Today's recipe is a dry version of cauliflower curry goes very well with rice and roti.My mom uses green peas along with the cauliflower,but I used channa dhal.It came out so delicious and had it with sambar rice.Off to the recipe....................
Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 30 minutes
Serves ~ 3-4
|Cauliflower florets||21/2 cups|
|Channa dhal/kadala paruppu||1/4 cup|
|Onion(finely chopped)||1no.(medium size)|
|Green chilly(slit into two)||2|
|Curry leaves/karivepillai||6-7 leaves|
|Coriander leaves/kothamalli||as needed(chopped)|
|Chilly powder/milagai podi||1/2tsp|
|Turmeric powder/manjal podi||1/4tsp|
Grind to a fine paste
Cook the channa dhal in a pressure cooker for two whistles,put the cauliflower florets in hot water with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder.Cook it till it is 3/4 th done.Drain the water and set it aside.
Grind the ingredients given to a fine paste and keep it.
Heat a pan with oil and crackel the fennel seeds and add the bay leaf,saute the onion,green chilly and curry leaves.Add in the ground paste and fry it till the raw smell goes off.Now add 3/4 cup of water.
Let it boil,once the mixture becomes thick add the cooked cauliflower and channa dal.Mix it well and keep it in a medium flame and stir it in between.Finally sprinkle the coriander leaves and put of the fire.
Cauliflower curry is ready.Serve it with rice or roti.
- After adding the ground paste fry it in a medium to low flame for 2-3 minutes otherwise the raw smell of ginger and garlic will be there.
- Instead of red chilly powder 2-3 dried red chillies can be added while grinding.
- Green peas can be used instead of channa dhal,if it is fresh peas then cook it microwave for 3-4 minutes and add.