Tuesday, February 16, 2016

CAULIFLOWER TALASANI

CAULIFLOWER TALASANI

One of the vegetables I use often is cauliflower. Apart from it being used in a variety of dishes, cauliflowers have many health benefits as well. It is very handy when you are short of time, as it gets cooked very soon. Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for Masala Cauliflower, Gobhi ka Kheema, and Shahi Masala Gobhi.

Today's recipe is from my friend, Shamala Bhat and is called, "Cauliflower Talasani." In Konkani,  talasani is a stir fry with a distinctive seasoning of garlic. They can be also made with different vegetables like, for example, ivy gourd or beans.





Ingredients:
  • Cauliflower, large-sized, 1
  • Turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli Powder, 2 tsp, or to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
  • Garlic Cloves, 15-20
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, 2-3 tsp
Method:
Wash the cauliflower and cut it into florets
Peel the garlic cloves and keep aside
Soak the cauliflower florets in a mixture of turmeric powder, salt and water for about 15-20 minutes
Then drain the water fully from the cauliflower florets
In a thick-bottomed kadhai, heat oil and when it gets hot add the peeled garlic 
Fry the garlic till it becomes light brown in colour
Lower the flame, add the chilli powder and salt and fry for a few seconds, taking care that it does not get burnt
Add the cauliflower florets and then the lemon juice and mix well till the cauliflower florets are evenly coated with the mixture
Cover the dish and cook over medium flame without adding any water, stirring from time to time, till the cauliflower florets get done
Serve hot as a side dish