Cauliflower Masala ~ Version #2

I know I have been continuously writing about some moves in my life. InShaAllah, we are moving to a new flat in the coming week after Eid. We were not thinking of a move when the kids and I came back from vacation. But then as His plans may have it, HD suddenly found a flat closer to his convenience and finalized the move all of a sudden. I was actually wanting a move, however had resigned to the fact that if we don’t move out of our current apartment, I would be happy with it. So what I initially wanted, Allah has given it to me as of now. I am a bit jittery of getting adjusted to the new surroundings, since the area is quite away from the town and we will need to use a vehicle to move out for every single need. Nevertheless, the one fact that I love about the place is that it is so close to a Masjid, that literally the Azaan – call for prayer – would resonate inside the house five times a day, Alhamdulillah! Our current house also had a mosque close by, but the call was not that loud. So very soon, I leave behind me almost 28 years of my life behind in that apartment – all my childhood, my ups and downs, my highs and lows and a lot of my demons into this brand new place of ours. InShaAllah, I am sincerely hoping that this will be a new start to a lot of new things in my life, though I am not being over expectant. As usual, always reminding myself of the below verse from the Qur’an:

” Man was created of haste. I will show you My signs, so do not impatiently urge Me.”Β 
(Surah Anbiya: 37)

Off to today’s recipe – cauliflower is not a vegetable I like. I wrote – not! But my B likes it. The kids and HD are so-so with it. Since B loves it, whenever I make, I make sure he eat half of the curry and the remaining half is shared between the four of us. Hehe… his favorite is always the manchurian, but somehow I don’t make it that way all the time, especially since I hate the deep frying saga – I guess I have to look for buying an air fryer – pst, yes, it is in the plan of things for the future! πŸ˜‰ Normally, I cook my cauliflower this way, but then wanting a change, I twisted and tweaked a bit and came up with this version. Sometimes you need some variety in the serving, right? πŸ™‚


PST: Just because I am shifting and my kitchen may be inactive for some time doesn’t mean my blog will go hungry… I have cooked enough to ensure that the blog is active enough.. hehe… πŸ™‚



Cauliflower Masala ~ Version #2

Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 medium cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Kasuri methi powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the cauliflower florets in hot water for 15-20 minutes. Drain.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan. Add all the ingredients for the ground masala and saute till soft. You can switch off the flame when you see the onions are all wilted and the tomatoes are mashed.
  • Allow to cool and grind into a smooth paste.
  • In the same saucepan, heat oil. Add the coriander, turmeric and chilli and saute for a couple of minutes till the powders are fried.
  • Add the ground paste and stir well.
  • Add the cauliflower florets and cook on medium-low flame till done.
  • Sprinkle the kasuri methi and garam masala and cook for another couple of minutes.
  • Adjust the salt, switch off. Serve warm with rotis or rice.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves - I didn't because I didn't have it! πŸ™‚

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  1. Delicious cauliflower masala

    1. Thank you so much Beena…

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  2. healthy and yummy masala…

    1. Thank you so much Kurinji…

    1. Thanks a lot Remya…

  3. Lovely cauliflower dish! Best wishes with the move, hope it's everything that you dream it to be!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  4. 28 yrs now every brick knows u but don't worry Rafee lets hope the change is for the good.
    Cauliflower masala looks yum, air fryer hmm I too am eyeing on that, future plan like u said πŸ™‚

    1. I am sincerely hoping so, Meena… Thanks a lot, dear… πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Veena…

  5. All the best for new move, hope this is a better place πŸ™‚ and this cauliflower is really yumm looking πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Aara… πŸ™‚

  6. hope it tasted awesome i love gobhi

    1. Thank you so much Monu…

  7. Yummy yummy cauliflower ..Everything goes well rafee ,dont worry

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

  8. Best wishes to you for the new abode. This recipe of cauliflower is different indeed but sounds delish nevertheless πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Tanuja.. πŸ™‚

  9. I'm with your B, absolutely love cauliflower. Aw, Rafeeda, I wish I would come here more often,your posts are great inspiration. Now I want to go buy cauliflower. Hope this move is blessed one for you all❀️

    1. Thank you so much Tisa…

    1. Thank you so much Sangeetha…

  10. yumm. I always have little ideas to cook cauliflower. this curry looks delicious.

    1. Thank you so much Nammi…

  11. Nice low fat recipe i like the way u have prepared.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

  12. mouth watering recipe….best wishes with your moves rafee sis

    1. Thanks a lot Ree…

  13. Very tempting…………..looks really delicious……. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Remya… πŸ™‚

  14. Best wishes honest cauliflower is not my favorite but this kind of masala taste really good with chapati.. Looks yumm.

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  15. I have been staying in this house for more than 32 years dear…I know staying very long in one place we get so much attached there…The main reason for not shifting is because its a villa with so many other villas in a closed area where children can play outside not being scared of vehicles or strangers.Wishing you all the best for your new stay dear…the cauliflower masala looks yummy πŸ™‚

    1. We were staying in an apartment and still moving into an apartment, hope it will be ok… Thanks a lot Ruxana… πŸ™‚

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