Gobhi Musallam or Cauliflower Musallam

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Gobhi musallam literally means whole gobi / cauliflower. Basically it is a roasted whole cauliflower dish and much popular dish in northern part of India.
Gobhi musallam is easy to prepare and eye appealing too. Mainly the whole cauliflower / gobi is first parboiled, a creamy sauce is whipped up, then parboiled gobi is well coated by sauce and roasted in oven. Finally the delicious dish is served in an exotic way.
This is a very presentable dish and can make a centerpiece on serving table in any party. So lets go in details of preparation of this absolutely delicious gobi / cauliflower musallam dish.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: North Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Spicy
Calories 120 kcal
Servings 3


  • 1 Cauliflower Whole head
  • 9-10 Cashews
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tomato
  • 4 clove Garlic
  • ½ inch Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Kasuri methi fenugreek leaves
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ½ cup Coriander For garnishing
  • Water as needed
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as needed


  • Remove any outer leaves from the cauliflower head. Then put the cauliflower on a plate facing the stem upwards.
  • Using a knife, cut the extra stem in such a way that cauliflower can sit straight at base facing the florets upwards.
  • Chop coarsely onion, ginger, garlic, tomato separately. Keep aside. Soak the cashews in water.
  • In a pan boil enough water along with salt and turmeric powder.
  • Gently drop the whole head cauliflower (head facing upwards) in the boiling water and boil for 5 minutes. Then flip it (head facing downwards) and again boil for 5 minutes.
  • Strain the cauliflower and keep aside.In another pan, heat oil on medium heat.
  • Add the coarsely chopped onion, garlic, ginger and saute for 5 minutes till onion turns transparent.
  • Next add coarsely chopped tomato and all spice powder except kasoori methi. Cook until tomato turns soft.
  • Turn off the heat and let the masala mixture cool completely.
  • Then blend the cooled masala mixture along with soaked cashews until smooth paste in a blender.
  • Pour this paste into the same pan and cook again on medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Add little water if the sauce gets too thick.
  • Now add kasoori methi, stir well and cook for another 5 minutes. In the meanwhile, preheat oven to 200 deg C.
  • Put the cauliflower (head facing upwards) in a baking dish and pour the masala over the cauliflower and ensure that the whole cauliflower is well coated.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and by the time the cauliflower starts to brown.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves, slice and serve along with roti / naan !
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Recipe Notes

  • The most important point here is to select a worm free cauliflower since the cauliflower is used as a whole.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 854mg | Potassium: 927mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1070IU | Vitamin C: 109mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg


Myself Sasmita, an ex-software engineer by profession and food blogger by passion. I am the creator, writer & photographer of ' http://firsttimercook.com/ '. In every recipe, I share my thoughts about food, give cooking as well as baking tips.

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