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Gobhi Mussallam (Whole Cauliflower) Recipe

Gobhi Mussallam (Whole Cauliflower) is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
On :
Tuesday, 9 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 - Cauliflower (medium sized)
  • 250 g - shelled Green peas
  • 150 g - Curd
  • 100 g - Ghee
  • 1 - Onion (large)
  • 1 inch piece - Ginger
  • 1 tsp - Poppy Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1 blade - Mace
  • 1 stick - Cinnamon
  • 5 - Cashew nuts
  • 5 - green Cardamom
  • 5 - Cloves
  • salt to taste
  • How to Make Gobhi Mussallam (Whole Cauliflower):

    1. Wash the whole cauliflower. Cut off the main stalk and remove the leaves.
    2. Finely slice the onion, fry to a golden brown colour and grind to a paste using some of the curd.
    3. Separately grind ginger, mace and cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
    4. Lightly roast the poppy seeds and cashew nuts on a griddle and grind to a paste.
    5. Parboil cauliflower in half litre salted water and then remove.
    6. Now in a kadhai, heat the ghee in which the onions were fried and place the cauliflower upside down first so as to lightly brown it.
    7. Turn and cook the stem side for 5 minutes.
    8. Remove and place in the curd.
    9. Mix all the ground ingredients, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and pour over the cauliflower.
    10. In a lagan, place the cauliflower along with the marinade.
    11. Pour ghee on the top and sides, also save 1 tbsp ghee for peas.
    12. Cover and place slow charcoal fire on the lid and also below the lagan.
    13. Cook till the masala is dry but moist and the cauliflower is done.
    14. Meanwhile in the kadhai heat a tbsp of ghee and add the cumin seeds.
    15. When they begin to crackle, add the shelled peas, a pinch of salt and cook till tender.
    16. When the cauliflower is done, serve on a bed of peas.


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