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Tasty Cauliflower recipe

Cauliflower Curry recipe With Spicy coconut gravy

Winter is the season of cauliflower and green leafy vegetables. In Delhi each and every vegetable vendor has heap of cauliflower ,  green leafy, green peas gajar Muli shalgam. Being a  vegetarian I cannot make any vegetable in  a  same way.  In Delhi we get a particular set of vegetable in winters and summers. And I myself prefer to buy seasonal vegetables. So I have only 7-8 options of vegetables in each season. So each of the vegetable should be made in at least 4 to 5 ways so that my kids will enjoy!

Cauliflower Curry

I make cauliflower dry and  with gravy or Curry.  Dry  cauliflower with green peas ,potatoes or  without adding anything.   When I make cauliflower curry I make the  gravy  with onion tomatoes, coconut onion or typical Hyderabadi style gravy.
This cauliflower curry recipe is the typical combination of Hyderabadi and Maharashtrian style gravy which everyone loves in my home. Many times I make Shev Bhaji rassa  with same ingredients which I had used to make this gravy.  This Cauliflower Curry is without onion-tomatoes gravy . It is spicy and a treat for  spicy food lovers.  I add my homemade Garam Masala  in this gravy , this gives nice aromatic flavour to cauliflower curry. Cauliflower curry goes very well with  roti, phulka, plain paratha or  rice.

How to make cauliflower curry tasty, healthy as well as low in calories

Cauliflower Has lots of health benefits if it is eaten in proper way .Most of the people add   Deep fried cauliflower in cauliflower curry.  Because of that this curry becomes high in calories and even I feel it gives typical acidity kind of feeling after eating it. It also burns lot of Nutrition present in the Vegetables.
I add little oil in my iron kadai or iron tawa and roast the vegetable keep it covered for sometime and it gets  cooked  with a nice crispy layer.  The best part of cooking in iron Kadai or iron tawa  it enhances the test of the vegetable and also  increases its nutritional value

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What is the best way to cook cauliflower??

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable  which needs to be correctly cook and you will likely to  hate it.  If you eat raw in test almost like chalk but when you cook it there is particular smell coming out from it   due to high mineral content which is not pleasant for everyone. Overcooked and slow boiling cauliflower lefts in the house and  that will hang around for hours. Actually cauliflower is very  tasteless if you eat it raw but bad cooking method  is the real culprit to give that unwanted smell. The cauliflower cells breakdown during the long cooking  and slow boiling, it releases smelly sulphurous compounds. However if cauliflower is cooked  quicker  the cells don’t break down enough to release that unpleasant order. you can even eat it raw in your salad,  eat it steamed with Sprinkle of salt  and butter.

  • Cauliflower goes very well with potatoes (Gobhi Aloo) and green peas (Gobhi Matar).
  • Cauliflower  all  tastes best when it is stir fried with  little oil or butter.
  • Don’t over cook cauliflower,  it tastes really bad when it is overcooked.
  • Benefits of eating cauliflower

How to select good cauliflower?

Most of the people  buy pure white cauliflower  because they think that it’s uncontaminated cauliflower but actually when cauliflower is exposed to Sun it turns little yellow. That doesn’t mean that it is bad in fact it has developed with even more phytonutrients.  Many farmers for the same reason unpick  perfectly good   cauliflower heads and left it in the field because farmer thinks they can’t sell it.

Off White to Light yellow Cauliflower

Off White to Light yellow Cauliflower . Image Source- http://www.gardeninginadress.com

So whenever you go to the vegetable vendor buy off white colour yellow cauliflower .

Cauliflower Curry recipe

In this cauliflower  curry recipe  I had  made the gravy  with coconut ,onion and  poppy seeds ( khus khus). This curry is thick and spicy  goes very well with chapati, roti, phulka and rice. I hope you will like the recipe  do share your comments and suggestion for the recipe.

