Instant Pot Gobi Masala: everyday cauliflower or gobi masala recipe that’s infused with Indian spices and extremely easy to make.
The simple flavors make this Instant Pot Gobi Masala recipe absolutely delicious and an ideal choice for a main or side dish. This recipe is Vegan + Glutenfree.
This Instant Pot Gobi Masala or as some of you might know them as Cauliflower in Indian Spices is one of my goto Indian style recipe to make using Cauliflower.
It’s super easy and actually easier to cook in InstantPot than cooking cauliflower on the stovetop as it saves so much cooking time and efforts.
Although, I’m not a big instant-pot user as we do use something similar to it called ‘Indian pressure cooker’ in everyday cooking like daal, meat, stews or even to boil potatoes.
However, there are some recipes that I make ONLY in instant pot and this is one of it.
This Instant Pot Gobi Masala recipe is infact so simple that you could even term it a #holistic meal because:
It doesn’t use any Garlic.
Use of Extremely Mild Spices like coriander and cumin.
Some Sprinkle of Fresh Cilantro and that’s it. (optional)
I’m adding some red chili powder to make it lil spicy as we like it that way, however, you can totally skip that if need be.
Also, if you grew up in Delhi just like me, you’d know the love everyone has for ‘Gobi / Gobhi / Cauliflower’ there!
It’s an extremely popular vegetable and people can eat it everyday.
So you’d see tons of varieties including this Instant Pot Gobi Masala.
You’d definitely see it in almost every household in the winter season (when it’s produced the most).
Unlike here in the USA or other countries, cauliflower initially was available only during the winter season as it was considered to be a crop of winter.
However, now you can find cauliflower even in India (or some places in India) throughout the year.
The only difference between cauliflower in winter and all through the season, is that the one available in winters (in India) is extremely tender and tastier.
Most of them are really small in size as compared to the large ones we get here.
Also, Here a quick TIP on cooking the cauliflower properly without making it into a Mush:
Use a ‘Large Pan/Pot’ when cooking cauliflower as they need space to cook properly.
You ‘Do Not’ want to cook them or keep stirring them for long as they mush up easily and then turn into this huge mash instead of individual florets.
Also, ‘Add Less Water’ as the addition of too much water makes it extremely mushy … almost soupy.
So, Always saute the spices + other veggies that go with it before and in the end add cauliflower.
It just needs 4-5 minutes of cooking and in instant-pot, it’s even quicker.
Important: Now, in an Instant-Pot, you’d need to add some minimum amount of water to make it steam properly, hence I’m adding a cup of water.
However, once your Gobi is cooked and you open the pot, if you see extra water, you can:
- Discard it (scoop and throw)
- Lightly Saute the gobi while the instant pot is still plugged in and in saute mode. This way, you can cook most of the water making the gobi crisp.
So these were some of the tips/tricks I use to make Instant Pot Gobi Masala or anytime I make gobi/cauliflower.
Go ahead and make try this simple and flavorful Instant Pot Gobi Masala recipe for your weeknight meal or even weekends and do let me know how it went.
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