Gobi Matar/Cauliflower cooked with Peas

Thank God It’s Friday.. Time to enjoy the weekend! I know that it’s there every week and it’s not like I have to go to office every day. Yet, these two days of the week are very special to me. I get to spend the entire day with my husband. I think that is enough of a reason to celebrate the weekends 🙂 Ok, I will give you one more reason.. I am not much of a morning person and the weekend also allows me to wake up late in the morning 😉

Well, I don’t have the liberty to wake up late tomorrow. We are re-visiting Napa Valley with few of our friends and it’s about 2 hours drive from our home. So.. early to bed and early to rise! Last time, we visited Napa during our anniversary and we took the Wine Train ride, which was really fun! However, we didn’t have any energy left to go for a tour or wine tasting after the ride.

So, tomorrow is going to be all about the winery tours and wine tasting. I am hoping that the weather stays nice and warm and please oh please…it shouldn’t rain. I am all set to get tipsy 😉 !!! Now, coming to our recipe for today. It’s a really simple dish and commonly prepared in many Indian kitchens. I am not big fan of Cauliflower but this is one such dish which I really enjoy. It’s spicy and very flavorful.


  • 1 cauliflower
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 potato, cut in cube size
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs grated ginger
  • 1 tsp whole coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • salt
  • oil


Cut the florets of the cauliflower into bite size pieces and put them in hot water. This will soften the florets.

Boil the potatoes and keep them aside.

In a pan, heat 2tbs oil. Add ginger, garlic, coriander seeds and cumin seeds and saute for a while.

Add onion to it, season it with some salt and cook till the onions are golden brown.

Place the contents from the pan in a food processor and grate them to form a thick onion paste. Keep it aside.

In the same pan, heat 1tbs oil and add bay leaves and chopped green chillies.

Next, add the cauliflowers and cook in low heat. Do not add any water. Let the cauliflower get little bit cooked. Keep sauteing it to make sure that it does not get burnt.

Add the onion paste and mix properly.

Add the potatoes and peas and continue cooking for another 5 to 10 mins. If required, add a little water, may be just 1/2 a cup.

Serve it hot with some Roti/Chapati

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Raji says:

I think this is one of the most common dish in my kitchen..but we love it every time…have a great weekend and post in some beautiful pictures of your fun trip.

Karishma says:

Have a wonderful trip, kankana! And thanks for your momo wrapper tip 🙂 and this recipe, I’ve never made a paste of the onions when making it but will try it that way next time!

Manu says:

Lovely recipe and GREAT pictures!!!
Have fun and enjoy some nice wine! 🙂

Nandini says:

Yummy side dish…Looks awesome and nice with rice…

Priya says:

Gobi matar looks simply inviting, marvellous clicks!

Yum! cauliflower looks so pretty all spiced up like this!

nisha says:

my cauli curry never looks as pretty as that.. 🙁

Oh, I’m so jealous! A wine tour (of any sorts) has been on my list of things I want to do BADLY for years. Have fun! Your cauliflower and peas sound mouthwatering 😀

Yum! I wonder if this dish would work with broccoli?

Kankana says:

That’s an interesting thought! Cauliflower texture is more sweet as compared to broccoli, and i not sure how broccoli will combine with peas. Give it a try dear and let me know 🙂

As Americans, we have always been drawn to the ‘exotic’ flavors that we have discovered dining in the many varieties of Asian, Mid-Eastern, African, Latin-American and other types of cuisine that are available to us here in the northeastern United States.

At first we tried to duplicate recipes as we came across them but then found that we were using the flavor influences in our everyday cooking.

Beef stew became Rogan Josh, Chicken soup uses an Indian recipe for preparing lentils, while roasting chicken we make a paste of garam masala and yogurt to rub on the skin, we use brinjal and lime pickles on almost everything and use the basic keema mattar recipe with chopped meat and peas. This dish we serve with variations on cauliflower and now you have offered us yet another way to vary our repertoire.

