Spicy Cauliflower Gravy

Here is the recipe for making a Simple Cauliflower Curry with a nice thick gravy. You can have this Cauliflower Masala Gravy with Rotis.

Spicy Cauliflower Masala

Spicy Cauliflower Masala


  1. Cauliflower florets – separated from 1 medium sized cauliflower
  2. Sliced Onions – 1 medium
  3. Chopped Tomatoes – 1 medium
  4. Cinnamon (Patta) – 1″ piece
  5. Cloves (Grambu) – 2
  6. Fennel Seeds (Perum Jeerakam) – 1/2 tsp
  7. Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
  8. Chicken Masala Powder – 2 tbsp
  9. Chilly Powder – 2 tsp (alter according to your spice tolerance)
  10. Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp
  11. Salt – to taste
  12. Water – 1 cup
  13. Oil – 2 tbsp

Preparation Method

  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a non stick pan. Saute cinnamon, cloves, and fennel seeds for 2 minutes.
  2. Add onions and saute till the onions are translucent.
  3. Throw in the chopped tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes are cooked thoroughly.
  4. Add 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, 2 tbsp chicken masala powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 2 tsp chilly powder and 1 tbsp coriander powder. Saute for a few minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool.
  6. Meanwhile, clean the cauliflower florets by soaking it in warm water mixed for around 5 minutes. Wash and drain the water and keep the florets aside.
  7. Grind the onion tomato mixture to a coarse paste.
  8. Heat a pan and transfer the onion tomato paste to the pan along with 1 cup water and salt to taste.
  9. Add the cauliflower florets and saute for 5 minutes so that the spice masala gravy gets coated on the florets.
  10. Cover and cook on medium heat for around 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  11. When the cauliflower pieces are cooked, open the pan and saute for a few more minutes so that the gravy becomes thick.
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