Sunday, January 01, 2006


Cauliflower Curry (Gobi Masala)

I had this cauliflower sitting in my fridge for a week. Many recipes came to my mind while thinking about the cauliflower. At last I made up my mind to do Gobi masala which will go well for the rice as well as chapattis.

Ingredients: Recipe for two

  • 1 cup of cauliflower florets
  • 1 ½ onion finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tomato finely chopped
  • 2tsp cilantro
  • 2tsp yogurt
  • Spice Powder: 1 tsp of Red chili powder and Coriander powder.½ tsp of turmeric and cumin powder.
  • Grind: 1 tsp poppy seeds and 2 tsp of cashews grind to a fine paste
  • Grind: 3 pods of Garlic, 2 green chilies and a small piece of ginger grind to a fine paste
  • Salt for taste


Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onions and sauté till golden brown.

Add ginger, garlic, green chili paste and sauté them. Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté for 2 minutes. Add all the spice powders red chili powders, coriander powder, turmeric a, cumin powder, salt and cook till the tomatoes absorbs the flavor.

Add the yogurt and sauté till the yogurt is well blended. Now add the cauliflower florets and sauté them well turning all sides to coat the masala and cook them covered for 2 minutes.

Add the cashew poppy seed paste and ½ cup of water. Cook them covered for 5-6 minutes.

Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve hot.


Blogger Mr. J said...

Wow.. finally a blog that I can use to make dinners seem a bit more pleasant to eat. ;)

10:53 AM   Edit
Blogger Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Wow Priya... that looks so tasty.. I am definitely gonna try this out...

12:54 PM   Edit
Blogger Anbae said...

Priya, another veg. dish here.. definetly going to try out... Smells very pleasant in the pic... ahahaaaa..

Priya, blogrolled u........

1:35 PM   Edit
Blogger Jo said...

Wow, this is really a special blog. I'm seeing a recipe blog for the first time. Keep it goin...

4:45 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

priya, looks great!It's a nice & spicy gravy with the right blend of ingredients!

8:34 AM   Edit
Blogger GourmayMasala said...

Hi Priya...

Cauliflower and Potatoes are two of the most versitile vegetables known to mankind:) This one looks great!

I feel a strange connection... Your mind seems to work very similar to mine... In the past few weeks, I have been making similar meals like you... cauliflower subzi, poha, whole wheat pizza (from scratch)... coincidence?

Keep up the good work Priya!

10:02 AM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Me, Thanks for stopping by and for your kind workds.

Hey Tina, Let me know how it came for you!!

Anbae, Hope this dish turns out yummy for you. Thanks for adding me:)

Jo, Welcome to the food world. Good to see you here.

Lera, sure it is a little spicy goes well with bland rice or chapathis.

Garam Masala, Thanks for stopping by. Good to hear that we share similar interest. Good to see you around.

6:16 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this tonight for dinner with very successful results. I added a slight bit more yogurt (more like 2 Tbsp), and it was fabulous. Lovely flavor and scent.

I love your blog. Keep up the great work!

8:14 PM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Diane, Its nice to hear that you enjoyed Gobi masala for dinner. Thanks for the kind words.

8:53 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for a good recipe

6:12 AM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Preeti, Glad to hear that Kuska rice and gobi masala turned out good:) hope you and your family enjoyed it:)

10:28 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds great will try it today. In fact u sound familiar.

1:19 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Priya.. I tried this recipe and it came out great! My husband really enjoyed it and so did i! I love all of your recipes! BTW, do u have the recipe for vatha kozhambu? if so, can u pls share that too?

9:29 AM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

rekha, " sound familiar" i studied at coimbatore and worked at trivandrum and chennai-- now at california--does that help in anyways:)let me know how it came for u:)

Priya, good to hear you guys enjoyed it-- personally i like this recipe a lot--- i have you in my mind-- will post vatha kozhambu recipe sooner---in couple of weeks:)

8:26 PM   Edit
Blogger Prema Sundar said...

Hi priya,
I tried ur Gobi masala yesterday and it turned out very nice.I have tried 2 or 3 types of gobi masala recipes but somehow my husband doesnt like gobi at all. This recipe he liked very much and so this is going to be my permanent gobi masala recipe.
thanks for sharing.

6:35 AM   Edit
Blogger Unknown said...


I accidently brought the cauliflower from the super market and I was googling to find a good receipe to try my first Gobi masala, and I tell you what, your receipe seems very easy to make and I hope it tastes good as well.... Fingers crossed!!!

Prakash A

11:06 AM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Prakash.. do tell me know how it turned out... I am keeping my fingers crossed now:) Hope it turns out well...

6:28 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do u grind the poppy seed and cashewnuts ? Could u pls explain the procedure ?


8:04 AM   Edit
Blogger sandy said...

wow, have a head of cauliflower and was wondering what to do with it. got on to the internet to see if i could find a recipe. this sounds perfect and looks delicious - i have all the ingredients except the Cashew - I'm going to try it anyway.

I'll let you know how it turned out, and keep posting!

4:47 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried this curry last night and it came out excellent. Often I'm forced to make Gobi manchuria with cauliflower. Now I have this new reciepe added to my cookbook. Thanks,

6:44 AM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Anon... Nice to hear that the recipe turned out good:) I myself love this recipe a lot:)

10:39 AM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Anon... Nice to hear that the recipe turned out good:) I myself love this recipe a lot:)

10:39 AM   Edit
Blogger Aravind said...

Hi Priya,
This post is more than a year old.but i happened land on this post now as i had a cauliflower lying in the refrigerator.This was my first try at making a dish outta cauliflower and it came out pretty well.
Food blogs such as this are very handy for bachelor cooks like me.

11:53 AM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Aravind, thats good to hear:)

11:57 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Priya,

I tried out ur recipe as it sounded v.nice when I was reading it....and no wonder it came out v.nice.... Everyone liked it in my family...Thanks for posting it.


11:52 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me what the differance is between cilantro and coriander? I always believed it to be the same thing.. Is cilantro the spice and coriander the herb?

I would love to try and make this but I don't want to experiment the first time!!


7:22 PM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Sid, both are the same, in the US they say as Cilantro for Coriender leaves:)

7:37 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Priya - I tried this today and it was great. We had guests for dinner and this dish was a big hit. Thanks for posting this recipe and I look forward to trying more of your recipes.

10:30 PM   Edit

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