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cauliflower sambar recipe | gobi sambar recipe

cauliflower sambar recipe | gobi sambar recipe
Course Side Dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 Servings


  • 20 cauliflower / gobi florets
  • ½ cup toor dal cooked
  • 1 tsp jaggery
  • ¼ cup tamarind extract
  • few curry leaves
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste

for masala:

  • ½ cup coconut
  • ¼ onion sliced
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp methi / fenugreek seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 4 dried kashmiri red chilli
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 garlic clove


masala recipe:

  • prepare the hasi masale (raw masala). blend 2-3 slices of onion, garlic clove, coriander seeds, dried red chilli, cumin seeds, methi, pinch of mustard seeds and grated coconut.
  • blend to the smooth paste by adding required amount of water. keep aside.

cauliflower sambar recipe:

  • separate the florets of cauliflower. keep them aside.
  • in a large vessel add cauliflower florets along with a cup of water.
  • also add salt to taste.
  • next add turmeric powder and give a good mix. close the lid and get to a boil. do not over cook as cauliflower will become very soft.
  • once the cauliflower are almost cooked add tamarind extract and jaggery.
  • also add ground masala.
  • also add few curry leaves and boil vigorously for 5-6 minutes. do not over boil as cauliflower might get over cooked.
  • serve cauliflower koddel with hot steamed rice.