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Masala Cauliflower (Masala Gobi)

masala gobi

Masala Cauliflower (Masala Gobi)

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Cuisine Indian


  • 1 medium or large cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons oil of choice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 serrano pepper or green chili minced
  • 2 ripe Roma tomatoes chopped



Instant Pot Directions:

  • Press sauté, add oil and once it heats up, add cumin and fennel seeds. When the seeds begin to splutter, add the onion and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until they start to brown.
  • Add garlic, ginger, and green chili and sauté for a minute, then add the chopped tomatoes and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, or until they soften. 
  • Add the water and cauliflower and mix well. Pour the spices on top of the cauliflower (don’t mix - this prevents spices from burning).
  • Secure the lid, close the valve and cook for “0” minutes  (the cauliflower will cook in the amount of time it takes to reach pressure).
  • Quick-release pressure.
  • Garnish with cilantro and enjoy!

Stovetop Directions:

  • In a pan, heat oil and add cumin and fennel seeds. Once the seeds begin to splutter, add the onions.
  • When the onions turn golden, add ginger, garlic, and serrano/green chili, stir, then add the tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes, or until the tomatoes become soft.
  • Add the spices, stir, then add the cauliflower florets and water and mix well.
  • Cover the pot with a lid and cook on medium heat for about 10-12 minutes, or until the cauliflower reaches your desired level of tenderness.
  • Garnish with cilantro and enjoy!
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