Friday, December 20, 2013

Shahi Gobi

Oh-My-My! What a royalty right? I bet at the first look of Shahi Gobi (Shahi Mutton, Aloo Gosht, Rogan Josh & Murgh Makhani) you must have salivated? If you are asking me, you should because this gobi curry or cauliflower curry is one I put together after really giving my thinking a true and sincere thought prior to getting down to making. Furthermore, picking up cauliflower has become like a habit. In fact I seriously can't resist cauliflower which by the way is a favourite veggie amongst Indians. Why not when cauli is affordable and you can actually make a whole list of dishes (Cauliflower Pakora, Cauliflower Fritters & Cauliflower Curry)? This dish, that dish, cauli by itself in a curry or alongside a combo of other veggies or as a stir fry (Aloo Gobi & Chilli Aloo) for a simple dish, but for Shahi Gobi which definitely must be ranked really high due to its richness, creaminess and like I have already told you, a royalty (Baingan Bharta, Navratan Korma & Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani), you need to work around the quintessential ingredients for Mughlai cuisine. Nevertheless, its all worthiness because Shahi Gobi is sincerely topnotch to our tastebuds (Cabbage UpkariEggplant Tikka, Tamatar ki Chutney & Palakura Pappu). 

1/4 cauliflower (about 400g) - cut into florets.
1 large onion - slice
1 tomato - slice
1 1/2 tbsp yogurt (whisk to remove lumps)
Spices - 1 cinnamon, 3 cloves and 1 star anise
2-3 sprigs curry leaves
3 tbsp ghee
Salt for taste

For the curry paste (ground/blend)
1 tbsp almond (without skin)
1 tbsp poppy seeds/kas-kas - soak in water for 15 mins
5 garlic
1/2 inch ginger
5 shallots
Plain chilli powder - as needed

Sauté onion and spices in heated ghee. 
Add curry paste.
Fry till aromatic and oil splits. 
Put in tomato and cauli. 
Pour about 1/2 liter water. 
Season with salt, stir and simmer till caulis are softened.
Lastly add yogurt and curry leaves.
Off the heat and give a good stir. 


  1. What a fantastic curry. Have to make itfor next party

  2. The colour of the curry looks so enticing!!!

  3. we too dont celebrate christmas but i need to get some gifts for my daughters teacher so need to go shopping for that.Guess you are very much enjoying your holidays NAVA. you always give such a nice color to your dishes, as usual i love it .

  4. Curry looks so yum! I like the use of almonds and poppy seeds.That'll go very well with hot puris!

  5. We too don't have any plans for christmas. What I am excited about is the festival of kite flying which falls on 14th January..Hope to be able to celebrate it this year.
    I recently had similar curry and i loved it...I'll give it a try..

  6. Curry looks sooo creamy . Adding ghee and yogurt would have added a good flavor and texture to the curry.

  7. Inviting color.. Yummy cauliflower curry.. Love to have with phulkas..

  8. tempting curry n love this attractive color :-)

  9. sounds great.. :) lovely curry!.. should try this way once!

  10. Wow that is a colourful cauliflower curry. Perfect Balance of Spice and flavours.

  11. What a lovely warming dish. Have plenty cauliflower at home, I'll definitely make this curry :)

  12. Im crazy Lover Of Cauliflower And Ur Recipe Is Just Too Tempting. Enjoy ur holidays and Recharge Urself For Next Year <3

  13. Delicious curry. Such a nice mughlai variation.

  14. Like the blended spice mix, lovely curry :)

  15. Oh my...what a beautiful colour! I love cauliflower curries especially with lots of potatoes in it. My Christmas holidays are turning out to be hectic because of our house move. But yes, I cannot look at the weighing scale anymore! Not long before you will see salads on my blog:-)

  16. What a lovely and healthy dish, cauliflower curry! Will give this a try too :)


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