Sunday, November 26, 2017

Cauliflower tikka masala

The second dish i made for my thanksgiving theme meal is this yummilicious cauliflower tikka masala. I have been making paneer masala for a quite long itme now, though the recipe is not here in the blog. So, i first thought i would make my favorite paneer tikka masala, but then with cauliflower in season, i have got two beautiful flowers sitting in my refrigerator. 
Didnt want to waste them, so i made this finger-licking gravy and served it with beautifully roasted cauliflower. The roasted florets had a nice crunch and the gravy complimented it so well. 
If you are planning for a simple meal i would definitely recommend this tikka masala. It can be paired with roti and as well as rice. I served it with Lime and sesame seeds rice. The rice had only less spice and it paired so beautifully with this side. Altogether a delicious meal, that got ready in minutes. 
For the dessert i made a simple No Bake Oreo cheesecake, recipe is coming next in my kitchen.

Ingredients
200 grams cauliflower florets
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp salt
a pinch of turmeric powder
1 - 1.5 tsp tsp tandori masala
or
Mix together
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
For the masala
1  onion, roughly chopped
2 tomatoes, roughtly chopped
4-5 cashewnuts
1 green chili, halved
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp coriander powder
2 pinches of garam masala powder
salt to taste

Method
First let us prepare the cauliflower
  • Clean the cauliflower florets, In a bowl, add the florets and pour hot water on top, until the florets are fully submerged. Add turmeric powder to this and let this sit for 8-10 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  • In a small bowl, take oil, tandori masala and salt. Mix well. Take the florets in a baking pan, pour this spice oil on top, and using your hands coat the florets well with this oil.
  • Preheat the oven to 200C and roast the cauliflower for 45-50 minutes or until the top of the florets are nicely browned. Since i was making this for my meal, i removed the florets when they are nicely browned, if you prefer a little charred florets, let it roast for another 10 more minutes.
  • While the florets are roasting. let us prepare the masala. Heat a pan, add a tsp of oil, when it is hot, add onions, green chili, and garlic. Saute until the onion turn translucent. Next add the tomatoes and 1/4 cup of water. Let it cook until the tomatoes turn mushy. Now add all the spice powder, salt and the cashews, and another 1/4 cup of water, let it be on the heat for another 8-10 minutes for the spice powder to blend well.
  • Once done, remove from heat, let it cool for 10 minutes. Now blend the ingredients with 1/2 cup of water. Blend it smooth.
  • Now again, in the same sauce pan in which you sauteed the ingredients, heat another 1 tsp oil, when it is hot, add the blended masala to it. Let it cook until the oil separates on top, about 8-10 minutes, if you feel the gravy is too thick, add 2-3 tbps of water to it. 
  • Remove the gravy from heat, just before serving, add the roasted cauliflower florets on top and serve hot with rice or roti.
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10 comments:

  1. So yummy .. Love that gobi tikka.. Never tasted so far. Must be really yummy..

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  2. Cauliflower tikka masala ! Wow ! Any tikka masala would be so flavourful and this one is no exception . It looks delicious and must have made such a wonderful dish with rice .

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  3. Wow, that is an amazing dish with cauliflower Priya. Looks sooo inviting.

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  4. That is a superb adaptation of paneer tikka masala. Love it.

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  5. Lipsamcking tikka masala. I wish to eat it now.

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  6. That is a droolworthy dish...yum yum

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  7. Such a tempting tikka masala, feel like having this masala with some pulao, drooling here.

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  8. My boys would go crazy for this dish. Love the recipe and that is a great spread!

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  9. so tempting. Cauliflower taste great with rice. Loved it.

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  10. The entire platter - with the rice and gobi looks like a real comfort meal.

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