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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Cauliflower Korma - Side dish for chapathi roti and rice - Gobi kurma

This cauliflower kurma goes very well with chapathi,roti,rice,dosa,poori and batura.This is a traditional korma variety.Cauliflower has multiple health benefits. Cauliflower contains many nutrients, making it an excellent addition to any diet.Cauliflower is a very good source of vitamin C and manganese, which are both powerful antioxidants. Cauliflower also contains vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine) and B9 (folic acid). It serves as a good source of proteins, phosphorus and potassium.Cauliflower is highly nutritious. Let us prepare simple traditional cauliflower korma. 


Cauliflower(medium sized) - 1.
onion (big) - 1 
tomato -1
oil - to fry.
salt - to taste.
cumin seeds - 1 tsp.

For making masala paste

Red chillies - 5.
garlic - 4.
cinnamon stick - 1
cloves - 2.
fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp.
coconut -1/4 cup.
dry coriander seeds - 1 tsp.
turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp.
roasted chana dal(chutney dal) - 1 tbsp.

Grind everything into a fine paste by adding little water.


Cut the cauliflower into florets.Wash and soak the florets  in hot water with little salt and turmeric  for 5 to 7 minutes. Then drain the water  and keep the florets aside.


  • Heat the oil, add cumin seeds, when it splutters add chopped onions,saute well till it becomes pink.
  • Add tomatoes saute well till it becomes mushy.
  • Add cauliflower florets and saute for 2 minutes.
  •  Add ground paste with salt and required water  according to consistency.
  • Allow  it boil for few minutes, till cauliflower is cooked and its raw smell goes.(cauliflower should maintain its crunchiness).
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro.It serves as a best accomplishment for roti,poori, batura and parotta.
For more side dish visit :side dish for roti chapathi


Saru said...

Looks soo yummy.. a new one.. My mother in law used to make a cauliflower korma but it would be runny, not in poori-masala consistency. I am gonna try out this

Saru said...

Looks so yummy.. a new one.. my mother-in-law used to make cauliflower korma, but it would be with different ingredients altogether and runny. I am gonna try out this. Thanks for your recipe

Gayathri Sathyanarayanan said...

thank you.

koushik K.B. said...

Really ....cauliflower kurma was awesome. It went well with roti. My children loved the dish