Sunday, April 4, 2010

Cauliflower kuzhambu

Ingredients:
Cauli flower - 1
Small Onion -1 ( chopped )
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2 nos
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste.
For the paste:
Small onion 15 nos or large onions - 1 ( cut into medium size )
Red chillies - 3 nos
Fennel seeds (sombu ) - 1 tsp
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds ( seerakam ) - 1/2 tsp
Pepper corns (milaku ) -1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Cinnamon - 1 no
Coconut - 2 tbsp ( grated )
Corriander powder -3 tbsp.
In a pan heat 1 tbsp of oil and fry all the items except coconut and corriander powder .when it turns to golden brown then add coconut and corriander powder and mix it. remove from heat After it cools down, blend to a smooth paste.
Method:

  • In a pan heat 1 tbsp of oil add mustard seeds after pops up add onion, green chillis and curry leaves and saute till brown.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste fry 1 minute. then add cauliflower florets along with turmeric powder and salt. fry few more minutes.
  • Now add the ground paste to the the pan and Pour about 1/2 cup 0r 1cup of water to make it more gravy-like.
  • Let this cook for about 5 minutes on medium-high heat.
  • Simmer the cauliflower in the sauce for 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle chopped corriander leaves on top.
    Serve with idli ,dosa or rice.