Nov 13, 2014

ಹೂ ಕೋಸು ಮತ್ತು ಆಲೂ ಮಸಾಲಾ ~ Cauliflower-Potato Curry

Cauliflower-Potato Curry/गोभी आलू मसाला/ಹೂ ಕೋಸು ಮತ್ತು ಆಲೂ ಮಸಾಲಾ 

Ingredients :
Cauliflower – 1 medium
Potatoes – 2 large/medium
Green Peas – 1 cup
Oil – 2 Tbsp

Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Onion – 1 medium
Ginger – 1 inch
Garlic –  6 cloves
Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1 tsp

Cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala – 1 tsp (optional)
Red Chili Powder – as per taste
Salt – to taste
Curd - 1 tbsp
Milk - 2 Tbsp

Grinding :
Onion - 1 medium
Green chillies - 3 -4
Tomato  – 1 large
Cashew nuts/Almonds - 5 -6
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp

few curry leaves, 2 strands of coriander leaves.

Method for Grinding :
First cut onion into slices, boil it in water until it looks transparent, soft, when its done, drain it. let it cool to the room temperature.

Cut tomato in to  slices, fry in a pan. Let it cool.
Now grind all the ingredients - green chillies, cashew or almonds, poppy seeds, curry & coriander leaves to a fine paste. Keep it aside

Method :
Wash the cauliflower under running water, keep it for few minutes so all the water drains out, now separate the florets, wash them again with cold water, heat water in a vessel, add the florets, 1/4 spoon of turmeric, salt , switch of the flame, close with a lid, set it aside for about 5 -8 mins.

Take a pan add oil, add mustard seeds, jeera, when it splutters add onion, saute until it looks cooked, add potato slices, fry until it becomes soft, add green peas, fry for few minutes.

Add cleaned florets of cauliflower, fry again until it becomes soft, add crushed ginger & garlic, saute for few mins, now add the ground paste to it, put on medium flame,cook until the mixture begins to leave sides of the pan, add curd & milk, let it be in medium flame, saute now & then, then add cinnamon powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, saute for a while, add water if needed.
Optional : I have added a handful of sprouted green gram.

Can be served with Chapatis or puris.

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