July 5, 2013

Cauliflower Peas Kurma

I prepared this simple yet delicious curry.It was perfect to restaurant style.I tried grating onions and tomato, it was awesome gravy.You dont feel the rawness of the onion.You add little onion ,adding too much spoil the taste of the gravy,

I grinded  poppy seeds and cashew first,so that poppy seeds becomes fine, then added all the other ingredients and ground into smooth paste adding little water.

Serve with any roti or rice of your choice.

Serves : 4
Cooking Time : 30min

  1. Cauliflower- 1nos
  2. Peas-1 cup
  3. Onion - 2 ,grated
  4. Tomato- 1 ,grated
  5. Turmeric pwd-1/4 tsp
  6. Chilli pwd-1/2 tsp
  7. Garam Masala-1/4 tsp
  8. Coriander Pwd-1/4 tsp
  9. Kashmiri Chilli pwd- 1/4 tsp(optional)
  10. Salt as needed
  11. Oil- 2 tbsp
  12. Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp,chopped finely

To Grind
  1. Poppy seeds-1/4 tsp
  2. Cashewnut-4 nos
Grind the poppy seeds and cashew nut  first then add the rest of the ingredients given below and make them as a paste by adding little water.
     3. Green chilly- 1
     4. Garlic-2 pod
     5. Ginger - 1/2 tsp 
     6. Coconut-1 tbsp
Whole Garam Masala
  1.  Cinnamon -1 small stick
  2.  Caradamom - 3 nos
  3.  Clove- 2 nos
  4.  Bayleaf- 2nos
  1. Blanch the cauliflower and peas.
  2. Heat  oil in a kadai,add the whole garam masala ,when it spluters add the grated onion and saute till it turns golden.
  3. Now add the grinded paste and saute in medium flame for 1min.
  4. Add the cauliflower and peas and mix it well and cook for 1min.
  5. Now addthe grated tomato ,salt and all the spice powder and mix it well.Cook in medium flame for 5min.
  6. Then add 1 1/2 cup of water(depending upon the consistency of gravy you want ,u can add more water) and let it boil for 10min ,till the raw smell goes.
  7. Simmer it completely and cook it for 10min.
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. 

Sending this to Susans event  My Legume Love Affair - 61 passed on to Lisa Kitchens hosted by My Diverse Kitchen



  1. Nice kurma for roti's! But how do you grate the tomatoes?! :)

  2. just love this with paratha..

  3. I can see the perfectness. Caulis are so versatile and you have taken it, added with other ingredients and made an inviting dish.

  4. Looks wonderful Meena. Thank you for sharing the recipe :)

  5. Looks so tempting and comforting Meena.perfect for the event.

  6. yummy curry..perfect for roti

  7. Grating onions and tomatoes must have given a nice texture to the kurma. And with that ground paste along with it - really yum Meena!

  8. this indeed looks like restaurant style gravy..i love the addition of poppy seed and cashew , it make the gravy rich and delicious

  9. An easy & delicious recipe.looks inviting.....

  10. a very staple dish at home...great with chapathi.

  11. oh now I know the secret of your delicious looking curry Meena- poppy seeds! I would love to try this, I bet it is delicious :-)

  12. fingerlicking kurma, love to enjoy with some rotis.

  13. Looks delicious ! and thanks for the tips...sure to try out this restaurant style gravy :)

  14. A comfort food!!! :)Have been on ur blog for the first time... It's great!!! Connected u via GFC now... :)

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  15. I love cauliflower and the texture of your kurma is so inviting. Yum! x


  16. A favourite of ours.Thanks for participating in this month's MLLA.

  17. Kurma looks delicious, flavorful and yummy Meena :-)