Monday, October 27, 2008

Cauliflower-Peas Masala/Curry


Cauliflower - 1 nos
Peas - 1/4 cup
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Big Onion - 2 (chopped)
Tomato(Big) - 2 (Chopped)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 3/4 tsp
Cloves - 3 nos
Cinnamon - 2 nos
Sugar - 1/4 tsp or less
Grated Coconut - 3 tsp
Poppy seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cashew - 2 tsp(optional)
Kesar color - A pinch(optional)
Oil - 3 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp or as per need.
Coriander leaves - A hand full


1. Take hot water in a vessel, not too hot. you should be able to keep your hands. Add a tsp of salt and soak cauliflower in that for 10-15mins and keep it aside.
2. Soak dry green peas in water for whole night, boil it and keep it aside. You can also use fresh green peas or frozen green peas.
3. Grind coconut, poppy seeds and cashew(optional) and keep it aside.
4. Heat oil in a pan, add cloves, cinnamon and wait for some time.
5. Add onion and fry for some time, then add ginger garlic paste and fry until raw smell goes off.
6. Add chopped tomato, turmeric, chilli powder, garam masala powder,Kesar color, sugar and salt and fry until oil gets separated.
7. Add coconut paste, and vegetables and wait until it gets cooked.
8. In between check for salt and spiciness. If you want you can add 2 tsp of butter now to bring restaurant taste. Finally add coriander leaves and mix well.


Best side dish for Naan, Roti/Chappathi, Pulav, Fried rice, Jeera rice. Bring restaurant in your home!