Cook's Hideout: Spicy Cauliflower curry (Masaaledar Phool gobhi)

May 29, 2011

Spicy Cauliflower curry (Masaaledar Phool gobhi)

I can't believe it is the last day of BM# 5 and I can't believe that I posted everyday for 2 weeks. Big thanks to Valli for organizing this marathon and choosing interesting themes. So for day 7 of the marathon, I thought I'll make something from "660 Curries" cookbook by Raghavan Iyer.

This is a simple curry with cauliflower and tomatoes and can be cooked within 30 minutes. Goes great with rice or roti.

Cauliflower Curry1

Cauliflower - 1 medium head, cut into 1" florets
Red onion - 1 small, thinly sliced
Tomatoes - 4, medium or 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes
Garlic - 3-4 cloves, cut into thin lengthwise slivers
Ginger - 2" piece, julienned
Ground cumin (jeera) - 2tsp
Ground coriander (dhaniya) - 2tsp
Red chili powder (Cayenne pepper) - 1tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Chickpea flour - 2tbsp
Salt - t0 taste
Cilantro - for garnish

  • Heat 2tbsp oil in a sauté pan over medium heat; add onions, ginger and garlic and sauté until onions start to caramelize, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add cumin, coriander, chili powder, turmeric and salt. Cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Then add the tomatoes, cauliflower and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil. Then lower the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until cauliflower is tender, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle in the chickpea flour and quickly stir into the sauce to thicken it slightly. Allow the sauce to simmer, uncovered, for another 1-2 minutes to thicken further.
  • Stir in chopped cilantro and serve.
Cauliflower Curry

Lets see what my fellow marathoners have been cooking up on the final day of the marathon.
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Aarthi, Divya, Jayashree, Kaveri, Pavani,
Seven Days of Indian Sweets:Gayathri, Priya Suresh,
Seven Days of Microwave Meals: Monika,
Seven Days of Regional Specials:Harini, Vaishali, Suma, PJ
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Kalyani
Summer Coolers: Jayasree, Kamalika, Srivalli


  1. very tempting pictures.. thanks for the awesome recipe :)

  2. Delicious and irresistble curry,looks marvellous..

  3. Thats a good one. Loved the addition of besan.

  4. posted for 2 weeks!!! Great going......I've enjoyed going through you blog during this BM.....

  5. Spicy and mouthwatering curry

  6. Delicious side dish for rotis.

  7. wonderful cauliflower dish...a little besan..but surely it will enhance the taste.

  8. I discovered recently that my kids love cauliflower. So unexpected! Will have to try this.

  9. That's an spicy and flavorsome recipe....

  10. I love aloo gobi in gravy form...looks yumm

  11. I like that addition of besan to the yummy curry.

  12. The curry does look spicy!


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