flower batata rassa recipe

flower batata rassa recipe with step by step pics. flower batata rassa is a tasty coconut based curry made with cauliflower and potatoes. this is such a delicious curry that not only it tastes good with chapatis or pooris, but also equally tastes good with steamed rice.

the name of the curry in marathi language is flower batata rassa. flower means cauliflower in marathi and batata is potatoes. rassa means gravy. there are many variations of making flower batata rassa.

there are two ways i make flower batata rassa. i am sharing this slightly elaborate method for now and will share the easy method later. in this dish, you can even just add only potatoes or potatoes and green peas instead of cauliflower. the recipe uses goda masala and i highly recommend it to get the real and authentic taste. but if you do not have goda masala, then garam masala can be added, but the flavors will change.

to save time, flower batata rassa can also be made in a pressure cooker. add 2 cups water and pressure cook for 2 whistles. some more cauliflower and potato recipes from different indian cuisines i have already shared are:

  1. punjabi aloo gobi (dry sabzi)
  2. bengali aloo phulkopir dalna
  3. restaurant style aloo gobi curry
  4. dhaba style aloo gobi curry
  5. aloo gobi matar

serve flower batata rassa with chapatis, jowar bhakri, pooris or steamed rice or rice pooris or plain paratha.

if you are looking for more potato recipes then do check batata vada, aloo matar, dum aloo biryani, aloo methi and dum aloo recipe.

flower batata rassa recipe below:

flower batata rassa recipe
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maharashtrian cauliflower potato curry recipe

flower batata rassa is a tasty spiced coconut based curry made with cauliflower & potatoes. 

course main course
cuisine maharashtrian
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 25 minutes
total time 45 minutes
servings 4
calories per serving 278 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for blanching cauliflower:

  • 2 or 2.5 cups medium cauliflower florets (phool gobi)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • water as required

for roasting desiccated coconut:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion or ½ cup chopped onions
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut
  • cup water for grinding or add as required

for green masala or hirwa masala:

  • ¼ cup fresh coconut
  • 1 green chili or 1 teaspoon chopped green chilies
  • 1 inch ginger or 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 5 to 6 garlic cloves or 1.5 teaspoons chopped garlic (lahsun)
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water for grinding

other ingredients for flower batata rassa:

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 7 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 medium tomato - chopped or ⅓ cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1.5 to 2 tablespoons goda masala or add as required or 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 cups chopped potatoes
  • 2.5 cups water or add as required
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt as required
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves for garnish

how to make recipe?

blanching cauliflower:

  1. take 2.5 to 2.75 cups of rinsed cauliflower florets in a large bowl or pan. add ½ teaspoon salt. pour hot water as required and let the cauliflower florets immerse and get blanched for 5 to 10 minutes. this blanching step can be skipped if there are no insects or worms in the cauliflower. later drain all the water and keep the cauliflower aside.

roasting desiccated coconut:

  1. heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan.

  2. add ½ cup chopped onions.

  3. saute till the onions turn translucent.

  4. then add ¼ cup desiccated coconut.

  5. mix well and stir non-stop on a low flame.

  6. roast till the desiccated coconut becomes golden. remove the pan from stove top and keep aside. let this mixture cool.

making green masala or hirwa masala:

  1. meanwhile take ¼ cup fresh coconut, 1 teaspoon chopped green chilies, 1 teaspoon chopped ginger, 1.5 teaspoons chopped garlic and 2 tablespoons coriander leaves in a small grinder jar or chutney grinder jar.

  2. add 2 to 3 tablespoons water and grind to a smooth paste. remove this green coconut paste and keep aside.

  3. now add the roasted coconut and onions in the same jar.

  4. add ⅓ cup water and grind again to a smooth paste. keep aside.

  5. rinse, peel and chop 2 to 3 medium potatoes. you will need 2 cups chopped potatoes.

making flower batata rassa:

  1. heat 3 tablespoons oil in a pan. add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds and let them crackle.

  2. when the mustard seeds begin to crackle, add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds. let the cumin seeds also crackle.

  3. then add ⅓ cup chopped tomatoes. also add 1 pinch asafoetida (hing). mix well. saute till the tomatoes soften.

  4. add 7 to 8 curry leaves and mix well.

  5. add the green coconut paste or hirwa masala.

  6. then add ½ teaspoon turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder. mix well.

  7. saute till you see oil releasing from the sides.

  8. now add the roasted coconut and onion paste.

  9. add 1.5 to 2 tablespoons goda masala. if using garam masala powder, then add 1 teaspoon of it. mix well. saute for a minute.

  10. now add the chopped potatoes. saute for a minute. 

  11. add cauliflower florets. mix very well.

  12. add 2.5 cups water or add as required. 

