Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Cauliflower Tikka Masala

One of lipsmacking lovely recipe which I have cooked more then twice for my family is this cauliflower Tikka Masala  it's so good that i simply loved preparing it for my family . You can replace cauliflower with any veg of your choice or use even Paneer . Thanks Sudha Rao akka for inspiring me to cook this beautiful dish .

Recipe Credit : Kerala Recipes 

1 cauliflower cut into Med size florets

For Marinade
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp tandoori masala powder
4 tbsp thick yogurt
juice of half a lemon
2 tsp oil
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
3 tomatoes pureed
1 onion finely chopped
2 slit green chilli
6-8 cashews ground it a fine paste
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
3 cloves
2 green cardamom
1 " cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp kashmiri red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 cup fresh cream
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp butter or oil
salt to taste
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves


  • Marinate the florets with the ingredients mentioned under marinade for 30 min and then take a non stick pan add oil and fry on a med flame till all the masala dries up and your florets are cooked then keep aside OR you can grill the florets but I have pan roasted this .
  • Heat oil or butter in a pan add fennel seeds, cloves,cardamom,cinnamon, bay leaf and fry for few seconds .
  • Then add green chilli, onion and fry till brown
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell disappears and then add tomato puree,all the spice powder and fry till the oil leaves the sides of the pan
  • Add the cashew paste and fry for a min and then add grilled florets,half cup of water and bring it to a boil and then add salt if needed and cover & cook for 5 min on a low flame
  • Lastly add cream,coriander leaves and mix well and cook for 2 min and serve hot with Naan. 
  • It's so delicious that It's been my fav ever since I have tried it :)

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