Monday, October 14, 2019

GOBHI MATAR BHURJI

GOBHI MATAR BHURJI

Cauliflower remains one of our favourite vegetables. This is evident from the number of dishes you will find in this blog made with cauliflower. For example, you can check out the delicious Masala Cauliflower, the easy to make but yummy Gobhi Besan Subzi, and Schezwan Gobhi Matar made in the Indian-Chinese style.

Today's recipe is for a bhurji made with two popular veggies, cauliflower (Gobhi in Hindi) and Green Peas ( Matar in Hindi).  Bhurji or Burji is a side dish that is served as an accompaniment for Indian breads such as rotis, naans and the like.

I have adapted this from Gobi Bhurji by the reputed cookery expert, Nisha Madhulikaji. I have not done this but if you wish you can add 1 chopped onion after the cumin seeds sizzle and saute till it becomes translucent.



Ingredients:-
  • Gobhi ( Cauliflower), 500 gms
  • Matar ( Green Peas) fresh or frozen, 1 cup
  • Medium-sized Tomatoes, 3
  • Hing (Asafoetida) Powder, 1/8 tsp
  • Jeera (Cumin Seeds) 1/2 tsp
  • Onion, chopped, 1 (Optional) 
  • Haldi (Turmeric )Powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chillies, finely chopped, 1-2
  • Ginger, 1" piece (grated)
  • Dhania ( Coriander) Powder, 1 tsp
  • Chilli Powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Kitchen King Masala, 1/4 tsp
  • Oil, 3 tbsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Coriander Leaves, finely chopped,  2 tbsp
Method:-

Wash the cauliflower and break it into florets
Keep the cauliflower florets in adequate amount of warm water along with a little salt for about 10 minutes
Wash the florets again and drain away the excess water
Transfer the washed florets to a food processor to chop them or grate them manually
Keep the grated cauliflower aside
Wash the tomatoes and blanch them by immersing them for about 2 minutes in boiling water and then transferring them to cold water. next de-skin the tomatoes and chop them into small pieces.
Heat oil in a thick bottomed kadhai and on medium heat add the hing powder and the cumin seeds and allow them to sizzle ( ** Add the chopped onion here if you are using onions)
To this, add the turmeric powder, finely chopped green chillies, and grated ginger
Saute for a few seconds and add the coriander powder,  chilli powder and mix well
Now add the chopped tomatoes and salt to taste
Cook covered for about 2-3 minutes till the tomatoes become soft
Next add the frozen green peas, mix well and cook for another 3 minutes
To this, add the grated cauliflower along with 2 tbsp of water
Mix well and cook covered on medium heat stirring from time to time till the cauliflower gets done
Add the Kitchen King masala and cook for 1 more minute
Lastly, garnish with the finely chopped coriander leaves 





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