Cauliflower Poriyal/Cauliflower Masala Curry

Cauliflower Poriyal/Cauliflower Masala Curry

Shriya :  “Arthi is one of my best friends and wow, can she cook? The first time I visited her when she moved to the US, she had made dozens of incredible variety of Indian dishes and I ate until my tummy was about to burst.

Arthi is passionate about cooking and has gracefully accepted to share her wonderful recipes here with us. Please welcome her in her first SpicyTasty recipe!”

Cauliflower poriyal

I am happy to join hands with my friends to write my recipes in  SpicyTasty and my special thanks to them for that. Here is my first recipe, Cauliflower Masala Curry. My mom used to make this and I love this.

Preparation time: 35 minutes
No of Servings: 4-5
Spice level: 4 out of 5


  • Cauliflower – 1 (small size)
  • Onion – 1 chopped finely
  • Tomato – 1 chopped
  • Cinnamon stick – 1/2″
  • Cloves – 2
  • Cumin seeds – 1tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1tbsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Coriander leaves – 3 or 4 strings
  • Oil – 2tsp

Masala to Grind:

  • Coconut – 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds – 2tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1tsp
  • Green chilli – 1

Method of Preparation:

  1. Separate cauliflower into small pieces.
  2. Immerse the cauliflower florets in hot water with some salt.
  3. Grind the masala to paste and mix it with the drained florets and keep it aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan add cinnamon sticks, cloves, cumin seeds and chopped onions.
  5. Fry them till it becomes translucent and add ginger garlic paste and toss it for 2 minutes.
  6. Then add the chopped tomatoes followed by  salt and cook them till they are smashed.
  7. Now add the florets mixed with ground paste and add the red chilli powder.
  8. Fry till they become soft and add the coriander leaves.

Cauliflower masala fry

Cauliflower Masala Curry will be tastier than the usual way we make the cauliflower curry.  I tried it and it came out real good.  My husband and all my friends liked it. This curry can be taken as a side with rice or can be served with chapathi.

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12 Responses to Cauliflower Poriyal/Cauliflower Masala Curry

  1. Happy Cook February 27, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    That looks super super yumm.

  2. arthi March 9, 2010 at 10:24 am #

    Thanks Happy Cook for dropping your comments.

  3. Vetri April 27, 2010 at 11:51 pm #

    I tried this recipe, it turned out good. Just people need to be a little conservative about the chilli powder

  4. arthi May 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    Vetri, Thanks for trying it passing your valuable comments.

  5. thahira July 24, 2010 at 2:19 am #

    iam going to try this recipe but i am sure it tstes good

    • arthi February 10, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

      Thank you!!

  6. Pari May 20, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    I tried this recipe ,it came so good that my husband told supppppppppppperrrr…!

    • arthi September 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

      Thank you Pari!!

  7. Lakshmi March 21, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    Madam i am a pure vegeterian and i don want to use chicken masala and vinegar please tell me a substitute

    • arthi September 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

      If it is a vegetarian recipe, chicken masala will be usually optional. You can leave it. There is no proper substitute for vinegar.

  8. shalima January 2, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    i’ll surely try this…

  9. biju p george April 17, 2013 at 4:28 am #

    very good very tasty

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