Delicious Cauliflower tomato masala with a secret ingredient
Earlier whenever I cook cauliflower, my hubby used to say that don’t make cauliflower as it does not taste good so I will make it. His signature dish is this cauliflower and green pea curry, which he makes it really good. Then I got a recipe from an old Malayalam magazine Girhalakshmi. I make this cauliflower tomato masala nowadays more often.
Also my friend Suja of Kitchencorner try it asked for the recipe as I was talking to her about this dish during a phone conversation. In the magazine this recipe is given along with other Sadya recipes. I don’t think this not a traditional sadya recipe as earlier days nobody uses cauliflower for Sadya. Nowadays due to availability it is used. I remember one of famous chef was talking in a TV program that from 4 traditional payasam (sweet pudding) recipes, we have evolved a lot and now there more than 50 varieties of it.
If you search for a recipe you will get 10000 variation of it, either calling with same name or with even all the names available in the universe. So that when a poor guy searches for recipe they can catch hold of them with name and making him or her to visit the site even though it has not even a tiniest resemblance of original recipe.
I like this recipe because of its simplicity and use of ingredients; here the star veggies are cauliflower and onion. But it doesn’t have any chili powder as such but only green chili and pepper powder then there is secret ingredient which brings out the flavors to new level that is chicken masala powder and touch of coconut milk. May be I can say this is a vegan chicken masala. As cauliflower takes the place of chicken in vegan recipes, yes it delicious. One thing I found out that cauliflower alone doesn’t have any taste but when it joins with others it has delicious taste. This curry goes well with any kind of bread. Give it a try.
Other cauliflower recipes from this blog
Cauliflower Gajar masala/ Cauliflower carrot stirfry
Cauliflower potato peas curry
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.