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. Delicious side dish for rotis.

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

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

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

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

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


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