Top 20 Indian Gobi (Cauliflower) Veg Recipes
Cauliflower is one vegetable that is available in plenty in the market throughout the year. White in colour and shaped like a flower, this vegetable has a milky, sweet, almost nutty flavour. Cauliflower (Gobi), a cruciferous vegetable, is in the same plant family as broccoli, kale, cabbage. When broken apart into separate buds, cauliflower looks like a little tree.
If you do end up buying it, be happy, because it is a handy and healthy veggie. This humble vegetable not only fits aptly into a range of dishes but also provides many health benefits. Cauliflower can be used to make Soups, Subzis and Pulaos to Parathas and Snacks. What is more, it can also be used in continental recipes, and innovatively used to thicken sauces and gravies instead of unhealthy plain flour. Cauliflower Vatana Nu Shaak is a subzi made by combining two regularly used vegetables. It makes a simple meal when eaten with rotis or rice.
For vegetarians, after paneer, cauliflower is widely used to make mouth-watering Indochinese appetizers. Gobi 65 a popular veg version is made by deep-frying cauliflower florets coated with a tongue-tickling batter of flours and masalas. Other than that, Gobi Manchurian a spicy starter with sharp tinges of ginger and garlic and crunchy fried cauliflower florets. You can even deep-fry florets till crispy in texture and toss in schezuan Sauce. Cauliflower in Schezuan Sauce is a delight to bite on a chilly winter’s evening.
Punjabi's are an ardent lover of Gobi and it is abundantly available in all over Punjab. From parathas to achaar, they make them all. Try these Gobi parathas with some curd, pickle and gulp it down with a tall glass of sweet lassi. Amritsari Gobi Mutter features the popular duo of cauliflower and green peas, in a rich, white gravy.
Create a continental meal by serving this Cheesy Cauliflower Soup with a main course or sandwich. Gobi, potatoes and onions make a winning combination with rich flavour and earthy aroma. Bake this Cauliflower and Broccoli Pie, the pie crust has a soft texture, which perfectly complements the gooey, cheesy filling.
Apart from the florets, Cauliflower leaves are also used in salads, soups and some people even make vegetable from it. They are green crisp leaves that have a strong flavour. Try this easy and tasty starter Cauliflower Greens Mixed Sprouts Tikki made using mixed sprouts. They are rich in iron, protein and calcium.