Achari Gobhi / Cauliflower In Pickling Sauce (Step By Step Pictures)

Achari gobhi is a famous north Indian recipe in which gobhi/cauliflower is cooked in a very flavorful and fragrant pickling sauce.To give flavor of Achar (pickle) Fenugreek, Kalonji and Fennel seeds are added along with other spices.


Oil:- 2 Tsp
Cumin Seeds:- 1/2 Tsp
Kalonji/Nigella seeds:- 1/2 Tsp
Gobhi/ Cauliflower(cut into small florets):- 1/2 (approx 3 cups)
Make a paste of 1 medium size onion & 1 tomato (balanced)
Or just microwave for 1 minute and make a paste.

Dry roast and grind together 1/2 Tsp each
(Fennel seeds, Fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, nigella seeds, cumin & mustard seeds)

For Tadka:-

Mustard oil:- 2-3 Tbsp
Garlic:- 1 Tbsp (chopped)
Ginger:- 1 Tbsp (chopped)
Turmeric powder:- 1 Tsp
Red chilli powder:- 1 Tsp
Salt as per taste
Vinegar/Lemon Juice:- 1 Tsp


1) Heat 2 Tsp of oil in a kadai/wok, when hot add cumin and nigella seeds, add cauliflower florets and saute for 3-4 minutes. Keep it aside in a bowl.

2)Dry roast the whole spices, grind to make a fine powder, keep it aside.

3)Blanch onion and tomato and make a paste of it together in a blender.

4) Heat 2-3 Tbsp of mustard oil in a kadai/wok/non stick pan, when hot add garlic and ginger, cook until light brown for about 1 minute.

5) Add the paste (made with onion and tomato), turmeric, red chilli powder. Mix everything well.

6) Cook until all the moisture is absorbed.

7) Add sauteed cauliflower, 2 Tsp of ground masala, vinegar & salt,mix everything well.

8) Cook covered for 3-4 minutes ,stirring in between ( add very little water if sabzi is sticking to the bottom ).

9) Cook uncovered until the cauliflower is cooked (soft but not mushy)

Serve hot with any Indian bread.



Gayathri Ramanan said...

this dish is new to me..looks so inviting...

divya said...

Truly delicious...Such tempting clicks :)

Priya Suresh said...

Droolworth achari gobi,inviting..

OurJaipur.Com said...

Looking Yummy. . . :)

Divya Shivaraman said...

wonderful pickled cauliflower

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. looks delicious!!

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

Didn't know about pickling with caulis. Still I love the pickled taste, that sour tinge is my liking. I prefer lemon juice to vinegar.

Sunanda said...

looks very inviting. perfect tongue tickling one..
Sunandas Kitchen

Sowmya Madhavan said...

Looks crispy and delicious..

Bam's Kitchen said...

I love your step by step delicious photos. Great flavours and spices and delicious with a little nan bread. Happy cooking and take care, BAM

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said...

Different and looks so yum!

Shanavi said...

Looks Scrumptious Preety, very yummy looking

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks too good... loving it

Gajus kitchen said...

Looks yum and appetizing.thanks for visiting my blog and am happy to visit yours too

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