Dhaba – meaning roadside restaurant. Dhabas are usually found on the highways in India. This is a place where usually the truck drivers stop for food and rest. They have open sitting arrangements and generally have cots where one can sit and have food and also rest for sometime. They generally serve the local food of the area in which it is . The food is always freshly made. The food served is generally spicy and with little extra oil. Dhabas are mostly found in the Northern parts of India specially Punjab and Haryana. They are famous for their Punjabi recipes such as Sarson da saag, makki ki roti, Alo Gobi, Dal Tadka, Roti. They serve it with their popular Lassi. It is a big glass and goes well with oily and spicy food. Even in Gujarat we find dhabas serving Kathiawadi food such as Ringan no Odo (baigan bharta), sev tamatar, bajri na rotla, khichdi, lasaniya batata,etc accompanied with gujarati masala chaas. We can find dhabas in different parts of India serving their local specialities. Rajasthan Highway Dhabas serve their popular dish Dal baati and Churma. In Maharashtra, you will find the dhabas serving, misal pav, pithla, bharreli vaangi, thecha, bhakar (jowar rotis). You can explore different regional food when you travel on the highways in India. These food is lips-macking and simple with traditional flavors infused. You just have to forget your calorie count while enjoying these traditional dhaba flavors.
My mother in law often makes this dhaba style gobi and it is a big hit in our house. The family once had the dish on the dhaba and since then my mother in law cooks it. Everyone enjoys this dish. She serves it with hot parathas. It is such a bliss to have it. I have learnt the recipe from her and will share with you all.
As it is a dhaba style recipe, It is made with extra oil in it. It is made with the regular Indian spices available at home. The vegetables need to be chopped big. It is an easy, delicious and quick recipe.
It can be served with hot rotis, tandoori rotis, parathas, steemed rice or jeera rice.
Gobi Dhaba Style (Stir Fry Cauliflower Indian Roadside Style)
- 6 tbsp oil
- 1 big potato chopped in big cubes
- 200 g cauliflower florets. (Remove the florets from and cauliflower. Wash and drain them properly in clean water.)
- 1 medium green capsicum remove seeds and cut it into big 1 inch squares
- 1 tomato cut into big cubes
- 2 tbsp coriander chopped finely
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 2 tsp red chilli powder I have used kashmiri red chilli powder. It gives nice red colour.
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 1/4 tsp asafoetida
- salt as per taste
- Heat oil in kadhai or big pan.
- Add the asafoetida, turmeric and potatoes to it. Stir them and cook them covered for 5-10 minutes or a little tender.
- Add the cauliflower florets in them. Mix well and cook covered for 10 minutes till tender. Add salt in it.
- Add the capsicum , cook covered for five minutes till tender. Do not overcook them. They should have the crunchiness in them.
- Add all the dry masalas ( red chili powder, coriander - cumin powder, garam masala ) and ginger garlic paste to it. Mix them well and cook for two minutes stirring in between.
- Now add the chopped tomatoes , mix well and cook till the tomatoes are tender and soft for five minutes. Do not overcook the tomatoes.The oil will be seen seperating here. Add some chopped coriander.
- Gobi Dhaba Style is ready. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve it with roti, paratha, naan or rice.
49 thoughts on “Gobi Dhaba Style (Stir Fry Cauliflower Indian Roadside Style)”
Very easy and tempting.
what is capsicum?
Green bell peppers
It is Green bell pepper
Green pepper not a chilli pepper !! They are used a lot in Mexican cuisine
You could google the ingredients just cuz it will give you a quick reply instead of waiting, or as I did, I looked at the picture when it said add the capsicum.
Just a thought
Just tried this recipe. Very delicious.
Will try again. Thank much!
THANK YOU SO MUCH AND I AM GLAD YOU LIKED THE RECIPE
Really good . I tried this,thanks for the recipee.
Tried this recipe it was delicious. Thanks!
Thank you so much for trying out the recipe. Happy cooking!!
Awesome recipe.!!! Super easy. That’s what’s great about it! You don’t need to grind or mish mash anything. After cooking too many elaborate recipes, this was refreshingly simple but delicious! I baked all the veggies together in a tray and then tossed with oil tadka.
Thank you so much. Yes it is a super easy and yet delicious recipe. It is popular at my house. I liked the idea of baking all the veggies together and then giving the tadka on it. Thank you for sharing. Happy cooking!!
Nice, simple, is it compulsory that we have to put Capscicum,,
I prepared with green chillies
Thank you for trying out the recipe. Adding capsicum is not compulsory. It gives nice taste and colour to the recipe. Green chilies gives good flavor and spice to the recipe. You can use it too..
Thank you so much for the recipe…
It’s yummm n super easy …
Thank you so much…I am glad that you liked it…
Follow this recipe exactly and you WILL be delighted. It is so simple, so healthy, so well explained, and so delicious! I spent a month in Ragasthan and ate all along the way at dhabas (roadhouse fare). I hope things quiet down with the current administration so we can visit Punjab (winter prevented us last time.) This recipe is now in my repetoire and hope it will be in yours.
Thank you so much for your appreciation and trying out the recipe. I am so happy that you liked it!. Happy cooking!!
Trying this particular dish on my boyfriend who is from the Punjab . So I will give you his opinion 🙂
If I want to double the recipe should I double the spices too.
Yes you need to double the spices, salt and oil if you double the recipe!! Thank you for going through the recipe. For more recipes follow http://www.pepkitchen.com
Very simple easy recipe! Everyone loved it.
Thank you for trying out the recipe and I am glad that everyone loved it. Happy cooking!!
Tried it..very very delicious..everyone liked it
Thanks for sharing
Thank you so much for trying the recipe. I am so happy that you all liked it!! Happy cooking!!
Hi…tried this recipe exactly as described and it turned out great! Excellent!.
Thank you so much!!
Lovely recipe. Dish turned out superb. Thanks for sharing.
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Sounds yummy! 😋 🍲
thank you so much!!
Tried it..was delicious!
Than you so much!!
Super quick, easy and easy to remember recipe.
My fav cauli recipe…
Thank you so much
Thank you so much!!
Rast and delicious recipe. Prepared many times and also, recommended to family and friends. Keep them coming😁
Thank you so much! I am glad you liked the recipe and that you recommended to your family and friends.
My husband is very picky when it comes to cauliflower sabzi. He wants the cauliflower to be crunchy and not completely cooked. Tried your recipe exactly and he loved it. He said it’s the best sabzi so far. Thanks for this quick, easy and delicious recipe!
Thank you so much for trying out the recipe and I am glad that your husband loved it…Convey thanks to him on behalf of me. Happy cooking!!
Thank you very much for your recipe. It was easy and delicious.
thank you so much
Easy recipe. Tasty dish
Thank you so much!