Gobi | Cauliflower Paneer Masala recipe | Punjabi

Gobi | Cauliflower Paneer Masala recipe | Punjabi  is a tasty side dish for roti, phulkas, parathas and puris. It brings the health benefits of paneer and cauliflower together.


  • cauliflower – 1 medium size
  • paneer – 200 grams
  • onions – 3 (chopped)
  • tomatoes – 3 (chopped)
  • green chillies – 2 (slit)
  • ginger, garlic paste / inji poondu paste – 3 tsp
  • cumin seeds / seeragapodi – 1 tsp
  • red chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • turmeric powder / manjal podi  – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • chole masala – 1 tblsp
  • salt – to taste
Ingredients cauliflower, ginger garlic paste, green chillies, onion, tomato, paneer and lemon
Salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, Chloe masala and fresh coriander

Ingredients for cholesterol masala:-

Chole masala ingredients bay leaf, cinnamon stick, red chillies, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, pepper, cloves, coriander powder and black cardomom.


1. Cut the cauliflower florets and boil in water with salt for few minutes. Drain water and keep florets aside.

2. Keep paneer pieces in warm water for 3-5 minutes till they gets soften.

Paneer cubes in hot water

3. Heat oil in a frying pan, add cumin seeds and when it splutters add green chillies and then chopped onions and fry for few minutes till onion turns pale.

Cumin seeds, chopped onions and green chillies in frying pan

4. Next add ginger, garlic paste and sauté. Then add chopped tomatoes and fry for few more minutes.

Chopped tomatoes added

5. When tomatoes get well cooked and becomes mushy add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt and chole masala powder. Mix well.

Masala powders added

6. Now add boiled cauliflower florets to the pan.

Cauliflower florets added

7. Then add paneer cubes and mix without breaking.

Paneer cubes added

8. You can add 1/2 cup of water if needed. When the gravy becomes thick  and water gets completely absorbed by the vegetables, add lemon juice and switch off the stove.

9. Garnish with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves and serve.

Gobi | Cauliflower Paneer Masala recipe | Punjabi
Gobi | Cauliflower Paneer Masala recipe | Punjabi – Ready to serve gravy

For more related recipes in my website click on the links below

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2. Gobi Mutter | Cauliflower Green peas sabji recipe

3. Hara Channa Paneer Gravy | Punjabi | pachai kondaikkadalai

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