Dahi wali Gobhi (Cauliflower marinated in Curd)

My passion in cooking started after marriage but the seeds had been planted by my mother when I was a kid. Everytime she went into the kitchen to prepare the next meal, I was supposed to help her out even if it meant only washing utensils and running around fetching the ingredients while she did the major work. It is amazing how much a person can pick up just by watching something being made over and over again. Mom makes this amazing dahi wali gobhi. She cuts the cauliflower florets and let them marinate in curd before cooking it. It gives a great flavor to the vegetable making is a dish fit for a royal feast.

Preparation time – 45 mins

Servings – 6 people


1 large cauliflower

A handful of green peas

1 cup hung curd

1 tsp haldi (turmeric powder)

1 tbsp dhaniya (coriander powder)

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp garam masala

1 tbsp salt

1 tsp dry ginger powder (sont)

½ tsp besan (bengal gram powder)

1 onion

2 tbsp ginger garlic paste

Some Bay Leaves

2 cloves

1 tbsp zeera (cumin seeds)

½ tsp hing (asafetida)

4-5 tbsp oil

Dahi wali Gobhi with a sprig of mint on top

Dahi wali Gobhi with a sprig of mint on top

Cut the cauliflower into 2 inch florets. Add salt in a pot of warm water and wash florets in them. Sieve and drain water.

Mix haldi, dhaniya, red chilli powder, garam masala, salt, dry ginger powder and bean with hung curd. Add florests and green peas. It might feel that the curd is less but it will be enough to coat the florets. Marinate for half an hour.

Grate onion. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and  add zeera, hing, bay leaves and cloves. Gry onion and garlic ginger paste till brown. Add marinated florets and peas and cook till one whistle. Do not overcook as cauliflower will become too tender and will be unable to retain its shape. Let the steam escape after one whistle. Serve hot.

3 Responses

  1. Since we eat this vegetable almost every week. This recipe will be welcome change to the normal.

  2. I love cauliflowers, and one of the veggies that my teddies like too;
    i’ve learnt something new today (marinating them in yogurt gives a nice flavor) useful tip 🙂

    your way of preparing is different too, will try this method next time .

    got a lovely blog here, thanks for your comment and for blogrolling mine .

  3. I tried this recipe and it was awesome, my husband started liking gobhi after eating this.

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