Achari Gobhi / Cauliflower cooked in pickling spices

Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower (separate florets and wash them) 1 tbsp of yogurt 1 tsp of amchoor powder or dry mango po...


  • 1 head of cauliflower (separate florets and wash them)
  • 1 tbsp of yogurt
  • 1 tsp of amchoor powder or dry mango powder
  • 1 tbsp of kasoori methi
  • 1 and ½ tsp of chilli flakes
  • 2 red peppers (Cut into medium sized pieces) *these are mild peppers and I have added them just to add color and some flavour, adding them is optional.
  • Ginger and garlic paste – 1 tsp each
  • 1 onion (very finely chopped)
  • Puree of 2 tomatoes
  • Pinch of asafoetida or hing
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Pickling spices to dry roast and grind

  • 1 and ½ tsp of coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  • ¾ tsp of mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp of onion seeds or kalonji
  • 1 tsp of fennel seeds or saunf
  • ½ tsp of fenugreek seeds

Watch how to make achari gobhi on YouTube;

Achari Gobhi recipe with step-wise pictures

  • Dry roast pickling spices on low heat until fragrant.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan. Once heated add ½ tsp of mustard seeds, ½ tsp of cumin seeds, pinch of asafoetida and onion.
  • Sauté the onion until translucent.
  • Meanwhile grind roasted spices along with red chilli flakes. 
  • You can use dried red chillies instead of chilli flakes. In that case dry roast them along with other spices and then grind to a coarse powder.
  • Then add ginger and garlic paste and cook until raw smell from them disappears.
  • Then add turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Add tomato puree, salt to taste and ground spice powder.
  • Mix it really well and cook until all moisture from tomatoes evaporates and oil starts to separate from the spices. Make sure to stir occasionally so that spices don’t burn.
  • Once masala dries out and starts to release oil, add yogurt, amchoor powder, and red chillies.
  • Then add cauliflower florets and mix well.
  • Add little bit water and cook covered on a medium heat for 8-10 minutes until cauliflower is cooked.
  • Finally add kasoori methi.
  • Switch off the heat and serve it hot with phulka or naan.


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