Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cauliflower Kurma - Cauliflower Korma -Cauliflower recipe Indian

Cauliflower kurma is very simple to prepare and goes well with chapati, parathas, poori and other rice dishes like peas pulao, jeera pulao, vegetable pulao, vegetable rice etc. We had it with rotis and my family loved it very much. Today let us learn how to make South Indian style cauliflower kurma following this easy recipe.

Cauliflower Kurma

Cauliflower Kurma Recipe

Cauliflower Kurma

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins
 Recipe CategorySide dish for chapati-idiyappam-appam
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Cauliflower- 1 medium size
   Onion chopped -1 cup
   Tomato -3/4 cup chopped
   Ginger -1 inch piece
   Garlic - 4 cloves
   Green chillies -2-3

   Spice powder

   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
   Chilli powder - 1 tsp
   Coriander powder -2 tsp
   Cumin Powder -1 tsp

  For grinding (masala paste)

   Coconut grated - 1/3 cup
   Cashew nuts-5-6
   Poppy seeds -1 tsp

  For the seasoning

   Oil -2 tbsp
   Jeera seeds /cumin seeds -1 tsp
   Salt needed


Cut cauliflower into small florets. Wash it and put it in boiling water with a little salt for 5 minutes. Drain the water completely, cut it into bite size florets and keep it aside.

Soak cashew nuts and poppy seed in a little hot water for 15 minutes. Grind it to a fine paste along with grated coconut. Our masala paste for the kurma is ready.

Grind ginger, garlic and green chillies to a coarse paste. Keep it aside.


Heat oil, add cumin seeds, when it sizzles, add finely chopped onion and fry until onions turn transparent. Add little salt to the onions to speed up the process.

frying onions for cauliflower kurma

Add ginger-garlic-green chilli paste. Saute for a few more minutes.

Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt needed and cook until the tomato becomes mushy. If it becomes dry, you can add a tbsp of water.

frying tomatoes for cauliflower kurma

Once the tomatoes are cooked well, add cauliflower florets and mix well so that it is well coated with the masala.

How to make cauliflower kurma

Then add a cup of water and cook covered on medium flame until cauliflowers are tender.

cauliflower-kurma-South Indian style

Then add the ground coconut paste, needed water and cook on medium heat until everything gets blended well.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot. It is a fantastic side dish for chapati, parathas, ghee rice, idiyappam, appam and poori.

Note - the consistency of the gravy can be adjusted as per individual preferences.

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  1. Have never tried doing kurma with cauliflower, but am sure nice one with roti...looks yummy

  2. Hello Padhu,

    Nice and simple recipe...Thanx for fianlly visiting!!!:)


  3. looks very inviting...and delicious...

    check out the event at my blog dear

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  5. delicious korma...nice click..!

  6. I cook Cauliflower in simple way with onion ginger garlic. but adding coconut would definitely add a good twist to it. looks scrumptious.

  7. I love cauliflower very much..kurma looks very tempting...

  8. Love this kurma.Looks really delicious!

  9. Cauliflower kurma looks delicious!

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  11. never tried kurma with cauliflower, looks interesting

  12. I am happy you visited my blog. Thanks
    You have a wonderful blog. Garnishing you have done for various recipes looks attractive. Shall chk one by one.

  13. Lovely kurma !! Delicious and goes perfect with roti's.

  14. Nice simple dish..delicious combo with chapatis

  15. The cauliflower gets smashed when ever I try to, your looks so good

  16. Bookmarking this recipe...delectable and tasty recipe....

  17. one of my fav veggies...looks very delicious

  18. Very tempting and yummy looking kurma..

  19. Very delicious Korma! I love the the way you blend
    coconut, poppy seed and cashew to it!

  20. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...Nice kurma.

  21. What a vegetable this is. I love how versatile cauliflower is. I so tempted to try your recipe later this week (I have 3 heads of cauliflower waiting for me at home.) I will come back to your site and report on how your recipe turned out for sure! Would you like to take a look at my most recent cauliflower creation?

  22. Delicious kurma..Love it with rotis..

  23. Very nice and simple recipe. Looks delicious and tempting.

  24. Awesome recipe and tastes really delicious...thanks a lot and will be waiting eagerly to see more recipes in your blog

  25. I simply followed your recipe and it came out well, simple and neatly narrated :)

  26. Thank u, I tried today, it was so good.

  27. I tried it today. It was soooo yummy. Thank u soo much

  28. Hi Paddhu,

    Kurumas I make has a different taste like less flavour ..what can I do for that ? I add chilly powder that we grind at our home.will that cause difference in taste :-(...

    1. If you want flavor, you can a little freshly made whole garam masala powder.

  29. Hi already I made cauliflower dry version , with that shall I add coconut and make it as Kuruma ?

  30. Today I am going to try this. All your recipes work out well..

  31. Prepared it.. was tasty.. Thanks Padhu for the dish.


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