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Friday, August 24, 2012

Cauliflower Kurma | Side dish for Chappathi

Today's recipe is Cauliflower Kurma. It is prepared in Chettinad style and it can be served  as a side dish to chappathi. 

Cauliflower Kurma for Chappathi

Recipe Source: Chettinad Recipes

What are the ingredients needed?

Cauliflower, 1 small
Medium size Tomatoes (chopped), 2 nos
Oil, 2 Tbs
Fennel seeds, 1 tsp
Salt, to taste
Turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp
Water, as needed
Cilantro, to garnish

To grind together

Grated coconut, 1/4 cup
Chopped Onion, 1 no.
Cashew nuts, 10 nos
Roasted Bengal gram (pottu kadalai), 1 Tbs
Poppy seeds, 1 tsp
Cardamom, 3 nos
Cloves, 3 nos
Cinnamon, 1 small piece
Garlic, 3 cloves
Green chillies, 2 nos
Red chillies, 2 nos
Coriander seeds, 1 tsp

Cauliflower Kurma , side dish for chappathi

How it is made?
  1. Chop cauliflower into small florets and cook them for about 3-4 minutes till they are half done.
  2. Grind together the ingredients listed under to grind together.
  3. Heat the oil in the skillet, add fennel seeds, once they sputter add chopped tomatoes and cook till they turn mushy.
  4. Then add turmeric powder, ground paste and cook till the raw smell is gone. Then add cauliflower, mix well. 
  5. Add water to get the desired consistency, add required salt and let it simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat, garnish with cilantro.
  7. Ready to be served with chappathi.

Side dish for chappathi, cauliflower recipes


  1. I love cauliflower kurma with rotis..wonderful flavours....

  2. Delicious Kurma..would love it with puris too.

  3. Tempting kurma,perfect with rotis.

  4. yummy n delicious luking kurma....

  5. lovely preparation divya.. cauliflower suits with all kind of gravies :)

  6. Love cauliflower korma... Looks delish...

  7. Super tempting Kuruma..I especially love the flavor of cauliflower..

  8. I've never had cauliflower in gravy. Nice kurma

  9. this looks so good...otherwise i am choosy about my cauliflower based curries

  10. Kurma looks inviting and flavourful, Divya.

  11. Yum! I do not use too much of poppy seeds. But the gravy with it as an ingredient is really tasty.

  12. Rich looking super flavourful kurma, excellent pair for rotis.

  13. Cauliflower kurma looks yumm. Love to try your version.

  14. chumma gummunu erruku Divya... i am coming home... :D

  15. wow delicious and yummy kurma...

  16. looks very delicious...missing an ingredient otherwise I would try tomorrow..I've got some cauliflower in my fridge :)

  17. Mmmmm...yum! I love cauliflower and this looks like a delicious way to enjoy it!

  18. Delicious and goes well with roti.

  19. looks delicious & mouthwatering!

  20. Looking at the list of ingredients I can almost smell the delicious kurma... bookmarked... have to try this.

  21. Wow Divya this has come out so well, I love the curry colour! Am sure goes well with rotis and rice!

  22. More than the curry, the chapati looks super soft. Nice clicks.

  23. Lovely presentation and kurma sounds yum!


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