25 March 2012

Cauliflower and Peas Masala Kerala Style

Everyone loves a change from the usual routine. When it comes to curries for chapathi, the most common in our house are moong, garbanzo beans, mixed vegetables and potato bhaji. Sometimes we tend to get bored of the same taste. Cauliflower peas masala was something new. At home no one is  fond of cauliflower but with this gravy everyone loved it. 



INGREDIENTS
Cauliflower - A medium one ( the one I used weighed 356g)
Peas - 1/2 cup ( I used frozen)
Turmeric/Manjal - 1/4tsp +1/4 tsp
Split Black Gram/ Uzhunnu parippu - 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds/ Malli - 2 tbsp
Red Dry Chilly/ Vattal Mulaku - 4
Scraped Coconut/ Thenga  - 1 cup (tightly packed)
Shallots/ Cheriya Ulli - 10
Garlic/ Veluthulli - 4 cloves
Curry leaves/ Kariveppila - 1+ 1 sprig
Onion/ Savala- 1 large (thinly sliced)
Lime juice -  of 1 medium size lime
Coconut Oil - 2 + 1 tbsp
Water - 1/4+ 1/4+ 2 cups ( approx 1/2 cup more to grind the masala)
Salt - as required



METHOD
  • Cut cauliflower into small florets.
  • Cook cauliflower and peas separately after adding 1/4 tsp each turmeric powder, 1/4 cup each water and salt.Keep aside.
  • In a kadai heat oil. Add split black gram when it turns golden add coriander seeds and dry red chilly.Remove and keep aside.
  • In the same kadai add the coconut, shallots, garlic and 1 sprig curry leaves and roast till brown in colour.
  • Remove and grind it into fine paste along with the split gram, coriander and dry red chillies.
  • Heat a kadai. Add 1 tbsp oil and saute the onion. 
  • Now add the cauliflower, peas, ground masala and water. 
  • Add the lime juice. 
  • Add the required salt and let it come to a boil.
  • Add a sprig of curry leaves. 
  • Serve hot with roti or jeera rice or ghee rice.


Cooking Tips:
This is a medium spicy curry. Adjust chilly as per taste.
It is better to grind the masala in a grinder as the masala needs to be ground into a nice paste.


28 comments:

  1. Looks absolutely yum Rinku!! Iam definitely going to try this as I always break my head when it comes to cooking the cauliflower!

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    1. Yeah me too Shir. But this is one curry I will be making more often now.

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  2. You know its been long that I didnt have cauliflower and your dish is making me crave for it more :)

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    1. Thanks Priyanka. Do try it and let me know.

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  3. This preparation looks awesome !

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  4. The curry looks so inviting. I am bookmarking this )

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  5. Tempting Cauliflower masala curry, awesome clicks too :-) You can send this also to the KK Event On Going Event The Kerala Kitchen

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  6. Inviting cauliflower !! tempting too !!

    Ongoing event CC:Vegan Diet - Plant Based Food

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  7. Delicious and flavourful curry ..loved your lovely blog dear..
    Anjana

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  8. Kothiyavunnu,perfect and tempting curry for chapathi.

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  9. Looks absolutely delicious!Love the South Indian flavors in this curry!Have to try it now :)

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  10. LOOKS TASTY N VERY ATTRACTIVE TOO........
    MAHA

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  11. absolutely delicious curry, so tempting !!

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  12. I love cauliflower and this looks delicious!

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  13. Hi Rinku,

    I love cauliflower too and this looks like a must try for me. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I can't believe I didn't find your blog earlier. You have a beautiful blog and I'm very happy to follow you. :)

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  14. my mummy make this...and it tastes amazing...love it with rotis or dal rice

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  15. This and Poori/Roti was always in huge demand at our place :)

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  16. Love this with rotis :) Haven't had this in a long time

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  17. This is very delicious and mouthwatering curry.
    You have a wonderful blog.Glad to follow you dear. Do visit my blog in your free time
    http://www.foodydelight.com/

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  18. The picture is simply gorgeous! Cauliflower is one of my favorites and with peas sounds like a huge hit to me.

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