Cauliflower Masala Kootu

Cauliflower again! How many times do we get stuck with cauliflower and the same old recipe of cauliflower fry or cauliflower with potatoes or something like that? I used to struggle with it,until  I had this kootu in a thali at a resturant in India.. Since I knew the people at the resturant I had to ask them what are the ingredients in it and they were very glad to help... and indeed it is a very unique recipe and it tastes extremely good with rice& rotis.Now don't get alarmed with Masala in it and think it may be very spicy or heavy... infact anything with saunf in it has to be called Masala..as its part of our garam masala ingredient... but truely this small spice can work wonders in this simple dish! Being addicted to this I had to share it with all my blog friends ofcourse. herez cauliflower masala kootu....

Cauliflower Masala Kootu

1 cauliflower diced into bite size pieces
2 tomatoes  roughly chopped
1 onion  small diced
1/2tsp tumeric powder
4-5green chillies slited
2tbsp coconut grated
1 tsp sambhar powder
1/2 cup cooked and mashed toovar dal
salt to taste
1tsp sugar
Oil 2tsp

for tempering
Ghee 2tsps

Cumin seeds 1tsp
saunf 1/2tsp
cloves 2
cinnamon 1
curry leaves 3-4
corriander leaves for garnish

grind into a thick paste coconut,green chillies and sambhar powder and keep aside.
Heat oil and fry the onions until translucent
next add the tomatoes and cauliflower & tumeric powder and saute until the vegetable is slightly soft.
now add the cooked dal and add some water to adjust the consitency of the gravy and season with salt and sugar. allow it to cook for about 5mins. once the vegetables are fully cooked add the ground coconut mixture. mix everything well and simmer for about 5mins.
Now heat ghee and add the tempering ingredients and pour over the kootu.garnish with corriander.
serve hot with steamed rice or rotis.


  1. Looks delicious. You have a really nice blog.

  2. Wooow!!! B,, KOOTU ROMBHA SUPERO SUPER, i never tried with cauliflower but after seeing ur's sure i will try it will tastes good too..hope u enjoyed this kootu..