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Gobi Stir Fry Dry Recipe-Cauliflower Stir Fry-How to make gobi fry

Gobi Stir Fry Dry Recipe/Cauliflower Stir Fry-A very simple cauliflower stir fry recipe made with minimal spices.
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Author Fa


  • 1 medium sized cauliflower/phool gobi about 500 grams
  • 2 medium sized onions about 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • few curry leaves
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 2 or 3 whole dry red chili
  • 6 to 7 medium sized garlic cloves finely chopped or minced
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp kashmiri red chili powder
  • 2 to 3 tbsp oil
  • salt as required
  • some chopped mint or coriander leaves for garnish


  • This first step is purely optional and only if you get cauliflower which has insects in them. Simply follow this method to get rid of them. Cut the cauliflowers into small floret and rinse them thoroughly. Then blanch the florets in hot salted water for about 5 to 10 minutes. Drain them and set them aside. Now the cauliflower is ready to use.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begin to crackle add the cumin seeds, curry leaves, garlic and whole dry red chili. Fry for about a minute.
  • Now add the onion and cook till the onions turn translucent. Now add the turmeric powder, red chili powder and the cauliflower. Add the salt to taste. Lower the flame and close the lid.
  • Allow the cauliflower to cook on simmer and keep stirring it from time to time to prevent it from getting burnt at the bottom.
  • Switch off the flame when the cauliflower is cooked about 15-20 minutes. Serve hot with chapati, nan, rice or jeera rice.