Spicy cauliflower masala recipe

Spicy cauliflower masala is a easy and quick to make curry and a perfect accompaniment for rotis or rice.  It is another simple  and delicious cauliflower curry recipe which is a dry subzi.  This subzi can also be used as a stuffing for sandwiches or chapati rolls.

Prep Time : 15 mins

Cook Time : 20 mins

Servings : 4 persons

Total time – 35 mins


Whole cauliflower – 1 (medium-sized)

Tomatoes – 3 (chopped finely)

Onions – 2 (chopped finely)

Coriander powder – 2 teaspoons

Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Cooking oil/Ghee – 3 tablespoons

Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tablespoon

1 string of curry leaves

Few chopped coriander leaves  (for garnishing)

Salt to taste


Wash the cauliflower thoroughly and separate the florets.  Boil the florets in water for 5-6 minutes with salt added to it.  Then drain the water completely and keep the boiled florets aside.

Heat oil in a pan on a medium flame.  Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds  and curry leaves and allow them to splutter. Then add chopped onions and saute  till they become translucent.  Add ginger-garlic paste and stir fry for a minute till the raw smell goes away.

Add chopped tomatoes and cover the pan with a lid and cook on a low flame till the tomatoes become little mushy and soft.  Then add boiled cauliflower florets and mix well.  Close the pan with a lid.  Bring the flame to medium and cook for another 4-5 minutes till florets are well mixed with the onion-tomato mixture.

Once done, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt and mix well.  Saute till the oil separates from the curry.  Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.  Switch off the flame.  Remove them in a serving bowl.

Serve spicy cauliflower curry hot with rotis, rice, bread or even  as a stuffing for dosas or sandwiches.


You can also add green peas or paneer pieces for added flavour.

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