Spiced Cauliflower

Recipe by kusum gupta
READY IN: 35mins




  • Soak cauliflower in about 4 cups salted water for ½ hour.
  • Drain and put several half cuts on the stem side of the cauliflower.
  • Steam it until tender.
  • (You may microwave at high, covered, for about 8 minutes.) Heat the oil in a wide skillet on medium to high heat.
  • Stir fry garlic and onions until translucent.
  • Add crushed ginger, green chilies, coriander, cumin, turmeric, and salt.
  • Stir until the onions are golden brown.
  • Add the remaining spices (except poppy seeds and cashews).
  • Keep on stirring.
  • Add tomatoes and ¼ cup water to cook them.
  • Blend in the yogurt gradually and keep on stirring until the oil is separated.
  • Add crushed cashews and poppy seeds and ¼ cup water.
  • Now add the cauliflower, head down, and coat with masala to let everything cook together for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Place the cauliflower, stump down, in a casserole dish.
  • Coat with all the masala.
  • (Put more cuts in the cauliflower to ensure that all sides are covered with the masala.) Before serving, bake for 15 minutes at 350°F.
  • Garnish with green coriander.
  • You may also decorate with cooked green peas and pan fried potato slices.