All vegetarians have to be satisfied with some specials made out of this veg when the non veg lovers treat themselves with chicken or mutton.Good spicy dishes can be made out of this.Cauliflower will attract worms and so should be boiled with a pinch of salt first. This vegetable is known to be gassy and should be avoided by new and lactating moms.
This recipe is a very easy and tasty one.It goes well with the soup rice which I blogged yesterday (Thakkali Soup).It will be excellent with curd rice also and will hardly take 10 to 15 minutes to cook.
Cauliflower- broken florets(20)
kuzhambu milagai thool-1 tablespoon or red chili powder-3/4 tablespoon
Turmeric powder-1 teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste-1 teaspoon (optional)
Cinnamon-2 small pieces
Bay leaf-small piece
Fennel seeds-1 teaspoon
Boil the cauliflower florets nicely for 5 minutes along with a pinch of salt.Mince the onion and tomatoes.In a kadai add 1 table spoon of cooking oil and season the curry with the items given for seasoning.Now add the onion minced along with a pinch of salt and saute till the onions become translucent.Now add the minced tomato pieces and saute will smashing the tomatoes with the ladle When the tomatoes Get smashed add the milagai thool and turmeric powder along with the salt needed.Mix well.Now add the boiled cauliflower florets and mix well so that all the florets get coated with the masala. Cook for 5 minutes like that.Now sprinkle a handful of water and close the kadai keeping the flame in medium.After 5 minutes check for the taste and see to it that the pieces are well cooked .If not cook for few more minutes else increase the flame and mix everything well and see to it that there is not much water content.When the oil separates switch off the stove.If desired you can garnish with coriander leaves .