Cauliflower or Gobi Kurma or Salan

Cauliflower is one of the vegetable being used in our regular diet. Also it has impressive array of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other phyto-chemicals.Lets see how to make kurma or Salan with the cauliflower which will be best combinations with Chappathi (wheat bread), Naan, Roti, Poori, Dosa and Rice cake(Idli).


Cauliflower - 1
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Garlic - 4 pods
Ginger - ½ inch
Green chili - 4
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Cinnamon sticks - 1 inch
Fennel seeds- 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Bay leaf - 2
Chili powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Grated coconut - 3 tsp
Poppy seeds - ½ tsp
Cashew nuts - 6
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt for taste
Oil for seasoning.


Soak poppy seeds and cashew for 10 minutes.
Cut the cauliflower florets and cook in a vessel for 10 minutes along with little salt. Do not pressure cook.
Add green chili, garlic , ginger and curry leaves in a jar and make it to smooth paste.

Heat a pan and add 2 to 3 tsp of oil. Once oil hot add fennel seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon sticks, bay leaf and fry it.

Once it become golden in color add the garlic, ginger, green chili paste and stir it until the raw smell goes out.

Now add the chopped onion and fry it until it become translucent.
Add the chopped tomato and stir it until it gets mushy.
Add the cooked cauliflower florets, chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and stir it.

Add enough water and bring it to boil for 4 to 5 minutes in a medium flame.

Finally add the ground poppy seeds, coconut and cashew nuts paste and stir it. Cook for another 4 minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Now the tasty Cauliflower Kurma is ready to serve.
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