Cauliflower cooked in onions, tomatoes and Indian spices
So enough of my midnight musings, let's see what I have for you today. It's an easy cauliflower sabzi that tastes good with sambar rice, curd rice, rasam sadam and even your phulkas.. This is another veggie that Deeps is not fond of, but if I make this sabzi he eats atleast 2 spoons. Something is better than nothing right ;) The right blend of that red chilly powder and ginger-garlic paste along with that tartness from the tomatoes makes the otherwise boring cauli to a delectable dish. Try this and I'm sure it will not disappoint you :)
Recipe Source: Ma
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves : 2-3 persons
|Cauliflower||-||200 gm - a small sized|
|Turmeric powder||-||½ tsp|
|Mustard seeds||-||½ tsp|
|Onion||-||1 medium sized - chopped|
|Tomato||-||1 medium sized - chopped|
|Ginger-Garlic paste||-||2 nos|
|Turmeric powder||-||¼ tsp|
|Red Chilly powder||-||2 tsp|
|Coriander powder||-||2 tsp|
|Curry leaves||-||To garnish|
|Coriander leaves||-||To garnish|
1. Clean the cauliflower by removing the stalks and leaves. Separate the florets and cut them if required to bite sized pieces. If there are black discolorations on top of the florets scrape them off with the tip of the knife. Rinse the cleaned florets once or twice in water.
2. Heat water with salt and turmeric powder. When it starts to boil, add the cleaned florets to it and allow it to boil for 3-4 minutes.
3. Then drain the florets and keep them aside.
4. Heat oil in a kadai/pan. Splutter mustard. Then add onions and salt and saute well. They should start to turn slight brown in colour
5. Then add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for 3-4 minutes till the raw smell goes off.
6. Now add in the powders - red chilly powder, coriander powder & turmeric powder. Saute well for 2-3 minutes. It should blend nicely and evenly with the onions.
7. Add in the chopped tomatoes and saute well. The tomatoes should turn mushy.
8. Once they become mushy add in the par-boiled cauliflower and mix well.
9. Sprinkle about 2 tbsp water and cover and cook them till the cauliflower is done
10. Garnish with curry leaves and serve with phulkas/steamed rice
- If you wish, instead of par-boiling you can cook the cauliflower initially itself. Totally your convenience :)
- For garnish, you can use coriander leaves as well