Cauliflower Masala


  • Cauliflower - 1/2 of the flower
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato - 1
  • Channa dal - 3 tspn
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tspn
  • Curry powder - 1 tspn
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tspn
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn
  • Fennel seeds & curry leaves for seasoning

health tip

Cauliflower and other vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and kale contain compounds that may help prevent cancer. Sulfur-Containing Phytonutrients in cauliflower promote liver detoxification. It is rich in Vitamin C, K and folate. Spicing cauliflower with turmeric helps promote men's health. Channa dal adds protein to this dish.

Cauliflower Masala


  1. Soak the channa dal in water for 30 minutes.
  2. Dice the onions & tomatoes. Cut the cauliflower into florets & soak them in warm salted water.
  3. Heat some oil in a pan & season it with fennel seeds & curry leaves.
  4. Saute the ginger garlic paste, onion & tomato. Add turmeric powder, salt, curry powder, chilli powder & drained channa dal. Saute them till the oil separates.
  5. Adding split gram dal(pottukadalai) powder at the final stage will absorb extra moisture & make the cauliflower nice & dry.

  6. When the oil separates, drain & add the cauliflower. Cover the pan with a lid & cook till the florets are 3/4th done. Sprinkle water if needed. Open the lid & let the masala dry out. Garnish it with coriander leaves.

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