Chettinad Cauliflower Masala Recipe

After trying Chettinad style mushroom masala now graduated to making the same style with cauliflower!

Red chillies – 3 or 4 in number
Coriander Seeds – 4 spoons
Black Pepper – 3 or 4 in number
jeeragam – 1/2 spoon
Sombu – 1/2 spoon
Kasa Kasa – 2 spoons
Krambu – 1
Elachi – 1
Patta – 2/3
Pottukadala – 1 spoon
Small Onion – 3/4
Bay Leaf – 1 leaf
Currey leaves
Coriander leaves


Cut cauliflower and boil with water in a vessel to remove any insects if any.

Dry roast kasakasa, jeeragam, sombu, krambu, elachi, pepper, coriander seeds, red chillies, onion and then grated coconut in the order. After roasting grind them all together.

In a pan heat oil and then put the cauliflower and make sure each piece has a coat of oil. Add turmeric powder and required amount of salt. Add little water and allow to boil for some time.
After 2-3mins add the grinded mixture. Add little more water and allow to boil. Heat the contents till the water dries up.

Now the dish is ready to be served with rotis/chappatis.


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