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Apr 17, 2009

Cauliflower Dry Curry

This is a simple and delicious curry made with cauliflower that goes well with rice. My kids like to eat cauliflower this way!


  • 1 head of Cauliflower
  • ½ tsp red Chili Powder
  • 1 or 2 tsp dry Coconut Powder
  • A pinch of Turmeric Powder
  • Salt

For Tempering/Seasoning:

  • 1 or 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 or 2 broken Red Chilies
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tsp Bengal Gram (Pachi Senagapappu, Chana Dal)
  • ½ tsp Black Gram (Minappappu, Urad Dal)
  • A few Curry Leaves


Thoroughly wash cauliflower, remove the stem and leaves and chop very finely. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add cumin seeds along with chana and urad dals and sauté until they turn golden brown in color. Add broken red chilies and fry for some time.

Then add curry leaves and chopped cauliflower along with turmeric and mix well. Cover and leave the pan for some time on low flame until cauliflower gets cooked and loses the raw smell. Keep stirring now and then. Sprinkle some water if needed.

When the raw smell from cauliflower goes away, add coconut powder, chili powder (if using) and salt and mix well. Leave the pan for some more time again. Be sure to keep the flame on low as this curry tends to get burnt easily.

When it’s done, switch off the flame and transfer the curry into a serving bowl and enjoy with rice. Isn’t it so simple?


FH said... [Reply]

YUM YUM!! I would love to have this with Parathas, so good looking! :)

Cham said... [Reply]

Quick and easy, sure kids will love this non-spicy curry Uma!

Vishali said... [Reply]

wow I love cauliflower very much and the curry looks very delish!

Indhu said... [Reply]

this is a very yummy dish :)
coconut in cauliflower sabzi - that's new to me.. must try sometime :)

Priya Sriram said... [Reply]

Hi Uma, I have shared an award with you in my blog.. Pls accept it :)

Yep, thats a real easy recipe! Thanks for sharing! :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

I make cauliflower pretty much the same way! Delish!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

delicious curry, i love cauliflower very much. you are tempting me now.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Very tasty and healthy recipe-Thanks for sharing
-Nature Lover

Lavanya said... [Reply]

i love caluliflower too..looks so nice n yummy uma!!

Poornima Nair said... [Reply]

Anyone would love to have cauliflower this way...looks yumm.

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

I've never made cauliflower this way. looks really good

Vanamala Hebbar said... [Reply]

Nice & simple curry...

Malar Gandhi said... [Reply]

Simple and nice recipe...looking forward for more like this.

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

SImple and delicious recipe Uma..

Pooja said... [Reply]

Simple and colorful uma..looking delicious

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

I too used to make cauliflower like this, except that I used keep the florets big, your curry looks delicious dear! I have to try out your version soon :)

Srilakshmi said... [Reply]

Thanks Uma for your comments on my blog :-) and the Cauliflower Curry looks tempting ;-) I generally make Cabbage & Beans this way

Deepa Hari said... [Reply]

Looks simple and delicious Uma....perfect to have with rotis.

A_and_N said... [Reply]

Very simple, sounds delish :) We used to make this often...until I figured out to make manchurian without deep frying :)

Dori said... [Reply]

Such a nice, light dish... and so tasty!

Chutneytales said... [Reply]

Wow!Nice gobi curry recipe.I love such simple curries..Looks very tasty :)

Ashwini said... [Reply]

Delicious Curry. Yumm with chapathis or parathas.

Siri said... [Reply]

simple and delicious curry Uma :)


Ramya Vijaykumar said... [Reply]

Nice curry, looks delicious...

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

simple curry..!!

Unknown said... [Reply]

simple and yummy curry uma looks so good

Savi-Ruchi said... [Reply]

i too prepare something similar, but donot add channa dal to it.., your pictures are very inviting Uma. Thanks for the lovely recipe

sra said... [Reply]

The addition of coconut powder is new to me.

Saritha said... [Reply]

Uma simple dish,loved the addition of coconut.......

Raks said... [Reply]

I always make with onion tomato base and was badly wanting another recipe to try!! Thanks a lot Uma for this,really looking very tempting!

Sujatha said... [Reply]

Looks like a very simple and yummy dish! I will try this soon..

Red Chillies said... [Reply]

Very nice recipe. I like the idea of chopping cauliflower into pieces and making this curry.

Archy said... [Reply]

Quick an easy Uma.. looks so gud !!

Purva Desai said... [Reply]

This curry is low in calories and carbs....

vidhas said... [Reply]

love this curry, my daughter's favourite too.

Cynthia said... [Reply]

I'm gonna try this.

Ammu said... [Reply]

Very simple & quick to make. very attractive color too. Tempting curry.

Madhu's cooking gallery said... [Reply]

yummy simple curry!! Love this with rice!!

Adlak's tiny world said... [Reply]

cauliflowr in any form my gals favo... simple and yummy curry...

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

yummy recipe....hv a gift for u in my blog....

Ishani said... [Reply]

I love dry curry vegetables.. this one looks great...

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