Cauliflower Masala

Yesterday it shook. And it shook quite much. There were two shakes in the space of 5 minutes. Most of us at the office didn’t realize the first shake much apart from a very few sensitive ones. But the second one was quite heavy. The office furniture, the false ceilings, the plants all shook for a few seconds. We all just got up and ran downstairs our building. The whole area was under panic. You could see all of them on their mobiles. My HD had felt nothing because he was on the road at that time. The kids did, it shook quite vigorously. My B and D didn’t feel much of it, they say. However, everybody panicked. Another earthquake in the space of a week. As per word of mouth, the tremor was of magnitude of 4. The epicenter was Iran Pak border where there was a huge earthquake of 8.5, you can read more about it here. This area is supposed to be a non-earthquake prone area. However, things are changing now. It’s all in the hands of the Almighty. Alhamdulillah, the quake went in the same speed as it came, but hope there will be no more after effects. This is the first time I am experiencing a quake and it did literally shake me!

Today I will go vegetarian. Cauliflower is one vegetable that is welcomed with open hands by my B. Anything with cauliflower, he is in for it. Sometimes, I feel that this vegetable if not cooked properly can taste really bad. Is it just this vegetable? Seriously, cooking veges is an art, which I seriously need to study!!! 🙂


Cauliflower Masala

Course Vegeterian
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 meduim cauliflower cut into floret
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 2 small tomatoes sliced
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Kashimri chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves/ coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a saucepan and cook onion till transparent.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook till it gets mashed up.
  • Switch off the flame and allow the mixture to cool slightly. Grind into a fine paste.
  • In the same saucepan, add the remaining oil.
  • Add the ginger and garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  • Then add all the masalas and cook till the raw smell of masalas are gone.
  • Add the ground onion-tomato paste and the water, adjust salt and bring to boil.
  • Now add in the cauliflower florets and cook till done.
  • Garnish with curry leaves or coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or chapathis.

Join the Conversation

  1. Read some safety measures to take during earthquake. it is always helpful to have some knowledge Rafeeda. i too have many such experiences in singapore. Take care. Gobhi looks delicious

    1. thank u so much swasthi, yeah i guess i should…

  2. Yup.. u r right.. cooking vegetables is an art 🙂 And my mom too prepares this veggie in a very similar manner to urs 🙂

    1. thank u so much chitz… 🙂

  3. Hugs Rafeeda.. I cam understand your fear coz I too felt the tremors and as a result the fear.. Take care. It brought the memories of past earthquake back…
    Your version of gobhi looks inviting. Would love to make it….

    1. hope we'l all be safe… thank u so much dear…

  4. Gobi looks pretty good Rafeeda. Stay safe!

    1. alhamdulillah we are safe, sal… thanks dear!

  5. Take care Rafeeda and stay safe… Your gobhi looks yummy dear x

    1. thank u so much nilu… 🙂

  6. Hope everyone is doing ok, and the cauliflower masala looks great


    1. thank u navin for checking, everything is good… 🙂

  7. Must try Gobhi dish. Happy to follow you.

    1. thank u so much shella… 🙂

  8. Superb cauliflower side 🙂 looks so inviting

    1. thank u so much priya… 🙂

  9. Hey Rafeeda, Glad to know everyone is safe.
    Cauliflower is my fav too.. anyday..:-) this is looks yum..:-)

    1. thank u so much rekha for your best wishes… 🙂

  10. wow.. mouthwatering.. nice click..:)

    1. thank u so much divya… 🙂

  11. delicious cauliflower gravy,looks yummy.

    1. thank u so much meena…

  12. cauliflower masala looks inviting ….May the Almighty protect us all from such disasters…(aameen)

    1. Summa aameen, ruxana… thank u…

  13. Take care rafee…lovely curry

    1. thank u so much divya…

  14. Can understand your fear dear, thank god that everyone is safe..Its was really scary na..Cauliflower masala is one of my fav curry,love it very much rice or rotis.

    1. thank u so much priyaji… 🙂

  15. healthy inviting masala,yummy!!

    1. thank u so much julie…

  16. Hey Refee glad u r safe.It is a terrible wait until one knows the other family members are also safe.

    1. hey thanks meena… everything is fine by the grace of God… 🙂

  17. You're right, cooking veggies is an art, but looks like you've created a masterpiece. Very good to hear you're ok. Thanks for sharing a bit of life with us. Take care, Rafeeda.

    1. thank u so much tisa… we are all ok here… cooking veges at home is always tricky… 🙂

  18. super side dish looks inviting…

    1. thank u saranya… 🙂

  19. I adore anything with masala, what more with the caulis. Perfect side for rice.

    1. thank u so much nava… 🙂

  20. Glad that you are safe Rafeeda. Hope there won't be anymore tremors.

    The cauliflower masala looks yum by the way.

    1. thank u so much priya… we are all safe…

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