Ingredients required to make cauliflower curry

  • 750 grams of Cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp  khus khus
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  •   7-8  garlic cloves
  • 3/4 inch  Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds(jeera)
  • 1-2  bay leaves
  • 1   and1/2  teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 3 tablespoon filtered mustard oil or groundnut oil
  •   salt to taste

Directions to make cauliflower curry

  1. Cut cauliflower into  medium size florets. Cauliflower should  be washed nicely.   Keep it in hot water with 1 tablespoon of salt  and 1 cap of vinegar.  You can also wash it with potassium permanganate water.
  2. Lightly roast  poppy seeds( khus khus)  in kadai.Put the roasted  poppy seeds(  khus khus)  in mortar and pestle.
  3. In the same kadai  heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Add nicely washed  cauliflower florets in it.
  4. Add one teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in it. Stir it on high flames  for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Close the lid and let the cauliflower cook  on low flame. When it gets cooked remove it from the kadai.
  6. In the same kadai heat 1 teaspoon of oil and Add chopped onion in it.Roast it until it becomes light brown.
  7. Add grated dry coconut in roasted onion and keep it  roasting until it becomes light brown.Let the mixture cool down.
  8. Crush The poppy seeds mortar and pestle. Add this  Crushed poppy seeds in the mixture of onion and coconut.Also Add small pieces of ginger and garlic in it . Add little water in the mixture   and make a fine paste of it. Masala   for cauliflower curry is ready.
  9. Heat one and half  tablespoon of oil  in the same kadai. Add cumin seeds and  bay leaf to it.
  10. Add fine paste of  masala which we have made for cauliflower  curry in it also Add one teaspoon of salt  in it.
  11. On medium   flames  roast the mixture until it becomes little dry.Now  add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, corriander powder and Garam Masala in it.
    Mix it nicely.
  12. Add one to one and half glass of water in this roasted masala.  Water can be  according to the consistency  of the gravy required.
    Once  it starts boiling keep the flames  low for 2 to 3 minutes.
  13. Add cauliflower in the gravy, mix it  and let it cook 1 to 2 minute. Don’t overcook the cauliflower.Garnish it with fresh coriander.
  14. Cauliflower curry is ready to serve. Serve it with Roti, chapati,  phulka or rice..

How To Make Cauliflower Curry With Step Step Directions with photos.

Cut cauliflower into  medium size florets

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Keep it in hot water with 1 tablespoon of salt  and 1 cap of vinegar.
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Lightly roast  poppy seeds( khus khus)  in kadai.
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Put the roasted  poppy seeds(  khus khus)  in mortar and pestle and crush it.IMG_2414

 In the same kadai  heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Add nicely washed  cauliflower florets in it.IMG_2418

Add one teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in it. Stir it on high flames  for 2 to 3 minutes.IMG_2419Close the lid and let the cauliflower cook  on low flame. When it gets cooked remove it from the kadai.IMG_2420IMG_2427

Heat  1 teaspoon of oil and Add chopped onion in itIMG_2407

Roast it until it becomes light brown.IMG_2408

Add grated dry coconut in roasted onion IMG_2411keep it  roasting until coconut becomes light brown.IMG_2412

Let the mixture cool down.

Add Crushed poppy seeds in the mixture of onion and coconut.Also Add small pieces of ginger and garlic in it .IMG_2415

Add little water in the mixture   and make a fine paste of it. Masala   for cauliflower curry is ready.IMG_2424

Heat one and half  tablespoon of oil  in the same kadai. Add cumin seeds and  bay leaf to it. Add fine paste of  masala which we have made for cauliflower  curry in it also Add one teaspoon of salt  in it.IMG_2426

On medium  flames  roast the mixture until it becomes little dry.Now  add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, corriander powder and Garam Masala in it.IMG_2433

Mix it nicely.IMG_2434

Add one to one and half glass of water in this roasted masala.  Water can be  according to the consistency  of the gravy required.IMG_2435

Once  it starts boiling keep the flames  low for 2 to 3 minutes.IMG_2437

Add cauliflower in the gravy, mix it  and let it cook 1 to 2 minute. Don’t overcook the cauliflower.IMG_2438

Garnish it with fresh coriander.IMG_2454
Cauliflower curry is ready to serve. Serve it with Roti, chapati,  phulka or rice.

Tasty Cauliflower recipe

Cauliflower Curry recipe With Spicy coconut gravy

 

 

 

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