Monday, April 14, 2014

Gobhi Matar Butter Masala / Cauliflower - Peas Butter Masala

I like thick gravy dishes to go with my rotis or parathas. Mainly use rotis cause in paraths you have to  add oil and we both don't like to eat oily food, for kids yes , no oil but ghee is best. so I wanted to make paneer butter masala but for my not so love for paneer was  restraining me for making this dish. But I though I don't have to use paneer but I can use vegetables, why not? there is no rules saying you can not make butter masala with vegetables. So I added Cauliflower, green peas and little capsicum and make nice thick gravy for butter masala. You can make this with only paneer too. I don't like to add tofu in Indian dishes so I don't use that but if you like you can add that too. Basically this is a versatile gravy , add anything and it will taste awesome.

Ingredients :

2 cups Cauliflower cut in florets, green peas, half capsicum
4 tbsp. thick tomato puree
1 big onion chopped
1/4 cup cashew paste
3 tbsp. butter / oil
1 tbsp. ginger, garlic and green chili paste
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. cumin coriander powder
1 tsp. tandoori masala
1 tsp. roasted kasoori methi powder
1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
1 tsp. sugar (when you use lot of tomato puree in dish, its advisable to use sugar to cut the sourness)
1/4 cup evaporated milk/ heavy cream (your choice of thick milk)
salt to taste
Fresh chopped coriander and mint leaves for garnish


Heat a pan, add 1/2 tsp. butter  / oil in a pan, add onion in it and cook it till its change its color.
Cool it down and grind it.
Again heat the pan with remaining butter  / oil and add the onion puree. Cook till butter / oil  separates.
Add ginger, garlic paste along with cashew paste and cook for a minute.
Add tomato puree and cook till butter comes on side.
Add all the powder masala and vegetables or paneer and let them cook .
Add some water if using vegetables, no need to add water for paneer.
Add salt.
when vegetables are done, add kasoori methi and evaporated milk.
After adding milk just cook for a minute only.
Sprinkle chopped coriander and mint and serve hot with rice, roti or naan.

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  1. Look delicious. tempting gravy

  2. Innovative Recipe Linsy . Like to try this recipe. Gobi gravy is thick are rich love to taste it right now.

  3. This dish with thick gravy is ideal for rotis. Looks good.

  4. yummy and delicious masala..

  5. I love the dish and I still need rice to go with it.

  6. delicious gravy....perfect for rice and roti

  7. Kya baat...this is mouthwatering!!!

  8. looks rich.. perfect with any rotis...

  9. Tempting and without linsy

  10. mouthwatering n rich delicious curry !!

  11. Looks great and I'm trying to make more vegetable dishes so this is a good idea to try!

  12. wow instead of paneer u added gobhi n matar .look so creamy n yummy linsy

  13. Looks very delicious. I am definitely gonna make this one. Bookmarked!

  14. I too feel that ghee is best of kids.. I try to add it to Zini's food often.. Loved this innovative idea of making gobhi matar butter masala!!

  15. This looks like a totally satisfying meal... great vegetarian cooking.

  16. I love the creaminess, like your gobi-matar butter masala very much :)

  17. Prefect side dish to enjoy with some rotis..

  18. Your gobi matar butter masala looks delicious. I like you you have taken a makhani style sauce and added a twist with the cauliflower and peas. Makes for a very special meal. Thank you for submitting to this month's In Your Veg Box, currently run by me over at

  19. I love the sound and look of this dish! Do you have any idea where could I buy the roasted kasoori mehti powder in the uk? #recipeoftheweek

    1. You can get Dried Fenugreek leave (kasoori methi) in a box in any indian grocery store there, use it as need it, roast it in a pan for few seconds and crushed it with hand, voila, your powder is ready, thanks for the visit. really appreciate it.

  20. Delicious Gobi matter masala, Linsy love it

    1. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.


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