Cauliflower Dal

12 Mar

Cauliflower Dal.

Cauliflower is broken into small florets. Cauliflower is fried in oil flavored with whole spices. It is then cooked along with cooked toor dal along with tomato. Serve cauliflower dal with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Cauliflower Dal.


Toor Dal 1 Cup
Cauliflower 2 Cups Packed
Tomato 1 Large
Green Chiles 2
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Red Chile Powder 1/2 tsp
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to taste


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

Method of preparation:

Wash and break cauliflower into small florets.
Slice the cauliflower florets vertically.
Wash and finely chop the tomato.
Wash, remove stems and slice the green chiles.

Wash toor dal under water and pressure cook the dal in 2 cups of water for 3 whistles.
Remove the cooked dal in a sauce pot.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add cauliflower florets and fry till they turn golden brown around the edges.
Then add turmeric powder, red chile powder and salt.
Add the cauliflower mixture, chopped tomato, green chiles into sauce pot along with dal.
Boil the dal for 5 – 10 minutes or until tomato turns soft.
Stir in cilantro and serve cauliflower dal with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure cauliflower is cooked well before removing from heat.

Suggestions: If the cauliflower is not cooked properly, put it back on heat and cook covered on low flame till done. If cauliflower is not tender, you can also steam it or boil it in quarter cup of water before adding to the tempering.
Variations: Check other cauliflower recipes here.
Other Names: Cauliflower Dal.


7 Responses to “Cauliflower Dal”

  1. Priya March 13, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    Wat a beautiful bowl of cauliflower dal,yumm!

  2. purvi March 14, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    looking so nice and mouthwatering

  3. Shyam March 18, 2011 at 1:03 am #

    Taste Delicious with Fried Rice.

  4. Filonila January 28, 2012 at 5:28 am #

    Will do this one too. Can I use masoor dal instead? I don’t toor dal

  5. Filonila January 28, 2012 at 5:36 am #

    Sounds lovely, but may I use masoor dal instead as I do not like toor dal.,,,

  6. priya June 28, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    what do u mean by toor daal

  7. Raji June 29, 2012 at 5:47 am #

    @priya toor dal – tur dal – Arhar Ki dal

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