian cooking)? Thanks so much for clarifying these ingredients, and thanks for sharing such a nice recipe!

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almost 4 years ago micki barzilay

Hi Annie,
Thank you for your nice comment ...and yes indeed , I meant Garam Marsala ( not Marsala wine) and yes a prepared sweet & spicy mustard (vs mustard seed). If you have a Trader Joe's - they have the sweet and spicy mustard I like...if not any high quality sweet and spicy mustard would work.

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almost 4 years ago micki barzilay

P.S.Though you can also add mustard seed ( heat oil till hot then quick saute mustard seeds ) primarly for texture and presentation . The other option to kick it up is using whole peppercorns heated in the same way as the mustard seed.

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almost 4 years ago micki barzilay

Thanks for the thumb's up and willingness to EP it...which I had not realized someone else had upped for...but would still be interested to hear what YOU think if you do end up making it. In return I can't wait to try your Mac and Cheese...my partner is Italian & from NY thus he loves anything pasta but especially Mac and Cheese and far too often when we are at Whole Foods he is the one "sampling " the mac and cheese from the hot food bar ! So I may be able to divert him by making your dish instead! Thanks again for your comments.

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almost 4 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

planning to make it this wed am and will post in comments... on wed am i try to cook wed dinner since i work aft and eve, leave food for family and bring food for work. this sounds perfect with plain rice.
I just went to yr profile to look up the recipe. Can't believe the cheesy cauliflower is the first time i noticed yr recipes. Goes to show how many great recipes on the site!
The Mac and Cheese is good, but for a healthy Northern Californian might be a shock to the system... I love it, though. If you get to NYC, City Bakery on 18th St. makes my family's fave mac and cheese. Also has a salad bar to end all salad bar and pretzel croissants.

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almost 4 years ago micki barzilay

Curios ,if you tried my version if so might you comment for the Editor's Pick as I noticed they placed it in the request for people to try & comment list - Thanks, Micki

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almost 4 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

Went to the blog and see your recipe is already taken= otherwise it would be an honor!

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almost 4 years ago micki barzilay

Hi,
That is really funny, actually.....thanks for catching the typo. I was pretty tired when I submitted it...would not be surprised if other errors too !

And yes I love a variety of International styles.

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almost 4 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

chickpea curry is a favorite meal in our house. have a recipe from pauljoseph and now yours to try as well as my tried and true, also on the site, thanks!!

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almost 4 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

you're a versatile cook
sounds delish
is it really possible to dice garbanzo beans?