Gobhi Butter Masala


Ingredients (for 4-5 servings)

  • 1 medium size Cauliflower (big pieces)

  • 2-3 medium size Onions

  • 15-18 Cashew nuts (soaked and make paste)

  • Salt as per taste

  • 3 tbsp Butter

  • 6-7 tomatoes (red apple tomato)

  • 1 tsp Sugar

  • 2 green cardamom

  • 3-4 Cloves

  • 1 inch Cinnamon strick

  • 1-2 Bay leaf

  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic (chopped)

  • 1 tbsp Kasuri methi

  • 2 tbsp Oil

  • ½ tsp garam masala powder

  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder

  • ½ cup fresh cream

  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves (chopped)

Method (How to make restaurant style gobhi butter masala at home)

  • Cut and cleaned cauliflower florets, boil water in a deep pan add pinch of salt and turmeric powder. Add cauliflower in boiling water and immediately remove from the flame and leave it for about 5 minutes in the hot water. Drain the water and keep the cauliflower aside.

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, add cinnamon, green cardamom, cloves and bay leaf to this. Add chopped onion, ginger, garlic and salt and saute till light brown. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till soft.

  • Remove from flame and let it cool. Grind this to a fine paste adding soaked cashew nuts.

  • Heat 3 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil in a pan over low flame, add red chili powder and mix till a nice aroma appear. Add the ground paste to this and saute till the raw smell disappear and oil appears on top. Add 1 cup water to this and bring to boil.

  • Add the cauliflower florets, garam masala, and sugar  and cook for about 6 – 8 minutes, or till the cauliflower is cooked.

  • Add kasoori methi, coriander leaves and fresh cream and combine well. Top it with 1 tsp butter and remove from flame.

  • Serve hot with chapathi or naan.