Phula Gobi Tarakaare -Orissa/Odisha Special

After a visit to Nagaland today we are in Odisha formerly known as Orissa,an Indian state located on the sub-continent east coast by Bay of Bengal.Odisha is the 9th largest state by area and 11th by population.
Oriya cuisine is rich and it varies from region as it rely on the local ingredients and the flavor are subtle and delicately spiced.
Fish and other sea foods such as crab and shrimp are consumed a lot,whereas chicken and mutton are occasionally.Mustard oil and Panch poran spices are used for tempering.
Oriyas are fond of sweets and desserts,no meal is completed without dessert at the end.
Coming to the recipe this is one such rich simple preparation with cauliflower along with potatoes and green peas.Lets move onto the recipe...................................

Basic Information

Recipe Source ~ Odiyakitchen
Preparation Time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 25 minutes
Serves ~ 3


Cauliflower florets11/2 cups
Potato/urulaikilangu1 (cubed)
Green peas1/4 cup
Onion/ vengayam(finely chopped)1 (medium size)
Tomato(chopped)1 (medium size)
Garlic/poondu3 cloves
Ginger/inji1 inch
Red chilly powder/milagai podi1 tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi1/2 tsp
Coriander powder/dhaniya podi11/2 tsp
Cumin powder/jeerga podi1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves/kothamalli1 tbs(chopped)
Salt11/2 tsp
Oil3-4 tbs


Grind together onion,ginger and garlic to a coarse paste,put the cauliflower florets in boiling water and drain the water and keep it aside.
Heat around a tbs of oil and fry the cauliflower in a medium flame till it becomes golden.Remove it.
In the same pan add another tbs of oil and fry the cubed potato and remove it.

Now add the remaining oil and add in the ground paste,saute it till for couple of minutes,then add in the spice powders and mix it well.Add the finely chopped tomato and cook it till mushy.

Then goes in the fried cauliflower and potato,green peas.Add around a cup of water and salt.Cook it covered till everything blends well.Sprinkle the chopped coriander leaves and put off the fire.

Serve it hot with roti or rice.


  • Do not over cook the cauliflower in the boiling water.
  • Here I used the fresh green peas so I didn't cook it and add it as such.


nice recipe, and the picture looks amazing

Thanks for showing us the step by step method of the gobi tarkari.

Irresistible phula gobi tarakaare..I can have this fantastic dish with some rotis..Mouthwatering here.

would love to have this with rotis!!! tempting!!

Such pretty pictures Nalini...I am sure it tastes great with rotis..

I like that dish that you have served the and during winters this is one of the most famous marking.

That is one yummy looking gobhi curry.

This is a classic combination. Cauliflower and peas together looks so fabulous...

Roasting vegetables before cooking the curry seems to be a common technique in oriya cuisine. Also, potato seems to be a common ingredient in all the curries. Gobi tarakaare looks delicious

I am hungry and these pics are tempting me so much

wow very very tempting curry / tarakaare , I just love the method you have made this curry by roasting the veggies first .. this is one mouthwatering curry :) Wud love to try it !!

what a yummy gravy.. has all my favourites.. potatoes, cauliflower and fried too. i cant ask for more

Wow I love this. Thanks to you I hav eone more recipe to make with cauliflower

Nice curry and presented so well!

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