Cauliflower Tikka Masala Recipe

Recipe type: Mains
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3
Cauliflower Tikka Masala is super delicious recipes among all curries I have ever tried! This is perfect and authentic way to make cauliflower tikka masala.
  • For Cauliflower Tikka
  • 200 gm cauliflower cut into large floaters
  • 3 tbsp hung curd
  • 2 tbsp chickpea four (besan or corn flour)
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp dry mango powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil (mustard oil will give best result)
  • half lemon juice
  • For Masala Gravy
  • 2 cups tomato puree
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Half cup cashew paste
  • Half cup water
  • 1 tsp dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
  1. METHOD:
  2. In a large mixing bowl, take hung curd and add other ingredients for tikkla masala and mix then well all together and make marination for cauliflower.
  3. Take cauliflower floaters into that marination and make sure all cover with mixture. Give a rest for at least 20 minutes
  4. Then take a baking tray and spread cauliflower into tray and grease with some more oil or butter.
  5. bake 15-20 minutes in reheated oven at 200 degrees and toast another 5 minutes at 220 degree
  6. For making gravy, take 2 tbsp oil into pan, add one bay leaf and onions. And let the onion cooked for 2-3 minutes on high heat.
  7. Then add ginger and garlic paste and mix it well with onions. Then add tomato puree and cook till all water will be evaporated and oil is separated, meanwhile add salt as per taste
  8. Once tomato cooks perfectly, add half cup water and half cup cashew paste, mix it well and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Then add all other spices like red chili powder, garam masala and turmeric powder.
  9. 1 tsp sugar will balance the sourness of tomatoes. add some dry fenugreek leaves at last and your gravy is ready.
  10. Serve cauliflower tikka with masala gravy and it will be a great pairing with rice or paratha.
1) Best dinner recipe with some rice on sides. It also tastes good with some plain paratha or roti or naan.
2) You can have it as lunchbox recipe with some mixed herb rice.
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