Cauliflower Chana Dal Curry| Cauliflower Senagapappu | How to Make Cauliflower Chanadal Curry

Curries | vegetarian

  • Prep Time 1 Mins
  • Cook Time 25 Mins
  • Servings 6


  • 300 gms Cauliflower Pieces
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Turmeric(haldi) (a little)
  • 1/4 Cup Bengal Gram (Chana Dal/ Senagapappu)
  • For the Gravy:
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Cumin (Zeera)
  • 2 tbsp Coriander (Dhanya seeds)
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 Onion (Sliced)
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Coconut Pieces
  • 3 Tomato (Diced) (Large sized)
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tbsp Turmeric (Haldi)
  • For the Curry
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin
  • 3 Sprigs Curry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1.5 Cup Water
  • Kothimir (Coriander Leaves) (a little)


  1. Soak Chana Dal in hot water to get good results quickly
  2. Heat oil and fry Cauliflower pieces with Turmeric for 2-3 minutes. Take the pieces out.
  3. . Add a little more oil and put in Zeera, Dhaniya seeds, Green chillies and sliced onions. Fry till the onion turns soft
  4. Add fresh coconut pieces in the softened onion and fry for one minute. Then, add diced tomatoes, salt, Chilli Powder, Turmeric and let it cook until the tomatoes start shedding their skin. Grind this mixture using some water to make a fine paste.
  5. Heat a little oil and add Zeera and Curry Leaves. Now add the ground coconut-onion paste and the soaked Dal along with 1.5 cups water and let it cook till the Chana Dal is cooked soft.
  6. Now add the fried Cauliflower pieces to the soft Dal mixture. Cook till the Caulflower is cooked soft, Sprinkle a few Coriander leaves and take down from the fire.