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Cauliflower Kootu !

Cauliflower is the favourite of many.Having a unique flavour of it’s own,this vegetable is low in fat ,low in carbs,yet high in fibre and vitamin C. I love cauliflower and always experiment it with various combos.This one is a simple, nutrition-packed recipe.Try out as a side dish for Rice,Chapathi or Roti.


1 medium sized cauliflower,cleaned,washed and cut into 3/4 inch pieces
1/2 cup green gram dal/cherupayar parippu
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 sprig curry leaves
salt,oil,water as required

To grind

1 cup grated coconut
1 tsp cumin seeds
2-3 green chillies (depends on your tolerance level)

To temper

1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 red chillies


Pressure cook the green gram dal adding pinch of turmeric powder and 1/4 cup water.2 -3 whistles will do.Let it release the pressure .Keep it aside.In a pot,cook the chopped cauliflower adding turmeric powder,bay leaf and 1/2 cup water.Add salt when half-done.Reduce the heat and add the cooked dal to this.Let it simmer.Meanwhile grind the grated coconut,green chillies and cumin seeds to a fine paste adding little water.Now pour this paste to the cauliflower-dal mixture.Check salt and simmer for another 5 minutes.Now switch off the stove and  add curry leaves.Heat oil in a small skillet and splutter mustard seeds and dry chillies.Pour it over the kootu.Serve with Rice/Chapathi/Roti.


23 comments on “Cauliflower Kootu !

  1. julie
    October 7, 2011

    yummy kootu curry..looks delicious !!


  2. Luvly and yumm Cauliflower kootu luks inviting!!.


  3. Sobha Shyam
    October 7, 2011

    super delicious kootu, i should try this soon, wonderful gobi recipe..


  4. Kalyani's Platter
    October 8, 2011

    delicious kootu curry ….. nice recipe … glad to follow u ……


  5. Krithi's Kitchen
    October 8, 2011

    Simple and hearty… wonderfully done…
    Krithi's Kitchen
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  6. Crumpled Chillies
    October 8, 2011

    such a new recipe to me! 🙂
    i have some gujju recipes at my blog, if you wish to check them out!


  7. anilkurup
    October 8, 2011

    Tell me, do you have a well equipped kitchen lab and research wing, from where that you churn out these amazing unending recipes?


  8. Roshan
    October 8, 2011

    i like the addition of bay leaves in this kootu recipe…yummy

    do participate in the Sunday Special event at my blog


  9. Reva
    October 8, 2011

    Kootu looks so delicious.. I love the angle of the first pic… not the usual one for food pics..:)
    Well done girl..Awesome..


  10. test
    October 8, 2011

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  11. Insignia
    October 8, 2011

    Yumm yumm..I knew to make caulflower fry and then add it to pulav. Never knew we could make kootu 🙂


  12. sangee vijay
    October 8, 2011

    Wow…sounds so yummy n inviting…never tried kootu with gobi,lovely preparation..,liked it !!!


  13. Jay
    October 8, 2011

    just love this spicy n flavorful kootu..:P
    Tasty Appetite


  14. Umm Mymoonah
    October 8, 2011

    Gosh! Such a lovely picture, yummy kootu. Happy to follow you 🙂


  15. Vardhini
    October 9, 2011

    Yummy and easy. Perfect.

    Event: Halloween Fiesta


  16. Roshu
    October 9, 2011

    inviting and yummy recipe


  17. Shaheen
    October 9, 2011

    I've never heard of this dish, so have to thank you for sharing it. I am always on the look out for new caulilflower recipes.


  18. Raji
    October 10, 2011

    What a wonderful looking kootu..though we love cauliflower but I have never made kootu with it..fantastic recipe.


  19. Tina
    October 10, 2011

    hi dear…koottu curry looks yummy….following uuuuuu..


  20. looks superb !!!


  21. Pushpa
    October 11, 2011

    Kootu looks fresh and delicious.


  22. Pranati Nath
    October 12, 2011

    Hi, First time to you blog and you have a very lovely space here.happy to follow you..do visit my space when u find time… http://pran-oriya-recipies.blogspot.com/


  23. Akila
    October 14, 2011

    its a really new dish to me… love it..
    Dish Name Starts With K


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