March 23, 2008

Cauliflower with Ginger, Garlic and Green Chillies

Hey, are you the type who has a few things that are always on your shopping list? We always make it a point to pick up a box of sushi, Odwalla bars and cauliflower. Cauliflower is so versatile, and it just tastes great in any form. Our mom would make mouth watering pakodas out of them. Being more health conscious, we avoid using this veggie in that form. A healthier recipe is a simple stir fry. We also love to roast it with a few spices. Here is another of the inimitable chef "Madhur Jaffer" recipes that we tried this weekend.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 12 mins

1 medium head cauliflower, broken into tiny florets
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp fresh root ginger, finely chopped
1-3 hot green chillies, left whole
1/2 tsp cumin seed
1/2 tsp garam masala
chilli powder to taste (optional)
3 tbsp olive oil
fresh pepper from the mill
1/2 tsp mustard seed
1/4 tsp salt

Heat a wok, and add oil. When oil is hot, add cumin and mustard seeds, and stir. When the mustard begins to pop, add the garlic, ginger, cauliflower and chillies. Stir-fry for 5-7 minutes until the cauliflower is lightly browned, adding a tiny drop of water if it begins to stick at the bottom of the pan. Add salt, pepper, garam masala and chilli powder(if using). Mix well, add 4 tbsp water, cover and cook for 2 minutes until cauliflower is done to your liking.
Enjoy with a hot parantha or pooris.


Note: We used ginger-garlic paste instead, and we added 1/2 tsp turmeric before adding this paste to the pan.


pink dogwood said...

looks good - I can probably eat this without any roti or rice to accompany it :)

ts said...

This is such a nice recipe....I love this with yogurt and roti....
have you tried adding 'aamchoor' towards the end? It tastes wonderful...

cheers, TS

musical said...

Cauliflower goes best with ginger and green chillies! Infact, i always try to sneak these two ingredients into any recipe with cauliflowers :-D. Prefect recipe, girls!

Mallika said...

Yum! This looks delicious and very simple. I prefer fresh ginger and garlic though. Or maybe you use pastes that are decent enough substitutes for the real thing?

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Wow, what a wonderful recipe to use cauliflower :) I love it and I will try it soon, thank you!