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Achari Gobhi

Achari Gobhi- Tangy delicious Stir fried Cauliflower cooked with pickle spices
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Punjabi Cuisine
Servings: 4 person


  • 650 gms Cauliflower /phool gobhi
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/2 Readymade Pickle Masala / Achar Masala
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt / Dahi
  • 2 tbsp Ginger / Adrak grated
  • 2 Green chili/hari mirch sliced
  • 1.5 tsp lemon
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya chopped

pickle spices for tempering

  • 5 tbsp Mustard Oil / Sarso ka tel
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds / Rai *
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • 1/3 tsp Fenugreek Seeds / Methidana
  • 1/4 tsp Nigella Seeds / Kalonji
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds / Saunf
  • 1.5 tsp Coriander Seeds / Sabut Dhaniya
  • 1/3 Asafoetida / Hing powder


  • Take all the pickle spices- cumin,coriander,mustard,fennel, fenugreek in a mortar and pestle and crush them coarsely.
  • Wash and chop cauliflower into medium size florets and soak them in warm turmeric water for 10 minutes and then drain and wash well.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan and when the oil come to smoking point ,let it cool down slightly else the spices will burn at that temperature.
  • Now add the crushed spices, grated ginger and green chilies and saute.
  • Add turmeric powder and the cauliflower florets ,saute for a minute on medium heat.
  • Add salt and mix and now cover with a lid and cook on medium heat till half done.
  • Now add the beaten yogurt and the ready made pickle masala and mix and cook uncovered on low heat till the cauliflower get cooked completely (CHECK NOTES)
  • Now add lemon juice and chopped coriander and mix gently.
  • Serve it hot with any bread or rice or just as a starter.


  1. If you don't have ready made pickle masala then can use the leftover masala from your pickle jar ,i.e-mango ,chili or mix pickle
  2. VEGAN- if you are vegan then use 1/2 cup thick tomato puree instead of yogurt.