Saturday, November 22, 2008

Simple Gobi Masala

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
1tsp Fennelseeds
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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Divya said... Reply To This Comment

yummy ur cauliflower curry....

CurryLeaf said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely.I add little water to gobi though.Nice entry

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

simple and easy but mouthwatering priya

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

simple curry:)

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

This sounds great and I would like to try it. The only ingredient I do not have is curry leaves. Will it make any difference if I don't add them?

Medhaa said... Reply To This Comment

this is such a simple recipe, love such recipes

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

i love this curry.. its my fav.

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

This is definitely very simple and Cauliflower are good with just less spice and even with ths dash of all spices...

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

simple and elegant curry!

PG said... Reply To This Comment

I learned to cook a similar version of cauliflower from my elder sister, bzut with lots of ginger in it :)
Looks wonderful!

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Divya, CL, Rekha, Yasmeen.. problem at all, they will just give a superb flavour to the recipe tats it...

Thanks a lot Medha, Mahi, Ramya, Uma n PG, am glad to see u all guys here..