Gobhi matar methi ki sabzi is a very tasty Indian-style cauliflower recipe. This vegan and gluten-free dish is made with cauliflower, green peas, and fresh fenugreek leaves.
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Today’s recipe –Gobhi matar methi has all my favorite vegetables in it, so obviously it becomes one of my favorite Indian veg recipes.
This easy cauliflower dish is cooked quite often in almost every Indian kitchen during winters. For me, the aroma of cauliflower getting cooked with Indian spices in a rich onion tomato gravy is associated with Indian winters-my favorite season.
Cauliflower is so popular in India and there are so many Indian cauliflower recipes that it’s hard to imagine that it came to India only around 150 years back.
It’s believed that cauliflower originated in Cyprus from where it traveled to the Middle East and Europe. It was then brought to India by the British. Now, India has become one of the major producers of Cauliflower in the world.
What is Gobhi matar methi ki sabzi?
It’s a vegan Indian recipe, made by cooking Gobhi (Cauliflower), Matar (green peas), and methi (Fenugreek leaves) with onion, tomatoes, and a few other ingredients.
Tips & tricks
- Though fresh fenugreek leaves taste the best in this recipe if you could not find fresh leaves, use half a tablespoon of dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi). You can also use spinach or any other greens of your choice.
- It can be made with broccoli also instead of cauliflower.
- Don't overcook cauliflower otherwise it will turn mushy. Add cauliflower only once potatoes are around 70% cooked.
How to serve?
It tastes best with crisp parathas (Pan-fried Indian bread) or roti. You can also serve it as a side dish with rice and dal.
If you like cauliflower, don’t miss checking my Aloo Gobhi ki sabzi recipe.
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Gobhi matar methi-Indian cauliflower recipe
- 4.5 cups cauliflower florets 1 medium-sized cauliflower
- 2 cups fresh fenugreek leaves roughly chopped
- 1 cup green peas fresh/ frozen
- 1 large onion finely hopped
- 2 medium-sized tomatoes finely chopped
- 1-2 green chili pepper adjust as per taste
- ½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon garlic paste
- ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
- ½ tbsp coriander powder
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon garam masala optional
- 1 tbsp mustard oil/ any other cooking oil of your choice
- Salt as per taste
- Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
- Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds to it. Saute for a few seconds until they become fragrant and then add the garlic paste. Saute garlic for a few seconds before adding onion. When the onion starts turning brown, add all the powdered spices (except garam masala), salt, and stir for a few seconds.
- Next add tomatoes. Cook for a few minutes, until tomatoes turn mushy.
- Add cauliflower and peas. Mix and cover the pan. Cook for around 12-15 minutes or until the cauliflower is almost cooked. Don't overcook otherwise it will turn mushy. Keep on checking and stirring occasionally to make sure it's not sticking to the bottom of the pan.
- Now, add fenugreek leaves, grated ginger, and garam masala. Mix everything and cook for another 5-7 minutes without covering the pan.
- Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with any Indian bread or rice.
- You can use use spinach instead of fenugreek leaves in the recipe.
- Another substitute option is dried fenugreek leaves. You can easily find it in the spice section of any Indian/ Asian grocery store by the name Kasuri methi. If using dried leaves, add only ½ a tablespoon.
This was really good Vandana. Thank you.
I tweaked it a wee bit by adding some jaggery to sweeten the curry, and used one chopped green chilli instead of red chilli powder. After switching off the burner I added a dollop of ghee, and covered the pan.
Looking forward to trying out other recipes from your blog🙏🏽
Hi Maya. Thank you so much for leaving your comment. I will also add ghee next time, it will add the dish to another level :).
Loved the combination of veggies in this dish. Turned out so good. Pairs well with rotis.
Thanks a lot, Winnie 🙂
This was a great dish. Thank you.
Thanks a lot Jake.
That's a wonderful combination Vandana, I usually make gobhi matar but with so much methi added to it, just sounds really delicious. Perfect sabji with winter veggies.
Thanks a lot, Mayuri.
loving this flavor combination and I am always looking for recipes to use up leftover methi leaves - They are sold in big bunches here and after I make a recipe with them, I always end up with leftovers that sadly end up in the trash. Now I will make this the next time I have leftover methi leaves.
Thanks Chef Mireille, you are right it's a great way to finish off the left over methi.
A wonderful combination of healthy vegetables you have used in this recipe. Delicious with some hot phulkas
It's a perfect winter delicacy. It's a healthy one too. I’ve never tried these three combination in one sabzi but no doubt it looks absolutely yummy. Perfect goes with roti and dahi as a side dish.
Thanks a lot, Jolly. Yes, you are right it tastes amazing with roti and dahi 🙂
This is my all time favourite. Perfect side dish in winters. Goes well with rotis
Thank you Shobha.