Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jeera Gobi / Cauliflower with cumin

There is always jeera aloo to fall back to whenever you need a curry in hurry right?!
Well here I just substituted the aloo or potato with cauliflower and made it in my style of jeera aloo! :)

I love cauliflower and its when I make dishes like these, I cannot stop munching continuously! Tho its a curry and I love eating it with rice, I can just wipe out a whole bowl of it in few minutes and if no one is watching maybe the whole curry! :)

Its a very easy dish to make and I hadn't realized that it would also come under the 'cooking with 5 ingredients or less' theme when you consider the basic tempering ingredients, oil and salt as one ingredient!

This probably is not the regular way of making jeera gobi or jeera aloo for that matter but we do love it this way and since the main ingredients in this dish are jeera and gobi, I called it jeera gobi! :)


1 head of cauliflower, broken into small florets, washed (frozen cauliflower florets can also be used instead)

1 small onion chopped or 1/2 of big onion

1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste


1 tsp jeera or cumin seeds
1/2 tbsp oil
pinch of turmeric
1/2 to 1 tsp chili powder
Salt to taste

Chopped coriander leaves for garnish


Wash the cauliflower florets and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan.

Add the cumin seeds and let them splutter.

Saute onions till translucent and add ginger garlic paste.

Add the florets and saute them well with the cumin seeds mixture. Add salt.

When the florets are half cooked, add the turmeric, chili powder and mix well.

Cover and let cook until done. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with rice or rotis.


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  1. Simple and yet delicious side dish on cauliflower

  2. Wow...delicious recipe...lovely clicks...I feel to pick the florets from screen...

  3. jeera goes really well with culiflower. thats a very refreshing dish. looks delicious.

  4. Wonderful and flavourful jeera gobi,love it..

  5. Awesome looking ~ just need some parathas to polish it off!
    US Masala

  6. Simple, delicious and comforting dish. I like to snack on curries like this too.... ;0)

  7. Wow...delicious recipe...lovely clicks..

  8. I love it in whatever way it is made Smitha!..:)

  9. gobhi is a fav with me...n thisone looks delicious.

  10. Cauliflower would be one of my favourite vegies too. I always seem to find a way of adding it to different dishes.

  11. Lovely click. Gobi is a favorite in the same way as aloo.

  12. Looks delicious ....and liked the way you did it

  13. The browned cauliflower looks so tempting!

  14. Love the flavor of cumin in this...Looks super delicious...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  15. This is such a delicious looking dish. I noticed that you did not use tomatoes or lemon in your dish. I must try your version. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Mina Joshi

  16. Cauliflower is perfectly done, not too mushy & not too soft.. I like it a little crunchy, just like you made it.


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