Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dahiwalli Gobi - Cauliflower In Spiced Yoghurt Gravy

A north Indian style of preparation of cauliflower in spiced yogurt gravy. Will go well with Chapati /Roti / tortilla.


1 big - Cauliflower, cut into medium size florets
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 tsp - Coriander powder
1 tsp - Jeera / Cumin powder
1/2 tsp - Red chili powder
1 cup - Thick & sour yogurt / Curds
Salt to taste

Grind to a smooth paste

2 medium size - Onion
2''piece - Ginger
8 big flakes - Garlic
3 to 4 - Whole dry red chili
1'' piece - Cinnamon
4 - Cloves
1 - Cardamom
1 tbsp - Poppy seeds, soaked in water for 1/2 hr


1/2 cup - Coriander leaves, chopped


1 ) To clean cauliflower well - Take enough water to soak cauliflower in an utensil, add 1 tsp turmeric powder into the water. Add cauliflower to it and keep it soaked for 15 to 20 minutes. Then wash well with plenty of water.

2 ) Grind the ingredients listed to be ground to a paste well. Heat a kadai or a wok with 4 tbsp of oil, add the ground paste into the kadai and fry on medium heat till the raw smell goes and till the oil starts separating. This will take a while, let the ingredients get cooked well and get lightly browned.

3 ) Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, chili powder and salt to taste. Stir and fry the powders well. Then add cauliflower florets and saute lightly.

4 ) Add yogurt / curds, stir in well. Close with a lid and cook the cauliflower on low heat till the cauliflower turns tender. Now open the lid and dry off excess liquid gravy on high heat, stirring the cauliflower in between. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve.

Serve with chapati /roti / tortilla.

Note - The dish is more reddish in color, since i used more than suggested chili powder in the recipe.


Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

that looks wonderful... I am sure it was tangy and spicy and yummy!

Chitra said...

Looks spicy & hot ,..

Anonymous said...

Wow...looks spicy and yummy :)

Tina said...

Nice and colourful...

Gulmohar said...

That looks yummy :-)

Mallika said...

Lovely recipe. Bookmarked to try!

Nostalgia said...

Thank you for visiting Collaborative curry.. We are happy you stopped by. Your spiced gobi looks scrumptious

Nags said...

this is the consistency i love in curries!

Supriya Nair said...

Hi Pravs...this is a lip-smacking side veggie dish...the paste does add a different taste and aroma to the cauliflower. I luv cauliflower..thanks fro sharing thsi amazing dish.

Pravs said...

Supriya : Yes, the masala paste makes all the difference and the aroma when the masala paste is fried, is too good :)

Divya said...

Hi. I've been looking for a gravy recipe for cauliflower and I really loved the recipe you've posted. Are the poppy seeds really compulsary in the paste? Anything I could use to substitute it with? Thanks!

Pravs said...

Divya : poppy seeds will give a good gravy base with subtle taste. May be you could do without poppy seed. Hope you try and please let me know the results :)