Thursday, April 9, 2009

Gobi Musallam in green gravy [Whole Cauliflower]

Gobhi Mussallam
Last weekend we had a get-together at our place. I served this dish for the first time and everyone loved it. So I wanna share the recipe with everyone. Usually Gobi Musallam calls for red gravy but I tried it with green gravy which gives it a unique flavor. This recipe has a long list of ingredients and more than few steps to cook but the end result is worth the effort.

Gobi Musallam in green gravy [6 servings]

For Green gravy:
Cilantro – 3 bunches
Mint leaves -1 /2 bunches
Cashews -1/2 cup
Garlic – 4 cloves
Ginger – 1 inch piece (peeled and cut)
Green chili – 1
Grind all the above in food processor with very little water. Keep aside.

Other Ingredients for green gravy:
Butter – 1 tbsp
Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
Yogurt/ Thick dahi – 1 cup
Sugar – 1.5 tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Kitchen king masala – 1 tsp
Salt as per taste

Heat butter and oil in a pan and add the above grinded green paste. Add salt, sugar, garam masala and kitchen king masala. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add spoon by spoon yoghurt to the gravy and keep stirring. Simmer for 5 more minutes.  Green gravy is ready.

For Gobi Musallam:
Gobi (Cauliflower) whole – 1 cut into half (easy to manage and stable at the bottom)
Cooking oil -1tbsp
Slivered Almonds/Cashews – 2 tbsp (for garnish)

Dry Spices:
Amchur powder (Dried mango powder) -2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Red chili powder – 2 tsp
Coriander powder – 4 tbsp
Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
Kitchen king masala – 1 tsp
Asafoetida (Hing) powder -1/4 tsp
Sugar – ½ tbsp
Salt as per taste

  •  Take a big vessel, fill it more than half with water and boil. Add some salt to it.
  •  Cut the Gobi in half, put both the halves in the boiling water and let it stand for 5-7 minutes. It is now half cooked.
  •  Take the Gobi halves out of the boiling water and set it in a lined baking tray to cool down.
  •  Preheat the oven on 350 degrees on bake.
  •  Combine all the dry spices and sugar in a bowl and mix well.
  •  Now very carefully rub the spice mix on the Gobi. Also fill the spice mix inside the florets to have the even flavor all around.
  •  Drizzle some oil on the Gobi halves and place the baking tray with Gobi in the oven. Let is cook for 45 minutes.
  •  Gobi is almost ready. Place the halves on the serving dish and gently pour the prepared green gravy on it.
Garnish the Gobi Musallam with slivered almonds and cashews. Enjoy with fresh roti, paratha or naan.

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