Monday, November 27, 2006

Kadai Cauliflower

Looks like I am running a series on Kadai veggies. Earlier, it was Kadai Paneer and now it is Kadai Cauliflower. Could not resist trying out this recipe. It came out really delicious and so I decided to share it through my blog. No complicated procedures - this recipe is very easy to make and tastes equally good.

Ingredients
1 medium cauliflower separated into florets
1 medium green bell pepper chopped lengthwise (you can use any color bell pepper you have on hand)
1 medium onion sliced
1/2 cup crushed tomato
2 green chillies slit
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2-3 tbsp of oil
Salt to taste
1 tsp. coriander leaves for garnish

Chopped veggies
For the masala paste
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
A pinch of turmeric powder
2 tbsp of thick curd
2 tsps of sour cream
A pinch of asafoetida

Method1. Put the ingredients listed under masala paste in a bowl and blend with a whisk or spoon. Add a few drops of water if you find it is too thick. Set aside.


Masala paste
2. Boil a big pot of water and blanch the cauliflower in it for about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
3. Pour oil in a pan and sauté the green chillies and set aside.
4. In the same pan add the bell peppers and blanched cauliflower and sauté till the veggies become soft. Set aside on a paper towel.
5. Next add the cumin seeds to the pan. Once they splutter add the onion and ginger garlic paste and sauté till the onions become soft.
6. Add the crushed tomato and the masala paste and sauté till the oil comes out.
7. Add salt and transfer the veggies and mix till everything is blended.
8. Garnish with fresh coriander and the reserved green chillies.


Kadai Cauliflower
Serve with roti or pulao.

Serving size - 1/2 cup
Number of servings - 4

14 comments:

Sia's corner said...

wow lakshmi,
that looks delicious... almost look like gobi manchurian

Asha said...

That looks like restaurant food Lakshmi! Wonderful:))

Dilip UK said...

Lakshmi. wonderful looking dish, completely new to me. Thanks for sharing....~smile~

USHA said...

Hi Lakshmi!

You got wonderful and tempting collections of receipes in your site.

Most of the receipes was v.new to me, so decided to pick from your site and try,when i feel like wanna to get applause from my hubby.

Vcuisine said...

Very nice dish lakshmi. I used to prepare it in the same style and call it Tandoori Gobi. Tks for sharing. Viji

Menu Today said...

Hi Lakshmi,
Looks yummy !!!!

Tweety said...

Heyy...interesting recipe, I surely wanna try.

Pooja said...

Hi Laxmi,
Nice recipe.
would like to grab a bit of it right now. :)
Well, i m bit confused with you and the other laxmi of myrasoi, i think i mistakenly replied to you comment ,considering herself.
pardon me for that.
thanks .
-Pooj

Lakshmik said...

Hi Pooja

I was the one who replied to your message and said that I will send a recipe. You can identify me as Lakshmik.

Hyderabadi's said...

Wow Lakshmi,

It looks delicious, will try it out...

Rajani said...

Hi lakshmik
Sorry for late reply. I am sending you the link for kulfi recipe just scroll down to see.
http://www.gluttonyandgourmet.blogspot.com/
cheers
rajani

Soumya said...

Hi Lakshmi,
This looks too good.Wanna try this once.Well i have cauliflower in my refrigerator.Will give a try and let you know.Thanks

Sugan said...

Hi Lakshmi,

Can you pls tell me how to avoid splitting of yoghurt while doing this recipe. I tried and the moment i add the yoghurt masala, it splits. Pls help me.

Thanks,
Sugan

Anonymous said...

Hi VG,

Came across your blog a few days back..and since them I am visiting it regularly...Your posts about various dishes are really great...This cauliflower kadai dish seems awesome and a must-try..Thanks for sharing ! --Sunita