Oct 4, 2009

CAULIFLOWER KURMA

A white color flower with firm tightly compacted head of many white small florets, we use as a vegetable in our cooking,Yes it's Cauliflower. Not only flower even whole plant is edible, but we use only florets in our cooking. But outer leaves and stems are used in broth. Cauliflower is nutritious, very low in fat, high in dietary fiber, water and a very good source of C vitamin and a very important thing is an anti- cancer compound will release when it is chopped or chewed, fat free and low in sodium.
HOW TO SELECT A FRESH CAULIFLOWER.....
[A] The flower should be firm and tight and nice ivory color and leaves should be green and fresh.
[B] If there are any black or brown spots on the florets and leaves are in yellowish color then avoid buying that one.
HOW TO STORE CAULIFLOWER.......
[A] Discard the leaves and heard part of the stem rinse in salted warm water and then cook.
[B] Cook cauliflower just till tender don't over cook.
[C] For salads just blanch the florets in boiling water for 3 to 5 min. then immediately place them in ice cold water to retain the crispy ness. Remove from ice water and pat dry the florets and then add them to salads or you can use them as a dipper for your delicious dips.
[ D] If you want to store them, then wrap the un washed florets in a news paper and place them in a plastic bag store it in the refrigerator like this cauliflower will stay for 1 week to 10 days fresh. Washed and pat dried cauliflower will stay like this for 3 to 5 days.
[E] Then you want to store cauliflower cooked then that will stay for only for 1 day in the fridge.


Cauliflower flavor is almost like cabbage but when it is cooked the flavor become mild. In Indian cooking we cook it as a fried, in briyanis, pulao s and in gravy s like Kurma and in mixed vegetable recipes. Cauliflower is very well blend with potato, carrot, beans, brinjal(egg plant) green peas and tomato and to day I am hear with a simple gravy recipe which is call CAULIFLOWER KURMA……..
INGREDIENTS:----

Cauliflower -- 1 big
Onion – 3 big
Tomato – 3 big
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tea sp
Cloves – 4
Cardamom – 3
Cinnamon – 1/2 inch pieces 3
Fennel seeds – 1/2 tea sp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tea sp
Red chili powder – 1 tea sp
Oil – 2 tab sp
Chopped coriander for garnish – apro. 1 tab sp
For paste:-
Grated fresh coconut – 2 tab sp
Poppy seeds or melon seeds – 1 tab sp

METHOD:-----

1. Chop onion and tomato in to very small pieces and keep aside.
2. Cut cauliflower in to bite size peaces and soak in salted warm water for 5 min. then remove from water and leave a side.
3. Grind coconut and poppy or melon seeds with little water (apor. 4 tab sp water) and keep a side.
4. Heat oil in a pan add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and fennel seeds and fry for a while.
5. Then add chopped onion and fry till onion become light pink in color.
6. Now add chopped tomato fry till tomato become soft then add ginger garlic paste, ground coconut and poppy or melon seed paste mix well and add cauliflower florets stir well.
7. Now add salt to taste, turmeric powder, red chili powder mix once again and add 1cup of water, cover with a lid and let it cook in a low flame till cauliflower become tender it will take almost 10 min. time don't over cook.
8. If you want thin gravy then add 1 cup water here and bring to a full boil and cook for 2 more min. and remove from the heat.
9. Dish out in to a serving dish and garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with roti or rice and also a great choice with plain pulao.

38 comments:

Ramya Bala said...

I luv cauliflower kurma...looks really tasty...rekha thanks for ur wishes..I ll mail u today...

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Priya said...

After potato, my fav veggie is cauliflower, just love this adorable veggie..Kurma looks gorgeous, tempting and delicious...

Tina said...

Nice and colourful...perfect side dish with chapathi....

Abhilash said...

cauliflower kurma looks awsome...

Ths is surely delicious, the color and the pattern tells me the same.

The chappaties are also worth eating... Marvellous preprations and snaps...

I always have a place for north Indian recipes...at my right I suppose... :)

kidding...

jeyashrisuresh said...

i was really searching for a perfect cauliflower recipe.Looks yummy and thanks for the tips u have given to buy cauliflower and to store them

Prathibha said...

oh loved that frilled chapathy...some good tips regarding gobi usage...yummy kurma..nice combo with rotis..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

tempting with those soft phulkas....

Pari said...

Hi Rekha! have never tried a kurma with cauliflower,looks superb, and the blend of spices sound very interesting, thanks for sharing. Incidentally I have also posted a cauliflower curry. Cauliflower days are back again...

Varunavi said...

I never ate cauliflower before marriage and during my pregnancy i tasted this cauliflower from then atleast once in a week i end up eating this,i love cauliflower dry curry with potatoes,tomatoes and menthi.

GR said...

Hi perfet for chappathis,Thanks for sharing.

meeso said...

Ah, I have bookmarked this... Look so tasty!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Cauliflower Kurma is really yummy and the Chapati looks great too, great combo:)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks very delicious, nice one.

VS said...

Yummy kurma!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely kurma... this is a new recipe with cauliflower... Looks wonderful...

Nandini said...

Kurma looks delicious and perfect combo for chapathi! Wonderful tips!

Nags said...

hmmm.. its been a while :) love the way you've arranged the chapatis :)

Pavithra said...

MMmmm looks yumm dearie.. I love it too. I almost do similar way ...

Sanghi said...

Mmmm delicious! yummy click too!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too love this korma too much!
and yes,i love the way u arranged the roties!!

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely click..would love to have this dish with puri..so delicious it seems to be..

sowmya.s said...

looks yumm..phulkas looks so soft

Vrinda said...

Yummy easy kuruma..great with chapathi..

Sarah Naveen said...

brilliant click!!!
Kurma looks so perfect with chappathi...
yummy yummy!!!

DEESHA said...

nice kurma. I love cauliflower & this will work for me

Happy cook said...

Kurma and chapthies, yummy yumm. I wound't be able to stop eating this.

Cham said...

The kurma and chapati make me hungry!

Gita said...

Wow Rekha...the kurma looks so tempting with the chapthis...delicious :)

Uma said...

lovely kurma. tempting!!

Nila's world said...

Thank u soo much for ur lovely comments dear...
I have never seen such a delicious cauliflower kurma til now!&brilliant presentation too!

Valarmathi said...

Wow Padma, kurma looks so yummy and delicious. Like the arrangement of chappathis. Good tips too....

my kitchen said...

my favorite kurma,looks yummy

Suma Rajesh said...

woo this love soo mouthwatering..

Shri said...

Delicious looking dish, Rekha!I love it!

Padma said...

Kurma looks creamy and delicious

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow....that's an creamy and spicy gravy....looks delectable.....

tanvi said...

Thanks for sharing this delicious recepie, came out a big hit