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Cauliflower masala
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Cauliflower masala recipe

Learn how to make easy cauliflower masala, side dish for chapati
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • Cauliflower 1 medium
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 tblsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • Salt as needed
  • 2 pinches Kasoori methi
  • Coriander leaves few


  • Cut the cauliflower into medium-sized florets.
  • Put them in hot water for 10 minutes and drain the water completely.
  • In a pan add oil and add cumin seeds.
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes in medium flame.
  • Add 1 finely chopped onions.
  • Saute till it becomes translucent.
  • You can add salt now to get the onions cooked evenly.
  • Puree 1 big tomato.
  • Add it to the pan. Cook for 2 miutes
  • At this stage, you can add the red chili powder and garam masala. You can add ½ tsp of coriander powder too.
  • Mix everything well and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower florets.
  • I didn’t add any water. I wanted a semi-dry masala.
  • Cover it and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in between.
  • Since we blanched the cauliflower it will get cooked quickly.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Add crushed kasoori methi and mix well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with Chapati or pulao.


1. Instead of pureeing the tomatoes you can chop them finely.
2. Ginger garlic paste is optional but it enhances the taste.
3. You can add some frozen peas to the cauliflower masala.