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Cauliflower Pattani Masala | Cauliflower Peas Dry Curry

Simple and delicious everyday dish made with cauliflower and peas tossed in a tomato based masala. Recipe with video.

  • Total Time: 30m
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



1 teaspoon Indian sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 green chillies, slit
2 dried gundu chillies
3 sprigs curry leaves, finely chopped
1 cup onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
1/4 cup water
500 grams cauliflower
1.5 cups fresh green peas
2 tablespoon coriander leaves, finely chopped


Heat oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds, green chillies, dried chillies, and chopped curry leaves. Let the mustard seeds crackle.

Add in the onions, garlic and the salt. Saute for a few minutes till the onions are golden.

Add in the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and the asafoetida. Saute for a few seconds.

Add in the tomatoes and stir once. Cover the pan with a lid and cook till the tomatoes are mushy. Slightly mash the tomatoes. Add 1/4 cup water and mix well to combine.

Add in the cauliflower and the green peas. Cover the pan and cook for 10- 12 minutes till the florets are tender.

Finish with a generous sprinkling of coriander leaves.

Serve with rice or roti.

  • Author: Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 20m

Keywords: Cauliflower Pattani Masala