Aug 1, 2011

Cauliflower kuzhambu / Cauliflower Curry

This is simple and elegant curry made with cauliflower and tastes great with some cooked rice. It can also be enjoyed along with some chapatis or rotis. it is a one pot dish and can be made in minutes using a pressure cooker. The mild red color of the curry comes from the all purpose curry powder/ kuzhambu masala podi. It mildly spices the curry and is very flavorful.

Cauliflower florets - 2 cups
Onion - 1/2

Oil - 1 spoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Salt to taste

To grind into a coarse paste
Onion - 1/2
Tomato - 2
Grated coconut - 2 tablespoons
All purpose curry powder/ kuzhambu masala podi - 1 tablespoon


  1. Wash the cauliflower florets and blanch them in hot water and set them aside.
  2. Grind all the ingredients listed above into a coarse paste.
  3. In a pressure cooker, heat the oil and temper with the mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves. once everything starts spluttering add half the chopped onion and saute until it turns translucent.
  4. Add the blanched cauliflower florets along with some salt and saute for a minute.
  5. Then add the ground masala and stir well.
  6. Add a cup of water, close the cooker with a lid and cook until 3 whistles. If using a kadai instead of a pressure cooker, cook for about 10 minutes, until the cauliflower florets get well cooked.
  7. Adjust salt and garnish with cilantro/coriander leaves.

Serve with warm rice and some papad for a delicious lunch!


  1. Love it ~ perfect with some hot parathas :)
    US Masala

  2. Yum I say ..never made gobi this way ...bookmarked it

  3. Delicious kuzhambu,with cauliflower,luks very tempting...

  4. wow very tempting n ur clicks r awesome

  5. Thats a rich n creamy gravy

  6. I made a cauliflower gravy only yesterday, sounds and looks simple and delicious.

  7. I am hungry now. Comfort recipe Divya :D


  8. looks so delish.... love it with some soft hot chappathis

  9. very new and different.....

  10. I have the same curry for lunch today :) Looks creamy n yummy

  11. Simple and yummy curry dear. Perfect for quick fix lunch

  12. cauliflower , urad and a very unique combination.....lovely recipe...the clicks are inviting

  13. Thats a delicious & flavorful kuzhambu :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  14. Lovely curry... I am a great lover of caulifower and would try this for sure..

  15. yummy tempting curry...Thanks for sharing...

  16. Delicious kuzhambu...would love it with puris!

  17. Loved the pictures and all your recent posts Divya...this kind of cauliflower curry is almost my type , a bit different seasonings but looking almost like this one , is a family favorite.

    Loved your masala vada too , that is something i like with my evening tea :-)

  18. wow.. my fav gobi.. Looks so yummy :) I have to try this out :)

  19. I got your blog link from IHM. Recipe competition on IHM orkut this time is about blogs. This recipe fits perfectly :) Please take a look and post your entry. Today is the last day(10th). thanks

  20. I'm not sure if you're aware, but your blog posts are being stolen and posted on another blog. It's happening to my food blog too.


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