Friday, October 24, 2008

Gobi masala (Cauliflower Curry)

Cauliflower is one of my favourite vegetable. Cauliflower is low in fat, high in dietary fibre and vitamin c. I love to make cauliflower fry and gravies, especially this gravy came out very well and tasted heavenly!!!!. My hubby told me that, this cauliflower gravy reminded him of Annapoorna ( A famous restaurant in Coimbatore) kurma!!!

1 large cauliflower (florets)
3 tbsp cashew nut broken into pieces
6 flakes garlic
2" ginger piece(~10gms)
3 green chillies
1 large onion finely chopped
2 tomatoes chopped
2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp coriander powder
2 tbsp redchilli powder
1 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 cup beaten curd (yogurt)
41/2 cups water
salt to taste


In a bowl add 2 cups of water with 2 tsp of salt. Immerse cauliflower for about half an hour and drain.
Grind cashew nuts into paste adding little water from time to time. Separately grind ginger, garlic and green chillies into a paste.
Heat oil in a sauce pan for about 2 mts. Add fennel seeds and onions, fry till golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste, tomatoes, turmeric, coriander, cumin and chilli powders, 1/2 cup water and salt. cool till tomatoes are pulpy, stirring occasionally. Add curd and mix thoroughly. Fry till oil shows separately. Add cauliflower and 3 cups of water, cover and cook for 10 mts. Add cashew nut paste to the cauliflower mixture. Cover cook for 15 mts in medium heat. Garnish with coriander!!!

Serve hot with chappathi, naan or rice!!!

Note: U can reduce amount of redchilli powder and green chillies according to Ur taste.


Kiran Sawhney

looks yummy

Pradeep Kalingarayar

I miss Coimbatore Annapoorna and Angannan Briyani.I am Presently in melbourne.Since I love food.I cook my own food.There is a hotel called
Alankar Grande do not visit it.Its a fraud hotel..



Hi pradeep

Nice to Hear from u!!!!. I miss angannan biriyani too.... we have been to Alankar few times and we never had any problem!!!

Welcome to my Blog!!!


Pradeep Kalingarayar

Alankar is pakka local coimbatore restuarant..
Same anjali food and filthy service.
They are not the real hospitality and caterers.Please try to understand...


Read my experience in alankar grande coimbatore


Your blog is very nice... i like your blog ....
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hey ashwini..
i tried this recipe twice n it has come out very good both d times....thanks for the detailed explanation...
n hope u have a gr8 time with the new born...


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