Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Type: Side dish / Accompaniments
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 25 mins | Serves: 5
Cauliflower - 1, medium
Onion - 1
Tomato - 2
Green chillies - 2, slit
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tblspn
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tblspn
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Cashew - 8
Poppy seeds / kasa kasa - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 2
Chop the cauliflower into small florets and put them in boiling water for 5 mins. Soak the cashew nuts in milk or water for 20 mins.
In a blender, take all the ingredients listed under "to grind". Blend till you get a smooth paste.
Heat oil in pan or pressure cooker. Add chopped onion.
Once onion becomes mushy, add chopped tomatoes, saute for few seconds. Cover and cook for 2 mins.
When tomatoes turn mushy, ginger garlic paste goes in.
Add coriander powder, tumeric, garam masala, chilli powder, cumin powder and saute till the raw smell is gone.
Now, add in cauliflower florets and mix well to coat evenly with the masala. Add in salt to taste and 2 water for the gravy.
Pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles. Once pressure is released, add the ground coconut paste.
Again cover and cook for 5 to 10 mins. Check for salt. Garnish with coriander leaves.
It goes very well with chapati, dosa, idly. Enjoy!
- I can also precook the cauliflower till 90 % done.
|Keep all your ingredients ready. Soak cashews in milk or water for 20 mins|
|In a blender, take coconut, fennel seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, poppy seeds and cashew. Blend till you get a very smooth paste|
|Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions and saute|
|Once onion becomes soft, add in chopped tomatoes|
|Cover and cook for 2 mins|
|Tomatoes becomes mushy now|
|As soon as tomato turns mushy, add in ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes|
|Now, add the coriander powder, chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala and turmeric|
|Stir till the raw aroma of the spice powders is gone|
|Now, add in the slightly boiled cauliflower florets|
|Mix it well to coat the florets with the masala|
|Add enough water. I added 1.5 cups of water|
|Add salt to taste|
|I transferred it to a pressure cooker and cooked for 2 to 3 whistles to save time. You can cook also cover it cook. Otherwise you can precook the cauliflower till 90% done and add it to the masala.|
|And i transferred it to the same pan again|
|Once the cauliflower is cooked, add the ground coconut paste|
|Mix it well and cook for 5 to 10 mins|
|Garnish with coriander leaves|
|Serve with chapati, dosa or idiyappam!|