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Hot Cauliflower Curry

2 Oct

Hot Cauliflower Curry.

Oil is tempered with whole spices like cloves and cinnamon. Cauliflower is broken into florets and cooked in tempered oil along with onion till soft. Serve cauliflower curry with roti or with steamed rice.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Hot Cauliflower Curry.


Cauliflower Florets 2 Cups
Onion 1
Garlic 2 Cloves
Green Chiles 2
Yogurt 1 Tbsp
Turmeric Powder a Pinch
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cloves 2
Cinnamon 1 inch Stick
Bay Leaf 1
Star Anise 1/2
Red Chili Powder 1/4 tsp
Amchur Powder 1/4 tsp
Cilantro a Sprig
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Peel and slice the onion.
Peel and slice the garlic.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Break cauliflower into florets and wash them under running water.

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, star anise and bay leaf.
When the oil becomes aromatic, add sliced onion, garlic and green chiles.
Fry briefly and stir in cauliflower florets, red chile powder, amchur powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Fry for a minute or two and stir in yogurt.
Cook covered with half a cup of water for around 10 minutes or until cauliflower florets turn soft.
Garnish with cilantro and serve hot cauliflower curry with roti.
Notes: Make sure cauliflower is soft and whole.

Suggestions: If cauliflower is not cooked properly, put it back on heat and cook covered on low flame till done. For extra heat, add a pinch of garam masala just before removing the cauliflower curry from heat.
Variations: Check cauliflower tag for more recipes of cauliflower.
Other Names: Hot Cauliflower Curry.