Cauliflower - Gobi- Indian Style

October  4, 2010
3 Ratings
  • Serves 4-6
Author Notes

My twist on an Indian classic. - micki barzilay —micki barzilay

Test Kitchen Notes

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 Annie —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 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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12 Reviews

caroline November 17, 2013
What are curry leaves? Thanks.
micki B. October 22, 2010
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.
AppleAnnie October 17, 2010
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!
micki B. October 18, 2010
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.
micki B. October 18, 2010
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.
micki B. October 15, 2010
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 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.
luvcookbooks October 16, 2010
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.
micki B. October 15, 2010
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
luvcookbooks October 15, 2010
Went to the blog and see your recipe is already taken= otherwise it would be an honor!
micki B. October 4, 2010
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.
luvcookbooks October 5, 2010
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!!
luvcookbooks October 4, 2010
you're a versatile cook
sounds delish
is it really possible to dice garbanzo beans?