Cauliflower Masala/Gobi Masala - No tomato Version

Coming to day 2 recipe for the blogging marathon#62,themed under no tomato gravy is a rich and creamy cauliflower aka gobi masala.
As my family loves cauliflower,so it appears in my kitchen frequently in some form.I tried this cauliflower curry without tomato and used yogurt and cashews paste.The result was such an awesome and creamy curry.
The chilly powder I used was bit spicy so the curry was in the spicier side so squeezed some lemon juice in the end.So adjust the spice level according to your family preference.Lets move on to the recipe.........

                                          Cauliflower Masala/Gobi Masala

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 30 minutes
   Serves ~ 3(generously)


Cauliflower florets
2.5 cups
Onion(very finely chopped)
2 medium size
Ginger&garlic paste
1.5 tbs
Green chilly/pacha milagai
2-3 (slit into 2)
Turmeric powder/manjal podi
1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder/milagai podi
1 tsp
Coriander powder/dhaniya podi
2 tsp
Garam Masala powder
1/4 tsp
1/4 cup
Cumin seeds/jeeragam
1/4 tsp
1.5 tsp
Coriander leaves(finely chopped)
1 tbs
2-3 tbs
2-2.5 tbs
Lemon juice1 tsp(if needed)

  • Put the cauliflower florets in a boiling water along with 1/2 tsp of salt and pinch of turmeric powder.Cover it with lid and let it be for 3-4 minutes.Drain the water and keep the blanched cauliflowers.Grind the cashews to a fine paste by adding the milk and set it aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and crackle the cumin seeds.Add the chopped onion and green chillies along with a pinch of salt and saute till the onion becomes golden.Add in the ginger&garlic paste and fry it for couple of minutes or the raw smell goes away.Now add in the red chilly powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder and salt.Fry it for a minute.

  • Add the yogurt and mix it well,cook it till the oil separates.At this stage add around a cup of water and allow it to boil in a medium flame.

  • Now add the blanched cauliflower florets  and cook it for few minutes.Add in the cashew paste and mix it well.Let it cook for couple of minutes.

  • Now sprinkle the garam masala powder and coriander leaves.Mix it well and put off the flame.

  • Serve it along with naan,phulka or roti.

  • Chop the onion very finely to get a nice creamy texture.
  • Use thick and fresh yogurt.
  • After adding cashew paste mix it well to prevent sticking to the bottom. 


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Must have tasted yummy with paranta for sure.

The gobi curry sounds delicious with that yummy and creamy base.

Cauliflower gravy is the only cauliflower dish that is cooked very often in my kitchen. Will try this no tomatoes version very soon.

I usually use up cauliflower in kurmas and stews. No tomatoes there either. This gravy looks very delicious and I am sure it would be a hit with roti/rice.

Wow, this masala looks super delicious though you havent used tomatoes there, lipsmacking here.

I have never cooked cauliflower with gravy.This dish looks wonderful and I am going to try it.

We too have cauliflower day in and day out. So this one is a welcome will try.

Cashews must have rendered richness to the gravy. It looks so inviting..

The gravy is definitely creamier than the tomato version. Love it.

I always use cauliflower for dry dishes, this dish looks delicious, I'm going to try this.

Looks wonderful and a very welcome change from our regular gravy!

Yummy looking cauliflower curry. Yogurt sure makes a great alternate to tomatoes.

Gobi masala looks lovely, drooling over here

Gobi Masala without tomato sounds fantastic Nalini..won't mind bookmarking it right away

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