Dry cauliflower subji - Gobhi subzi

Easy and quick cauliflower bhaji

How to make dry cauliflower subji or gobhi subzi - step by step instructions with pictures.

Cauliflower or phool gobi is a quick cooking vegetable. It tastes good too.

This dry cauliflower subzi or gobi subji is a good accompaniment to chapati, rice, roti, naan etc.

Dry cauliflower subzi - Gobi subjiDry cauliflower subzi - Gobi subji

Good to take it for lunch to office or school. You can make it as spicy or mild as you like.

How to make dry cauliflower subji - Gobi subzi

Main ingredients for dry cauliflower subji - Gobi subzi

  • Cauliflower - 1 medium sized head, about 2 cups of florets
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp or according to taste
  • Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp or according to taste
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Rai/Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Hing/asafotida - a pinch
  • Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp,  or according to taste

It is very important to clean cauliflower before using. You can find instructions about how to clean cauliflower here

Clean cauliflower according to the instructions given there.

How to make dry cauliflower subji - gobi subzi

Step by step instructions for making dry cauliflower subji - gobi subzi

1. Heat oil in a kadai/pan. When oil is hot, add rai/mustard seeds and jeera/cumin seeds. Let them splutter. Then add hing/asafotida.

2. Add the cleaned cauliflower. Add haldi/turmeric powder.

3. Add red chili powder, salt, sugar(if adding), garam masala powder. Add 1 tbsp water. Mix well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on low flame. Stir once in between.

4. Press a floret with a spoon or spatula to check if cauliflower is done, if it is soft enough to your liking. If it is not soft enough, and all the water has evaporated, add a small spoonful of water, cover and cook again for a few minutes.

When it is cooked soft enough to your liking, add chopped dhania/cilantro/coriander leaves. Mix well. Keep covered till serving time.

Dry gobi / cauliflower subzi in ready to serve.

 Tips and variations

Cleaning cauliflower is a must. Follow instructions here to clean cauliflower.

You may add roasted jeera/cumin powder and dhania/coriander powder along with red chili powder for added spice flavor.

Related pages to visit

Kohlrabi - Navalkol subji

Cabbage subji

Kohlrabi with red lentils

Potato masala - aloo bhaji - served with dosa, poori, chapati.

Vegetable curries - A variety of vegetarian curries.


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