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Cauliflower Curry Kerala Style

By Arifa K

   Simple and tasty vegetarian curry to  serve with  Chapathi, Parotta, Idiyappam etc … Cauliflower contains a high amount of Vitamin C, Folate Fiber  & Complex carbohydrates. It is also a cruciferous vegetable being studied for its role in reducing the risk of cancer.

Cauliflower Curry Kerala Style

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Recipe Type: Vegetarian / Curry
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 20
Cook time: 20
Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sized cauliflower, cut into 4 cm florets
  • ½ cup chick peas – must be soaked overnight
  • 3 Tbsp raw cashew nuts, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes and ground to a paste
  • 1 large onion, chopped ( 1 cup)
  • 1 large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp garlic,finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder (mild)
  • 1 Tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Aniseed powder
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp coconut milk powder or ½ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

Method:

  • Soak the chick peas in room temperature water overnight before making this curry.
  • Place the scrubbed and rinsed cauliflower in a large bowl. Cover with hot water and leave for about 20 minutes. Drain.
  • Cook the soaked chick peas in lightly salted water till tender, but maintaining a bite.
  • Add the oil to a non stick pan and heat.
  • Add and sauté the onions well till golden brown.
  • Add ginger and garlic and allow to soften.
  • Next add the spice powders and cook briefly, till the raw smell dissipates.
  • Add tomatoes, and allow to cook down to a soft pulpy paste.
  • Add the coconut milk powder / milk and stir for a few minutes till the oil separates. (If using coconut milk powder, you may need to sprinkle a little water to prevent burning)
  • Now add the cooked chick peas, cashew nut paste and drained cauliflower.
  • Toss and fry the cauliflower in the masala briefly and then add about 2 cups of water and salt. Bring to a simmer.
  • Cook covered till  slightly thickened and cauliflower is tender.

Cauliflower Curry Kerala Style

Try it and let us know – Cauliflower Curry Kerala Style.

Notes:
  • You may garnish with ginger julienned, chopped coriander leaves and green chilli if desired.
  • Add a squeeze of lemon if you like the tart flavor.
  • You can also sprinkle some black pepper powder over the curry after cooking.
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