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Cauliflower Spinach Curry

13 Jan

Cauliflower Palakura tho Kura.

Cauliflower is broken into small florets and the florets are cooked in tempered oil till soft. Then it is fried along with spinach leaves and some ground spices. Serve cauliflower spinach curry with steamed rice and dollop of ghee or with roti or chapati etc…
Makes: around 3 Servings of Cauliflower Spinach Curry.


Cauliflower 1 Small Head
Spinach Leaves 1 1/2 Cups Packed
Garlic 2 Cloves
Coriander Powder 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1/4 – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Salt to taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 Tbsps

Method of preparation:

Remove outer leaves, hard stem and break the cauliflower into small florets.
Thoroughly wash the cauliflower florets.
Peel and crush the garlic cloves.
Separate, wash and finely chop the spinach leaves.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add garlic and cauliflower florets.
Stir and cook covered on low flame for around 5 minutes.
Uncover, stir and fry on medium high flame to make the florets turn light brown around the ends.
Make a space in the middle of the pan and add a tsp of oil.
Add the spinach leaves and fry till the spinach wilt.
Stir spinach leaves with cauliflower florets.
Add coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Fry for couple of seconds and remove from heat.
Serve cauliflower spinach curry with steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure cauliflower is cooked well before adding spinach.

Suggestions: If cauliflower is not cooked properly, cook covered on low flame till done. Add a tsp of water to the cauliflower if required for moisture.
Variations: You can also check other cauliflower recipes here.
Other Names: Cauliflower Spinach Curry.