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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Featured Recipe: Gobi Matar Sabzi

My little sister just returned from spending two months in India. Last night she and her friend Kristen cooked us a vegetarian Indian dish called Gobi Matar Sabzi. It was awesome. I can’t wait to try cooking it myself when I get home and maybe even trying some other Indian recipes. By the way, for you parents out there…both of my girls gobbled this dish up!


Featured Recipe: Gobi Matar Sabzi
Original recipe from my veggie world – Anne and Kristen changed it up
Recipe type: Main Dish
  • 1 big onion ground to a fine paste
  • 1 big tomato pureed
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or minced fresh garlic, 1-2 cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon green chili paste
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
  • 1 cup cleaned cauliflower florets
  • salt to taste (between 1 tsp and 1 TBSP)
  • pinch of turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 3 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  1. In a large skillet, heat oil (mediumish heat). Add onion paste and fry till cooked or until raw smell disappears. Add ginger, garlic (if using fresh), green chili paste and saute for one minute. Add tomato puree and cook till paste is thick. Add powdered spices and salt. Stir then add vegetables. Cover and simmer over medium heat until cauliflower is tender. Add chopped fresh cilantro prior to serving.
  2. Serve with basmati rice, with fresh cilantro added to the rice just prior to serving.
Jane note: this dish would be good with more kick, as well – I liked it mild, but I want to experiment with making it spicier some time



  1. 1

    This looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing — I needed a good Indian dish. This may just make next week’s menu 🙂

    Any chance your sister learned how to make naan?


  2. 2
    jessica h

    any way to do this without a food processor?

  3. 3
    Jane Maynard

    my sister just hit the road – driving cross country – when I talk to her next I’ll ask her about naan and about the food processor…we don’t actually have a food processor here at my mom’s, so she did do it without, just don’t know exactly how. but I’ll find out! 🙂

  4. 4

    This is going on next week’s menu.

  5. 5

    My mom has a blender that has a food processor attachment. It’s not the best one in the world, but it worked. I think even a traditional hand chopper would work fine. Happy cooking!

    -“the little sister”

  6. Hi Jane!
    thanks for linking my blog.I am glad you liked the recipe.
    As a reply to the comments about food processor, you don’t have to grind .I just did it to give a good thick gravy kind of look.It would just work fine even if u finely chop onions and tomatoes.

  7. 7

    This looks so good.

  8. 8

    mmmm…looks good! Fun to see your east coasting on the blog. We are in Utah this year and missing the ocean. Have you guys ever made it to Block Island?

    have a great vacation!

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