CAULIFLOWER MASALA

CAULIFLOWER MASALA

Cauliflower ? Love it or not? I like it and even have it boiled when i decide to go on a diet which just lasts a day 😛 Cauliflower is low in calories and packed with vitamins..some find that it causes them wind or uneasiness …well that  happens but if you like it and want to make it a desi way… please be my guest 🙂 In India some people deep fry the cauliflower and then add it to the prepared masala (gravy), i do not…but i shall give the option to do so 🙂
INGREDIENTS:
2 cups of cauliflower florets, cut and rinsed well
1 cup of onions, chopped fine
1 tablespoon each of chopped ginger and garlic
6 curry leaves, chopped
1/2 cup of chopped fresh tomatoes
green chillies and coriander leaves
1/2 teaspoon each of turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala
3/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
4 tablespoons of olive oil or cooking oil
METHOD:
Heat the oil in a wok or a non stick frying pan ( i use my ceramic pan) and then sautee the chopped garlic till slightly brown and then add the ginger and sautee for a few seconds (please do not burn, else you will need to restart the whole process): Once slightly golden add the chopped onions, curry leaves and sautee with the salt till the onions are transparent. Once that is done, add the chopped tomato and the spices and cook till the tomatoes are mushy. Add the cauliflower florets and the chopped green chillies and cover and cook on low heat till the cauliflower is soft but yet crunchy. There is no need to add any water. Once the florets are cooked just add the chopped coriander leaves and serve.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CAULIFLOWER:
1 cup of boiled cauliflower can already give you 55 mg of vitamin C. Aside from these antioxidants.

FOR JAIN RECIPE: Omit the ginger , garlic and onions, Heat the oil and add some asafoetida, some cumin seeds and then proceed

For Nitu Didi home made garam masala

Nitu Chugani©

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