  13. add 1 teaspoon sugar. season with salt as per taste. mix very well.

  14. cover the pan with a lid and simmer the rassa (gravy) till the cauliflower and potatoes are cooked. do note that the veggies should not get overcooked or become mushy.

  15. at intervals do check and give a stir.

  16. check with a knife or spoon if the veggies are done. they should soften and thus the spoon or knife can easily slid through the veggies. if not, then continue to cover and cook flower batata rassa for some more minutes.

  17. lastly add 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves. 

  18. serve flower batata rassa with chapatis, bhakris, pooris or steamed rice or plain paratha or rice pooris.


how to make maharashtrian flower batata rassa recipe:

blanching cauliflower:

1. take 2.5 to 2.75 cups of rinsed medium sized cauliflower florets in a bowl or pan. add ½ teaspoon salt. pour hot water as required and let the florets immerse and get blanched for 5 to 10 minutes. this blanching step can be skipped if there are no insects or worms in the cauliflower. later drain all the water and keep the cauliflower aside.

making flower batata rassa recipe

roasting desiccated coconut:

2. heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan. add ½ cup chopped onions.

making flower batata rassa recipe

3. saute till the onions turn translucent.

making flower batata rassa recipe

4. then add ¼ cup desiccated coconut.

making flower batata rassa recipe

5. mix well and stir non stop on a low flame.

making flower batata rassa recipe

6. roast till the desiccated coconut becomes golden. remove the pan from stove top and keep aside. let this mixture cool.

making flower batata rassa recipe

making green masala or hirwa masala:

7. meanwhile take ¼ cup fresh coconut, 1 teaspoon chopped green chilies, 1 teaspoon chopped ginger, 1.5 teaspoon chopped garlic, 2 tablespoons coriander leaves in a small grinder jar or chutney grinder jar.

making flower batata rassa recipe

8. add 2 to 3 tablespoons water and grind to a smooth paste. remove this green coconut paste and keep aside.

making flower batata rassa recipe

9. now add the roasted coconut and onions in the same jar.

making flower batata rassa recipe

10. add ⅓ cup water and grind again to a smooth paste. keep aside.

making flower batata rassa recipe

11. rinse, peel and chop 2 to 3 medium potatoes. you will need 2 cups chopped potatoes.

making flower batata rassa recipe

making flower batata rassa:

12. heat 3 tablespoons oil in a pan. add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds and let them crackle.

making flower batata rassa recipe

13. when the mustard seeds begin to crackle, add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds. let the cumin seeds also crackle.

making flower batata rassa recipe

14. then add ⅓ cup chopped tomatoes. also add 1 pinch asafoetida (hing).

making flower batata rassa recipe

15. mix well.

making flower batata rassa recipe

16. saute till the tomatoes soften.

making flower batata rassa recipe

17. add 7 to 8 curry leaves and mix well.

making flower batata rassa recipe

18. add the green coconut paste.

making flower batata rassa recipe

19. then add ½ teaspoon turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder.

making flower batata rassa recipe

20. mix well.

making flower batata rassa recipe

21. saute till you see oil releasing from the sides.

making flower batata rassa recipe

22. now add the roasted coconut and onion paste.

making flower batata rassa recipe

23. add 1.5 to 2 tablespoons goda masala. if using garam masala, then add 1 teaspoon of it.

making flower batata rassa recipe

24. mix well.

making flower batata rassa recipe

25. saute for a minute.

making flower batata rassa recipe

26. now add the chopped potatoes.

making flower batata rassa recipe

27. saute for a minute.

making flower batata rassa recipe

28. add cauliflower florets.

making flower batata rassa recipe

29. mix very well.

making flower batata rassa recipe

30. add 2.5 cups water or add as required.

making flower batata rassa recipe

31. add 1 teaspoon sugar.

making flower batata rassa recipe

32. season with salt as per taste.

making flower batata rassa recipe

33. mix very well.

making flower batata rassa recipe

34. cover the pan with a lid and simmer the rassa (gravy) till the cauliflower and potatoes are cooked. do note that the veggies should not get overcooked or become mushy.

making flower batata rassa recipe

35. at intervals do check and give a stir.

making flower batata rassa recipe

36. check with a knife or spoon if the veggies are done. they should soften and thus the spoon or knife can easily slid through the veggies. if not, then continue to cover and cook for some more minutes.

making flower batata rassa recipe

37. lastly add 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves.

making flower batata rassa recipe

38. serve flower batata rassa with chapatis, jowar bhakri, pooris or steamed rice or lachedar paratha or bajra bhakri. for more delicious gobi recipes you can check this collection of 20 cauliflower recipes.

maharashtrian flower batata rassa recipe




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