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Kongunad Cauliflower Kurma / Vegan Cauliflower Curry

  • Author: Kannamma
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6


South Indian Cauliflower kuzhambu / kurma makes an excellent side dish for Idly,Dosa,Chapati,Roti or Rice. Made with coconut, this kuruma / curry is a sure winner.



For the Masala Paste

  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoon roasted gram dal (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 2 dried red chilli
  • 2 medium onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • Half a lime size tamarind
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 cup fresh shredded coconut

For Tempering

  • 1 tablespoon Peanut Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves

Other ingredients

  • 3 cups Cooked Cauliflower florets


  1. Boil the Cauliflower in water until its fork tender and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add in the cumin, roasted gram (pottu kadalai as called in tamil) and the dried red chilli. Let it roast for 15-20 seconds. Add in the curry leaves, onions and salt. Saute in medium flame for a good 7-8 minutes until the onions are slightly brown.
  3. Once the onions are brown, dump all the other ingredients at once. Tomatoes, coconut, tamarind, turmeric and coriander powder. Saute in medium flame for a good 6-7 minutes until the tomatoes are cooked and juiced down. Remove off heat and let it cool slightly.
  4. Grind the mixture to a very very smooth paste.
  5. Take a deep pan and heat a tablespoon of oil until hot. Add in the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and the curry leaves. Let it pop. Now add the ground masala paste. Add upto 2 cups water to thin the gravy. Let it simmer for a couple of minutes.
  6. Add in the cooked Cauliflower and let it simmer for a couple of minutes more.
  7. Remove off heat.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: South Indian