Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Spicy Cauliflower (Gobi Masala)

Cauliflower florets – 2cups
Onion finely chopped – 3/4cup
Tomato finely chopped -1/2cup
Green chilies – 3nos
Grated ginger – 3/4tsp
Grated garlic -3/4tsp
Cumin seeds (jeerakam) -1/2tsp
Cardamom (elakka) – 2nos
Cinnamon (karuvapatta) – 2small pieces
Cloves (grambu) – 4nos
Cilantro (malliyila) – a few
Curry leaves – a few
Oil – 4tsp
Water -1cup
Salt –as rqd

Spice Powders

Turmeric powder – 1/2tsp
Red chilly powder – 1tsp
Coriander powder – 2tsp
Garam masala – 1/2tsp

How to Prepare

=►Heat 4tsp of oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and allow it to splutter.
=►Add cardamom, cloves, grated ginger and garlic into it (medium flame).
=►Sauté them till all the raw smell of garlic goes off.
=►Then add all spices (except garam masala) one by one into it (sim flame).
=►Sauté it for 30sec (be careful that it doesn’t get coated because of over burning).
=►Next add chopped onion, curry leaves and green chilies in to it.
=►Fry it till the onion turns brown and add garam masala powder, tomato and
Cauliflower along with one cup of water and salt.
=►Close it with a lid and allow it to cook for 15 min on medium flame.
=►Stir it occasionally .If you want more gravy then add more water.
=►Once it is cooked, add finely chopped cilantro in to it (optional).
=►This is very tasty with poratta and also rice.


  1. fabulous stuff... right choice 4 a vegetarian..

  2. Great site and great dishes. Feels like I'm home again. Thanks!