Shahi Saucy Cauliflower

Who says cauliflower could not be prepared as a whole? ~ Shahi Saucy Cauliflower

Whole cauliflower in its sauce

This recipe is an easy to make recipe with all the right and exotic ingredients and makes use of the most commonly available vegetable, the cauliflower which is also under used. The sauce is smooth and creamy and the tender cauliflower just melts in your mouth.

Recipe: (Serving size 4 people)

  • 1 medium size cauliflower
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 2 – 3 cloves of garlic
  • A small piece of ginger, almost the same amount as garlic
  • 2 – 3 cloves
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • Red chili powder as per your taste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup milk or cream
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Salt as per taste
  • 3 tsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Bring a large pot filled with water to boil. Add a good amount of salt in it. Remove all the green stems and leaves from the cauliflower and then immerse it in the boiling water. make sure that the water does not overflow but cover the cauliflower, if not completely but most of it. Cover it with a lid and let it cook. Puree onions in a food processor. Remove it and then puree the tomatoes, ginger, garlic. Heat oil in a non-stick wok like pan and when oil is hot add the cumin seeds. The seeds will cook and brown a little releasing it’s aroma. Now add the cloves and cinnamon stick. In just a minute add the onions and saute until it is almost cooked. Occasionally check on the cauliflower with a fork or knife to make sure it is cooked but not over cooked.

    Whole head of cauliflower

    Now add the puree of tomato, ginger,garlic. Let them all cook nicely, make sure to stir it occasionally until the raw smell goes away and the oil sort of separates on the sides. Now add the spices mentioned and make sure you add less salt because the cauliflower is already cooking in salted water. Add 1/2 the amount of milk/cream and stir well, bring it to a boil. This is your sauce. If you think that cauliflower will not immerse most of itself in this sauce add the remaining milk/cream and bring it to a boil. You can also add a little bit of water if needed.When the cauliflower is cooked, drain the water and place the cauliflower with its head up. Spoon some of the sauce over the cauliflower. Make sure that the cauliflower is almost immersed in this sauce. Cover with a lid and let is cook for another few minutes. Just 30 minutes before serving remove the cauliflower from the pan into a big bowl and pour the sauce over it so that the cauliflower absorbs all the flavors and spices. Garnish with cilantro or parsley. Cut like a cake individual portions using a knife and serve hot with rice or Naan.

    Shahi Saucy Cauliflower

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    12 Responses to Shahi Saucy Cauliflower

    1. Priti says:

      Hi how u doing? Coming here after a while…will try this next ..just today finished the gobhi 🙂

      • 365DaysVeg says:

        Thanks so much Priti. Glad you came here after a long time, but do come often 🙂
        Yea try this recipe, it’s different and tastes really good.

    2. Neena says:

      Awesome pics, awesome totally new recipe!

    3. Arthi says:

      Perfect and delicious. I made this weekend and it was de-li-cious!!!

    4. Riya says:

      Hey Priya will definitely try this.I hate to do the same dish with cauliflower which never tastes good for me since I am not a lover of gobi[When I was a kid, I used to say ‘Plz dont make that tree curry’:-)]but my hubby is 😦

      So will update my experimental results soon!!

    5. Kamalkitchen says:

      Hi there,

      Unique approach for a mundane vegetable..i can never have enough of cauliflower. This is certainly a must try!


    6. Riya says:

      Hi Priya tried your Saucy Cauliflower and it came out so good.Even I liked it so much.Thanks for sharing.

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