Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Cauliflower Kurma

Hi all.....It has been a very very long time since I posted something in my blog.Not that I didn't cook anything,but didn't have the time to take a picture, post it and write about it.I was out of the country for a year and was really very busy with my grand children.After returning back this Jan(2014) I was suffering from Knee pain and my movements was very much restricted.Due to that my spirits were very low.I have been taking Ayurveda treatment and now I feel a little better.

Coming to the Kurma part...I learnt this from a my friend who lives in Coimbatore.Very easy one and very very tasty too.

Here we GO........



Tomato--------------------------------------------------------- 2
Onion----------------------------------------------------------- 1
Green chilly----------------------------------------------------- 2
Ginger one inch piece
Saunf----------------------------------------------------------- 1 Tsp
Chilly powder-------------------------------------------------- 1 Tsp
Dhaniya powder----------------------------------------------- 1 Tsp
Khus Khus(optional)------------------------------------------ 1 Tsp
Cloves-------------------------------------------------------- 4 or 5(1/2 Tsp)
Cinnamon-----------------------------------------------------1 inch(1/2 Tsp)
Grated coconut----------------------------------------------- 1/2 cup

The cinnamon and cloves can be added in powder form too.

Grind all the above ingredients adding very little water and keep aside.

Remaining items for the Kurma

Cauliflower medium size
Finely chopped Onion 1
Oil 1Tbsp
Turmeric powder  1/2 Tsp
Curry leaves  2 sprigs
Salt as required

Put oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add the chopped onions and curry leaves when it is hot.Add turmeric powder and saute till the onion becomes glossy.Now add the washed flowerettes and add salt.Mix well and then add the ground masala.Add 1/2 cup water close the pan and cook in low fire till the cauliflower is cooked well.The masala is ready.It can be had with Chappathi,Poori,Paratha,Dosa ,Idly,Appam or even Ghee Rice.

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