I like the overhead shot of the bowl of cauliflower just above the recipe. I will comment about the watermark however. Putting it across the image that way is distracting and I don’t think that it adds any more protection to your copyright than putting more subtly in the corner as you have done in others. There are many opinions for this, this one is just mine.

Thanks and keep them coming.

Vimitha says:

Looks yum and would be a perfect accompaniment for rotis..

Mmm I love cauliflower and just bought one in fact. This is exactly the type of dish I love to have for dinner (then leftovers for lunch). Could eat it all the time =D.

Beautiful, colorful and delicious..your dishes are always picture perfect, and photos gorgeous!!!Enjoy your Sunday!!!

I love cauliflower and peas, but had never thought to combine them before. You have inspired me! Another delightful, flavorful dish!

daksha says:

Colorful and delicious! every week one time i make this type of cauliflower thanks for sharing!!

wow wonderful and flavourful curry.the pic says it all

laura says:

we love indian dishes in my house! i can’t wait to try this. maybe even my cauliflower hating BF will approve. 😉 saving to my online cookbook, http://cookmarked.com.

This is going straight to my recipe box!! I love the combo of flavors here and it is something I would have never thought to put together… sounds amazing!!

Oh, I am hungry now looking at your photos…this is my hubby’s favorite sabzi..and yours looks and sounds amazing!! Enjoy your rest of the weekend! Take care!!

aipi says:

The only thing I can think of looking at this is comforting soul- food!
An absolute fav combo- a regular in our household 🙂

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anh says:

My Indian friend Sohba makes this all the time. One of my favourite dishes!

Tiffany says:

What a great way to eat cauliflower!

Trish says:

Hope you had fun in Napa. Love the simplicity of the recipe. Seems like a great way to serve cauliflower to hesitant eaters. Thanks for sharing.

gobhi-mattar looks delish and hope u had a tipsy weekend in napa ! do post pics

Stunning pictures and looks so yummy! Enjoy your trip dear….

Joanne says:

I love wine trains. How much fun is that?!!!!

Your recipe to spice up cauliflower is fantastic. Def. have to try it.

sukanya says:

love gobi matar, my all time fave
Yes I am a bong (Ghosh)though brougt up in M.P
preparing for poila baisakh.

briarrose says:

Excellent way to prepare cauliflower. The seasoning looks so tasty.

sonia says:

Kankana, the gobi mattar is looking luscious. I just got my gobi and will make it ur style, its too lucrative !!!

Ameena says:

Gobi is one of my most favorite things in the world! I can eat it plain or desi-style…this looks delicious!

Swathi says:

Gobi mattar looks delicious. I have one gobi in refrigerator going to try them.

yummy combination looks delicious with the flatbread

Your Gobi Matar looks irresistible!
Hope you had a great weekend!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend at the winery.
The cauliflower dish sounds like a great comfort food. Thanks for sharing

This looks so good.I prepare it almost the same way.This is the most popular dry curry with dal in my house.We love it.Pretty pictures.

Sonali says:

darun curry ! delicious n awesome !

Looks aromatic and flavorsome……perfect with roti’s….

This I’ll have to try, it sounds so flavoursome and fragrant!

tigerfish says:

No doubt about it. This is one my favorite Indian dishes to cook at home.

Thanks for visiting my blog..glad to find this lovely space. The curry looks great and is one of my favorites too 🙂

Sadhana says:

This looks super delicious and very beautifully captured. Glad to hear you had swell time.

Yasmin says:

Fantastic Recipe!!! Brava!!!

Just finished eating our dinner and made this recipe! It was delicious and my husband couldn’t get enough!

Unfortunately, I don’t have a food processor, so I couldn’t blend the mix into a paste, so I just improvised. But I am guessing that the paste helps get the fantastic color that are in your pictures!!

I will definitely be throwing out my old Aloo Gobi Matar Recipe and replacing it with yours!

Thank you!

nandini says:

hey just stumbbled upon your blog, looks lovely and this recipe is wonderful, was looking for one , I have some guests over for tomorrow and I am so going to cook this 😀 thanks again.. Have a blog myself, have a look 😀