II  Masala Gobhi II

Spicy Cauliflower

Pressure Cooking Time : 2 Minutes

Ingredients: ( Serves : 6)

  • 1 Large Cauliflower (Gobhi), stemed and stump scored
  • 2 Large Onions, grated
  • 2 medium tomatoes, blanched and chopped
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 6 flakes Garlic
  • 1inch. piece Ginger
  • 2 tbsp. Cashewnuts, broken into pieces
  • 1 tbsp. Poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp. red chilli powder or to taste
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt, stirred
  • 41/2 cups water
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh coriander
  • 4 tbsp. Vegetable oil

Preperation :

  • In a bowl, add 4 cups of water with 2 tsp. salt, immerse cauliflower for about 1/2 hour and drain.
  •  Grind together to paste cashew nuts and poppy seeds, adding appox. 3 tbsp. of water from time to time.
  • Sepeartely grind together ginger, garlic and green chillies into a paste.
  • Heat Oil in a pressure cooker and add onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste. Saute for few seconds and add tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder and salt. Saute for few seconds and add 1/4 cup of water and cook till tomatoes are pulpy and the masala starts leaving oil, stirring continously.
  • Add yogurt and stir fry until yogurt is well blended and oil starts showing.
  • Add cauliflower. Stir and fry for about 5 minutes, till its florets stump down.
  • Remove from heat and add cashew paste and 1/4 cup of water.
  • Put back on heat and close the cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat. Reduce heat and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove cooker from heat. Release pressure with slight lifting of vent weight.
  • Open cooker. Transfer the cauliflower into a serving dish. Pour masala evenly over cauliflower.
  • Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.

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