Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cauliflower Kurma


Cauliflower is a favorite veggie for all of us at home. I made this simple kurma to be served with chapathi. I usually add coconut to my kurmas, but this time it was with out any coconut. The khus khus and cashews five it a rich creamy consistency. It may seem like a lot of steps involved, but it's easy though!

To make it more colorful, add any vegetables you have in hand.
Get Ready:
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup chopped  red onions
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Khus khus
  • 1 tbsp cashews
  • salt to taste
  •  3 tsp olive oil.

  • Soak cashew and khus khus in 2-3 tbsp of water for 20 mins.
  • In a large pot, boil water. Add a pinch of salt, turmeric powder to the boiling water. add the cauliflower florets, cover the pot and turn the heat off.
  • Drain the water after 10 mins and keep the cauliflower aside.
  • In a pan, add 1 tsp oilve oil and sayte the onions till brown. add the ginger, green chilli, chopped tomatoes and saute till they are soft.
  • Turn the heat off. Once cooled, grind the onion, tomatoes into a pulp. Set aside
  • Grind the cashew khus khus with the soaked water into a fine paste.
  • In the same pan that you fried the onions, add 2 tsp of oilve oil, add the pureed tomato, onion mixture.
  • Add all the masala powders and fry till the oil separates out.
  • Add the cauliflower, salt to taste, ground cashew  khus khus paste and mix well.
  • Add water to a desired consistency and let it come to a boil.
  • If less spicy add some garam masala.
  • Once it boils, cover  and simmer for 5 mins. turn the heat off.
  • garnish with cilantro and serve hot.
Enjoy :))



  1. Yum-looking Kurma!!
    I always use kajus for many of my gravies which call for cream or thick sauces does do the trick while also lending its deliciously rich flavor! Khus Khus is a new one! never tried that.

  2. I never cooked kuruma with cauliflower alone and everybody at home loves cauliflower except me..That definitely looks creamy, Priya...

  3. this is a winner! my kurmas are usually with a bunch of veggies but i make it the way u do. nice !!

  4. Thats a thick looking delicious kurma, love it with rotis..

  5. Delicious and yummy cauliflower,great with rotis.

  6. The kurma looks delicious ...... yumm . Have never tried with cauliflower


  7. Lovely to have them with rotis:)


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