Gobi masala - Couliflower masala

Cooking time: 10 min. / 20 min.Difficulty: easy


This recipe I learnt from gipsies in a desert in Rajasthan, like chapati for instance. As they can`t afford having full pantry of ingredients ( .... they even do not have a pantry at all actually ......) they use just a minimum of them. Sometimes less means more, including this gobi masala recipe. Try it, it is worth it.


Melt a ghee on a pan. Stir fry turmeric and chili powder. Add couliflower, little bit of water (half cup) and cover with lid. Saute 7 minutes.

Then add tomatos and garlic, cover again and saute 6 more minutes.

The last thing to add is salt, cilantro and coriander powder. 

Saute 5 more minutes and serve with rice, chapati or other Indian flat breads.

Video recipe

Gobi masala - Couliflower masala

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For 4 portions:

  • 1 couliflower chopped on small pieces
  • 2-3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 small tomatos chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1-1,5 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • handful cilantro chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs butter or ghee

Side dish:

Authentic tools needed:

  • rice cooker
  • kadai pan
  • Turmeric at the wholesale in Delhi, India by Authentic World Food.
  • Life in a gypsy village in Rajasthan, India.
  • Life in a gypsy village in Rajasthan, India.