Cauliflower contains vitamin C and folate. Folate helps the blood work more efficiently and is often recommended for preventing anemia. Folate is also essential for proper tissue growth and not getting enough can make you succeptible to many diseases down the road such as cancer and heart disease. Vitamin C is considered an antioxident. When used alongside other antioxidents such as vitamin E and betacarotene, you can keep your immune system strong. Three florets of cauliflower a day will provide you with 67% of your daily vitamin C requirement. When purchasing cauliflower, make sure the tops are white. If the floret has begun to spot brown or puple, it is past its nutritional peak. Serving the cauliflower raw will give you the highest nutritional benefits, however, if you must cook it, lightly steamedwill also keep its cancer-fighting components intact. Here comes my simple way of preparing cauliflower masala with simple ingredients, usually i add green peas n prawns, as i was out of stock i simply prepared this masala...
2cups Cauliflower florets
1no Onion chopped
1no Tomato chopped
2nos Whole spices
5nos Garlic pods
1tsp Chilli powder
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
5nos Curry leaves
Heat enough oil in a kadai, add the whole spices n let them turn brown, let add the chopped onion, curry leaves n chopped tomatoes n stir them until they get cooked, meanwhile grind the fennel seed n garlic pods into bit coarse paste...add this grounded paste to the already cooked onion n tomato mixture...let them cook for a while until the oil get separates, now its time to add the cauliflower floret to the kadai, turn them for a while, add the red chilli powder, garam masala powder n salt, cook them in simmer..
Usually i dont add water, as cauliflower florets will get easily cooked, put the flame in simmer n close the lid, check occasionally n stir them until they get well cooked...if u need to be a bit gravy add some water, i prepared them as dry masala...can also add grated coconut while grinding fennelseeds n garlic pods...
Serve them hot as side for any rice dishes r simply with parathas n chappathis...
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