Gobi Matar Recipe – Indian Stir Fry Cauliflower Peas

Gobi Matar Recipe is a popular Indian stir fry cauliflower peas in turmeric and Indian spices. Served with fresh lemon juice and chopped cilantro on top. It can be eaten with Indian roti/flatbread/paratha/rice/quinoa or as is. This is a vegan, glutenfree recipe.

Gobi Matar Recipe

Gobi Matar or Gobhi Matar is a staple Indian dish that gets made almost every week at our place and I especially love eating it with paratha.

If you are from Northern India or traveled to North India or eaten Northern Indian cuisine, then you’d be very familiar with this recipe as it’s a quintessential part of the cuisine.

As popular as this dish is, it’s extremely simple to make and the ingredients can be easily found in almost ALL kitchen. 

Also, one very important thing about this dish is that it can be served as an entree or side and also known as Dhaba or Restaurant Style Gobi Matar.

Ingredients for Gobi Matar:

Cauliflower (Gobi)cleaned and chopped into bite-size florets

Peas (Matar)can be frozen or fresh.

Onioncan be red/white or yellow.

Ginger

Indian Spices: Turmeric, Salt, Chili Powder, Coriander Powder

Lemon 

Fresh Cilantroplease don’t skip this ingredient, adds so much flavor.

easy Gobi Matar Recipe in a kadai

How to Make Gobi Matar Recipe:

One of my favorite thing about this recipe apart from taste, ease is that you can use the entire cauliflower in it. You can use the floret, roots and even the tender leaves. 

  1. Begin by heating oil and then sauteeing onion and ginger for 1/2 minute.
  2. Then add the mixed cauliflower-peas (see tip below for this step) and saute everything.
  3. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. After 4 minutes, remove the cover and stir fry the veggies for 2 minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat, sprinkle lemon juice, freshly chopped cilantro and serve immediately.
Gobi Matar Restaurant Style

Gobi Matar Restaurant Style

Once the recipe is ready, you can serve immediately or store in an air-tight box (once veggies are cool).

Always store once the veggies have cooled as this helps remove that extra watery droplet you get on top of covers when cooling a hot dish.

Indian Cauliflower Peas - Gobi Matar Masala

Indian Cauliflower Peas – Gobi Matar Masala

Special Tip 

If you have ever wondered or worried that the spices/flavors are not even in your veggies, then this tip will be your secret weapon.

To make an even flavored dish, especially veggies, mix raw chopped veggies with spices in a large bowl.

Make sure the spices are evenly coated on the chopped veggies and keep this aside for 2 minutes.

This helps veggies coat n absorb some of the flavors right there n then (even before you have begun cooking).

Then proceed with the recipe further and I can literally bet, your veggies would come out tasting evenly flavored Everytime!

Perfect recipe if you are detoxing or deep into #veganuary 

Gobi Matar

 

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Gobi Matar Recipe - Indian Stir Fry Cauliflower Peas

Gobi Matar Recipe - Indian Stir Fry Cauliflower Peas

Gobi Matar Recipe is a popular Indian stir fry cauliflower peas in turmeric and Indian spices. Served with fresh lemon juice and chopped cilantro on top. It can be eaten with Indian roti/flatbread/paratha/rice/quinoa.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Cauliflower (Gobi) - cleaned and chopped into bite-size florets
  • 1 Cup Peas (Matar) - can be frozen or fresh.
  • 1 Large Onion - thinly chopped, can use red/white or yellow.
  • 1 Tbsp Grated Ginger
  • 3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Large Lemon 
  • 6-7 Fresh Cilantro Stalks - thinly chopped, please don't skip this ingredient, adds so much flavor.

Indian Spices:

  • 1 Tbsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1.5 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander Powder

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add cauliflower florets, peas, and all the Indian spices. Toss, mix and keep aside.
  2. Heat 3 tbsp vegetable oil in a pan or wok.
  3. Add chopped onion, grated ginger and saute for 1/2 minute (medium flame).
  4. Add the mixed cauliflower-peas and stir everything together.
  5. Cover and cook this over a low-medium flame for 3-4 minutes (stirring every minute).
  6. After 4 minutes, remove the cover and stir the veggies.
  7. Let this cook for another 2 minutes and then turn off the heat.
  8. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice, chopped cilantro and mix using a fork (that prevents cauliflower from mushing).
  9. Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy with fresh roti/paratha/rice or any side of choice.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 700mg Carbohydrates: 25g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 11g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 8g

4 Replies to "Gobi Matar Recipe - Indian Stir Fry Cauliflower Peas"

  • Megan January 18, 2020 (12:11 am)

    I made this for dinner tonight because I needed to use up some cauliflower and I had all the ingredients on hand. It turned out so wonderfully! Very full of flavor! Thanks for sharing your recipe, I will certainly be making this again!

    • Molly Kumar January 18, 2020 (4:07 am)

      Hi Megan, thank you for trying my recipe and so glad you liked it. Hugs, Molly

  • Donna M January 7, 2020 (3:41 pm)

    Tried it for lunch and came out so good. Thanks for the tip

    • Molly Kumar January 8, 2020 (1:36 pm)

      Hi Donna, so happy you tried my recipe n liked the tip too 🙂 Thanks, Molly

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