Friday, 1 March 2013

Simple Gobi Mattar / Cauliflower Peas Masala : Side Dish

Gobi Mattar is a healthy addition to our meal. Gobi - Cauliflower and Mattar - Peas both makes the dish so tasty. This is one dish loved by everyone in my family. I have made it into a thick curry here and few of you might like it a bit watery. You can add more water and switch off the stove a bit early to get the gravy. Do try the dish and let me know how you liked it.

Gobi Mattar Masala

  • Onion - 1 finely chopped.
  • Tomato - 1 finely chopped.
  • Cauliflower - 1 medium sized.
  • Green Peas - 1 cup.
  • Coriander leaves - To garnish
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tbsp
  • Garam Masala Powder- 1/2 tbsp
  • Chilly Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste.
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Hing - 1/2 tsp
  • Water - 2 cups

Cooking Method
  • Boil / Pressure cook to 1 whistle the cauliflower and green peas as per your liking. Hubby likes them really soft so I added a lot of water and boiled it until the cauliflower turned really soft.
  • Take a pan and add oil. Once the oil gets heated up add cumin seed, hing and onion.
  • Once the onion turns golden brown add tomato and keep stirring until it becomes mushy.
  • Then add the cooked cauliflower and peas along with all the powders mentioned above.
  • Do not forget to add salt.
  • Keep stirring. If you want more gravy add little water and close with a lid for 5 mins.
  • Since we already cooked the gobi and mattar, the dish gets ready in less than 5 mins.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Total Preparation Time - 15-20 mins
Serves - 4

  • As mentioned earlier if you like the cauliflower to be crispy then add less than 1/2 cup water to boil the vegetables.
  • I made the dish thick like a 'thokku', if you like the watery gravy add water 5 minutes before you turn off the stove.

The dish is an amazing combination with rotis or parathas. However I had it with dosas and it was equally yum.

♥ Aarthi ♥


  1. I'm gonna try! I really feel difficult to cook myself bcoz I dono many recipes:(

  2. I'm gonna try this one asap! Beautiful recipe :)

  3. I am gonna try this. The recipe sounds delicious


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