Cauliflower / Gobi Kondattam


1 cauliflower ( 1/2 kg) , cut into small florets
1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp + 1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 1/2 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
1 tsp garlic, finely chopped
1 big onion, cut into cubes
1 capsicum, cut into cubes
1- 1 1/ 2 tsp chilli sauce
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tbsp crushed red chilli & kondattam mulaku / 2 dried salted curd chilli (thairu mulaku)
salt to taste
2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
oil, as required


  1. Boil water in a pan adding little salt and 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder. Add the cauliflower florets into this hot water and keep for 10 minutes and then drain the water.
  2. In a bowl, add the cauliflower, 1 tbsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp garam masala, ginger-garlic paste, cornflour and salt and mix well till coated. Add little water if required.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the marinated cauliflower till golden brown and keep it aside.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp of oil ( use oil used for frying cauliflower) in a thick bottomed pan and add finely chopped garlic and ginger and saute.
  5. Add chopped onion cubes and saute till soft.
  6. Add coriander powder, 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and mix well.
  7. Add chopped capsicum and saute for a minute.
  8. Add red chilli sauce, tomato sauce and soy sauce and mix well for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Add crushed red chilli flakes and kondattam mulaku ( dried salted curd chilli) and mix well till the raw smell goes.
  10. Then add fried cauliflower and mix well till combined. Adjust the salt and garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *