Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cauliflower & Coriander Curry

Curries are forever a welcomed splendour in an Indian family. At least one type of curry must appear on the dining table a day, otherwise, a meal will not go down well for the family members. I guess that's how it has been from ancient years, and curries are generally packed with lotsa spices, for the non-vegetarian (Fish Sambar, Pumpkin Salted Fish Curry, Pepper Mutton Curry & Pepper Tamarind Prawns) and vegetarian version (Vegetarian Mutton Curry) as well. Curries basically can be paired with most side dishes (Curry Leaves Valakkai Poriyal & Potatoes Dried Chillies), of course we are also talking about rice (Ghee Rice/Nei Choru & Cumin Rice). This cauliflower coriander curry is also about spices, but slightly different though as per the technic. Please read on how to make this aromatic, spicy and tangy  curry.

To blend/ground for a paste
1/2 inch ginger
5 garlic
6 shallots
2 stalks coriander leaves (cut the roots but do include the stems)

Other ingredients
1/2 (about 280g) cauliflower - cut into bite size florets
2 tbsp curry powder (or as per taste)
1 1/2 tbsp tomato puree or chopped tomato
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 sprigs curry leaves
1/2 tbsp lime juice
4 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

Mix curry powder and tomato puree with the blended paste.
Keep aside
In heated oil, fry cumin seeds,  mustard seeds and curry paste till aromatic and oil splits. 
Pour 1/2 liter of water and add curry leaves.
Season with salt.
Simmer to heat through.
Add caulis and lime juice.
Simmer to soften and remove from heat.
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  1. I'm going to try this meal this weekend :) thanks 4 the recipe.

  2. The curry sounds wonderful, I love the eating dishes where the cauliflower still has a bit of bite to it and I would imagine in a curry it would be a nice contrast.

  3. thank you so much every for all the sharing, actually my hubby is more into curries, I am fine with anything, not take particular about food.

  4. I'm very serious when I say, I am definitely going to try this recipe in the next week or so! I might even make it for my parents and surprise them! :)

  5. The curry looks so delectable, I haven't tried all-vegetable curry yet, but this looks really healthy and delectable as well.

    Thanks for sharing!


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  6. Great!I just bought some cauliflower.Thanks for sharing

  7. uiks????planned with Pete ah? Both post are about clauliflowers :). I just had some mixed vege with cauliflower today

  8. Delicious - I love curries and I completely agree - curries need rice! I love the idea of using cauliflower! I bet it was amazing!

  9. I love cauliflower and have a big one in my fridge, I might just have to make this with it!

  10. cauliflower combination looks delicious

  11. I loved to eat cauliflower(half cooked)mix with curry so yummy. But never taste with curry must ask my mom to cook it...hehehe.

  12. To tell the truth, I haven't tried cooking veg curry. Makes me wanna try!

  13. wow delicious and tempting curry,luks yum...

  14. thank you all you great people with all the great comments, appreciate it very much.

  15. looks very tempting for a vegetables

  16. Wow what a tempting and lovely curry... Can't wait to try for chappathi....

  17. Looks so delicious..thanks for sharing Nava! :)

    Happy sunday! :)

  18. Lovely red colour tempting it is....


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