Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Potato Cauliflower Semi gravy

This is a simple and healthy dish which goes very well with Chapathi. And very quick too. Because the ingredients added in this dish wont take much time to cook. Potatoes might take 5 mins and cauliflower just 3 mins to cook. So this can come under 30 mins meals. we like these 2 vegetables and i make this very often. so just sharing this recipe, so that you can enjoy this dish as well.

Here comes the recipe..

You will need:

  • 2 red onion or 1 big yellow onion
  • 1 tomato or 3 tbsp canned crushed tomatoes
  • 10 fingerling potatoes.. You can use 2 regular potatoes
  • half of one big cauliflower( cut into small florets)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • salt for taste
For tempering:
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp channa dal
  • 1 red chilli
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp oil

Step 1:

Heat a non stick pan and add some oil. When the oil is hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, channa dal, red chillies, curry leaves and the urad dal one after other.

Step 2:

Add chopped onions and saute it for 3 mins in high flame till it become light brown color. Now add the potato, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, pepper, garam masala powder and close the lid for 2 mins. Add the tomato paste at this time. Now add ½ cup of water along with salt and cover it with a lid for 3 more mins till the potato is half cooked.

Step 3:

Now add the chopped cauliflower and cook it till its full cooked. It will take less than 5 mins. You can add water if it started sticking at the bottom of the pan. To get semi gravy form, you have to allow the water to evaporate by not closing the lid.

Yummy potato cauliflower gravy is ready to serve. Serve with chapathi


Chandu said...


When should we add the mentioned tomatoes in this recipe??????

Vijitha said...

Chandu.. I have updated the recipe.. Thanks for pointing it out..

Chandu said...


Thank you for this gr8 recipe. It came out really well. We were looking for something which would taste a bit different. This was really good....

Vijitha said...

Thanks Chandu for trying this recipe..

Mrs.Divya said...

Hi, Ur blog is useful to me.I tried Potato Cauliflower semi gravy and it was nice. Crushed Tomato and red chilli makes it taste different. Good work Vijitha Mam!

Sue said...

Can't seem to find one anywhere. had a good one at an resturant in Duncan called the Royal Dar but all the recipes online look more influenced by chinese cooking. There recipe is much more East Indian.