Cauliflower Kurma

Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable just like potato; it can be used for making chaats in the form of cutlet or pav bhaji, north Indian gravies, south Indian curries and even Indo Chinese food like manchurian.
It's the favourite of most people and a very few people dislike it fearing it might contain worms. But now a days, I see only clean cauliflower with absolutely no worms. So better to consume this nutritious vegetable. This is low in fat, high in fibre and has anti cancer properties. I try to include this in diet weekly once.
This cauliflower kurma is also versatile just like the veg; can be had with rotis, puris, pulav/biriyani varieties or idiyappam.


Cauliflower - 1 medium
Boiled Green peas - 1/2 a cup (optional)
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Butter or oil or mix both - 1 tablespoon
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Cilantro to garnish
Paste 1: 1 big onion, 2 to 3 medium green chillies, 3 garlic pods, A small piece of ginger
Paste 2 : Tomato puree
Paste 3: Cashews soaked in water for 10 min, Khus Khus 1 tsp, 1 cardomom, 2 cloves, a small piece of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon grated coconut, 1 red chilli


1. Clean the cauliflower by putting it in luke warm water along with salt. Wash it and boil it with a little water and turmeric. Add salt when half done. Cook it 3/4 th and keep it aside.
2. Heat the butter, season with fennel seeds and add paste 1. Fry till light brown. Check if the raw smell of onions is gone. Otherwise the paste will be bitter. If you use yellow onions, do not grind it. Just add chopped onions.
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3. Add the tomato puree and cook till the oil separates. Add salt and chilli powder. Remember, you already added salt to cauliflower.
4. Add cauliflower and boiled green peas.
5. Add paste 3. Add a little water depending on the consistency you require.
6. Cook till frothy and garnish with cilantro.

Serve hot with rice/rotis/idiyappam/puris

Check out another interesting kurma here - Veg Kurma


lata raja said...

Hi Vidya, As usual yet another simple curry made so deliciously flavoursome!!!

Anonymous said...

loved ur blog...looks very beautiful...also nice recipes!

Sree vidya said...

Thanx Latha and Sangi.