Thursday, May 31, 2018

CAULIFLOWER UPKARI

CAULIFLOWER UPKARI

Amongst vegetables, cauliflower is one that has always been popular at my home. I make dishes using cauliflower quite often as they have numerous health benefits.  One of the dishes in this blog that many have tried out and appreciated is Masala Cauliflower. You will also find recipes here for other Konkani dishes namely Cauliflower Ambat and Cauliflower Talasani.

Today's recipe is for the simple, easy to make Cauliflower Upkari.  In Konkani, we use the term
" upkari" for any type of stir fries. This is served as a side dish with the main meal of rice and dal.




Ingredients:

  • Cauliflower, medium-sized, 1
  • Onion, large -sized, 1
  • Green Chillies, chopped, 2-3
  • Curry Leaves, a sprig
  • Mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, 2-3 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Coriander Leaves, finely chopped, 1 tbsp

Method : 

Wash the cauliflower and break it into florets.
Add a little salt and some turmeric powder to a bowl of water and keep the cauliflower florets immersed in this for about 10 minutes. This keeps away all the impurities, if any,
Drain the water and keep the cauliflower florets aside
Chop the onion and green chillies
Heat oil in a thick bottomed kadhai and on medium heat add the mustard seeds. When they splutter add the chopped green chillies and curry leaves and saute for a few seconds
Add the chopped onion and saute till it becomes translucent
To this add the cauliflower florets and salt to taste
Sprinkle a little water, mix well and cook covered on medium flame till the cauliflower gets done
Make sure the cauliflower does not get overcooked. It should be done yet remain firm.
Finally garnish with the finely chopped coriander leaves
Serve hot as a side dish with the main meal