Whole Cauliflower in Gravy (Gobhi Musallam)

Items needed:

  1. One whole fresh cauliflower
  2. One slice of smoked cheese
  3. One spoon of desi ghee
For Gravy:
  1. One big potato
  2. One big onion
  3. Two big tomato
  4. One teaspoon fine cut chili and ginger
  5. Various Spices and herbs
For Green sauce:
  1. Half cup mint leaves
  2. Half cup coriander leaves
  3. One green chili
  4. Half tomato
  5. Salt and pepper to taste


  • Boil the whole cauliflower, add a pinch of salt. (Don’t over boil, it shall remain a bit solid and keep the shape)
  • Use baking oven to bake the whole cauliflower, with sprinkle of salt and pepper


  • Grind the raw potato, onion, garlic and ginger and make thick paste
  • Grind tomato and chili separably
  • Now take half a spoon of ghee in frying pan, add various spices such as Cumin seeds, Fennel seeds, Coriander seeds, Mustard seeds, Trachysermum Copticum seeds
  • Fry onion, potato paste in this, keep it mixing with spices, so that it doesn’t stick to the pan, once this paste turns golden brown, add tomato chili paste and keep on frying with added garam masala, or you can use chicken masala OR pavbhaji masala
  • Add a spoon of taramind juice in this paste, and cook till it become thick curry.
Green sauce:
    • Grind mint, coriander leaves with tomato and chili
    • Add salt and pepper to taste
Complete preperation
    • Take the boiled cauliflower, keep it pan till the water vaporizes
    • Fry it all sides, try to keep the shape of whole cauliflower
    • Once it is well cooked, and turned a bit brown, add cheese on the top of whole cauliflower


    • If cooked in baking over, take it out hot and add cheese on the top of whole cauliflower
Serve it hot in the plate, spread the gravy on complete cauliflower, and little green sauce.
This is good to eat with naan, kulcha or even fried rice.
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