Cauliflower Kurma


Kurma is a dish consist of meat/vegetables braised in a spiced sauce made with yogurt, cream, nut or seed paste.Usually in vegetable kurma different vegetables and paneer/nuts are used. Here coconut is used as the spice base and a single vegetable is used.This dish goes well with Kerala delicacies like Appam,Idiyappam and chapathi also.


  • Cauliflower – 1 small, cut into small florets
  • Cumin seeds – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Ginger – 1.5 teaspoon, minced
  • Onion – 2
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chilly powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 1.5 teaspoon
  • Tomato – 1, finely chopped
  • Green chilies – 2, slit
  • Garam masala powder – 3/4 teaspoon

To Grind

  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Cashews – 5, soaked in hot water for 15 minutes
  • Poppy seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp


  1. Grind coconut along with cashews, poppy seeds and fennel seeds to a fine paste adding little water. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, splutter cumin seeds and then add ginger, onion and little salt. Saute for a few minutes until onion turns transparent.
  3. Add turmeric, chilly and coriander powder. Saute for a minute and add chopped cauliflower pieces , tomato pieces and slit green chilies. Add salt to taste. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add 1 cup of hot water. Mix well, cover and cook until cauliflower pieces are tender.
  5. Add ground coconut paste and cook for 5 minutes. Add garam masala powder, chopped cilantro. Mix well. Switch off when gravy is thick.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. beena.stephy says:

    Looks so yummy Kurma

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anu Yalo says:

      Thank you 🙂


  2. victoria says:

    I love the flavor the mix of all the spices perfect


    1. Anu Yalo says:

      Thank you 🙂


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