Thursday, April 14, 2016

Cauliflower Curry : a slightly modified Madhur Jaffrey Recipe

A few months back I was flipping through the channels when I came across a familiar face, in a not so familiar stage.  It was a movie called Today's Special, and it featured Madhur Jaffrey as the mother of the lead actor in the movie. She was so cute ! I mean I have seen her cooking shows but never saw her acting chops.

Anyway  for this weeks theme at IHCC was to cook any dish by Madhur Jaffrey. I wanted to cook something that had cauliflower as I had lovely fresh cauliflower in my fridge. So I googled and found this recipe  which was from her book  : An invitation to Indian Cooking.  The only adaptation I had was I ran out of ground coriander so I used just 1 tsp instead of 2  and used ground red chilli powder and left the green chilli out in case it got too spicy for the boys.

Recipe: Cauliflower Curry adapted recipe of Madhur Jaffrey's Cauliflower with onion and tomato recipe from Scott's Favorites.

300g cauliflower, cut into bite size  florets
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, 
1/2" ginger ,sliced
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp tumeric
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
juice of 1/2 a lime 
salt to taste
1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped.
1/3 cup water

Place your onion, garlic and ginger in a blender with a few tablespoons of water and blend to a paste.( make sure you wash it well later before making any smoothies or juice, don't want oniony smelling drinks do we)

Heat oil, add the paste and fry for a few minutes,  then add  tomatoes, coriander leaves and the spices.  In the recipe, I was add just a tablespoon of water, but I was afraid it might catch and burn so added about 1/3 of cup of water. 

Then added the cauliflower, mixed well , covered and let it simmer for about 8- 10 minutes till the cauliflower is tender. 

Taste add salt and finally squeeze in some lime juice and then serve as a side with rice. 

linking this to IHCC's theme for this week to cook something for this months featured chef ; Madhur  Jaffrey.


  1. I have cauliflower in the fridge too. Since we are in the curry mode, I'll give this recipe a spin. Thanks for bring this dish to us!

  2. I would probably cut down on the chili amount too, as we like it more in the medium range. Sounds good!

  3. I'm always looking for new cauliflower recipes. This one looks spicy and delicious!

  4. Cauliflower is one of my favourites, and this dish sounds like one I would enjoy very much!

  5. My all time favorite subji.. Awesome share

  6. Today's Special is such a cute movie! This curry sounds fabulous, love the spices. ;-)

  7. Guess I need to buy some cauliflower. This looks so good.

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