Matar Gobhi (Peas Cauliflower Veggie)

Happened to have a similar dish at a restaurant here and was floored by the combi of flavors of peas and cauliflower – without the usual pairing with potatoes – as alu-gobhi … This one goes well with rotis as well as rice.

Now, I like to make it at home quite often.





Cauliflower: 1 medium sized

Peas: 2 handfuls

Green chillies: 4-5

Cumin seeds: ½ teaspoon

Turmeric powder: ¼ teaspoon

Red chilly powder: ¼ teaspoon

Coriander powder: ½ teaspoon

Oil: 1 tablespoon

Salt to taste



  1. Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized florets. Wash well and soak in water with a pinch of turmeric powder – for about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Also, chop the green chillies roughly into 1 cm pieces.
  3. In a heavy-bottomed non-stick vessel, heat the oil and add the cumin seeds for tempering.
  4. When the cumin seeds are roasted, add the drained cauliflower florets.
  5. Also, add in the peas and mix well. Cook covered on low heat.
  6. After about a minute or two, add the spice powders and mix.
  7. Stir occasionally but gently so that the cauliflower florets don’t break apart. If the veggies seem to stick to the vessel, you may sprinkle a teaspoon or two of water.
  8. When the cauliflower is almost cooked, add the chopped green chillies and salt to taste – I usually add salt towards the end as I would require lesser salt that way. Mix gently.
  9. Cook for a few more minutes and check if the veggies are done. At this stage don’t stir often so that the veggies crisp up – even if the cauliflower sticks slightly towards the end, it will only become a crispy brown The cauliflower and peas should be cooked but firm – not mushy.
  10. Turn off the heat. Enjoy with rotis, parathas, or rice!

4 Responses to “Matar Gobhi (Peas Cauliflower Veggie)”

  1. Looks so yummy!!!

    From skribles: Thanks Meeso

  2. I make the exact same version, and learnt from a friend. This is one of my comfort food now 🙂

    From skribles: Thanks Sujatha

  3. wow.. awesome look the picture has.. really a good dish janu…

    From skribles: Thanks Srilekha

  4. Great combination, cauliflower and peas. I too do this:)

    From skribles: Thanks Vani – yep, its a yummy combi

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