Dec 19, 2009

Dahiwale Cauliflower

I was so bored with what to make with Cauliflower. I got browsing and found this recipe for Gobi Kastoori from Indian Relish website and thought I should try it. I used the recipe as a base but modified it and added my own masala to it. The original calls for a garam masala with cinnamon and bay leaves and all that. But I made a different masala with other spices. It turned out great and I think I will be making this again in the future.

This serves as a tangy and wonderful side dish for rotis or parathas. My husband especially loved the tanginess of this from the yogurt base.

Cut Cauliflower into small florets.

In a mixing bowl, add about 1/2 cup of fresh yogurt. Add 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder, 1 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder and another 1 tsp of jeera-dhaniya powder.


Mix well till all combined.


You will need to get a smooth paste without any lumps.


Now, add the gobhi pieces in here and mix well.


Let this marinate for about an hour.


Chop up some ginger, garlic and green chillies roughly.


Make a fresh paste out of the chopped GGG.


In another pan, dry roast these spices till golden brown. About 1/2 cup of dhaniya, a few black peppers, 1 tsp of Ajwain, 1/2 tsp of methi seeds, 3-4 red chillies and 1 tbsp of Jeera.


Dry roast these and move to a mixie to grind.


Grind up the spices coarsely. This should not be too fine. Does this not look gorgeous?


In a wide pan, add 1 tbsp of oil. Add the GGG paste in here and fry for a min.


Then, add chopped onions and saute till they turn pink.


Add chopped tomatoes - about 2 -3 small ones. Cook for a couple of mins.


Now, add the marinated cauliflower along with the yogurt paste in here. Mix well. Add salt to taste. Let this cook for a couple of mins.


Now, add the ground spices in here and mix well.


Cover and let cook in simmer for about 10 mins. Add a little bit of water if its too thick. Don't add too much water and make it too thin - that will just wipe out a lot of flavor.


When cooked well, switch off the stove and add chopped cilantro on top.


Serve hot with Parathas or Rotis.


Enjoy! Peace Out!


  1. That DOES look good...must try it for a nice change from the usual Gobi recipes!

    the spice who loved me

  2. Nice to come back and see this recipe! Another I'm sure to try :)

  3. That looks so tempting! How delicious :)

  4. Delicious and a diffeerent dish. Yummy with chappathis

  5. Wow...Even I am book marking it..The picture are nicely taken..dear

  6. Cauliflower in curd gravy, sounds interesting!

  7. Very neat step by step preaentation. Looks very tasty.

  8. i'm also getting bored of the usual aloo gobhi stuff..this looks so delicious

  9. Delicious dish, very different and prefect side dish for rotis..

  10. Havent tried dahi and cauliflower combo. Sounds great with the rotis.

  11. Sounds nice and simple enough to make without breaking into a sweat!!

  12. seems amazing as always, i think m ur biggest fan , bcz i keep on hooked 2 ur website all d time,every dish tht i try cums out really well,instruction r pretty gud,i would request if u cud post recipe of rajma n chhole.

  13. Heyy..I'm new to your blog(both varsha n I),newly wed too!i gave this a try..I used tomato puree instead.It came out really well...But the amt of salt n spice for every dish is somethin that never registers in my head...Hope i get a hang of it soon....Hopin to try every dish of yours....Cheers!

  14. Thanks Ramya. I just emailed Varsha and she told me about her other newly wed friend - nice to see you!

    Thank you very much for trying it out. Add less salt - you can always add more later if you want it. You'll get the hang of it very soon - I can never measure - its all kan alavu for me - and another quick tip - don't add salt in the middle of a dish - always sprinkle it all around the pan. I think that always tastes better.

  15. Heyyy...ya...nandri palar :)as u said ...kan alavula poadarathukku it will take some more time for us.N thanks for the tip...!Will keep in mind :)Today I'm making "maavu kozhakkattai"...aadi vellikezhamai! Hopefully it comes out well..!
    N ya...Wanted to ask u about another dish..Karnataka side la "akki roti" nnu onnu pannuvaa...Have u tried that?

  16. Hey Ramya - I haven't made akki roti in many years - but did a few times long long back. Will do it sometime soon and post it on the blog.

    Good luck on the maavu kozhukati! Enjoy!

  17. Heyyy....
    I made this for lunch today!!! It came out really well...Thanks a ton!Planning to try all recipes in your blog one by one!!

  18. Thanks dear.....!!! Maavu kozhakattai to an extent nanna vandudhu....The shape was good,But the inside poornam konjam gatti aayiduthu! :)


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