Sunday

Sautéed Cauliflower Bhaji/Sabzi

Cauliflower
This is one of my favorite veggies, Hmm, how many favorites do I have? Well I guess I love all the veggies and a day doesn’t pass without having them on the menu as well as eating. I love the greens of the cauliflower, but have never come across anyone selling the whole vegetable, packaging concerns I guess. But I do miss the fresh veggies that we used to get, fresh from the farms. Next year in the summer I am making it a point to find out if these are locally grown so that I can get hold of the greens.
I believe for some reasons cauliflower is not in good books of some people because of the smell which is due to sulfur compounds present in the vegetable. However it is been found out that, the enzymes with sulfur compounds help in detoxifying the liver and prevents cancer. So here is a simple sautéed/stir-fry recipe and use of masala gives nice distinct flavor to the dish!


Ingredients:
4 cups cauliflower, chopped, rinsed
1/2 cup onions
2 – 3 green chilies, chopped
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp goda masala (if unavailable, use garam masala)
pinch of turmeric
salt to taste


Preparation Method:
1. Heat oil in a large pan or skillet and add the mustard seeds. As they splutter, add the chopped chili, onions and sauté till translucent.
2. Add the chopped cauliflower and sauté for 7 – 10 minutes.
3. Add salt, turmeric and masala and saute for few more mins.
4. Remove from heat and garnish with cilantro. Serve it as a side with chapati or just have it as it is(I did  )


Cauliflower


Preparation Time: 15 mins
Serves; 2 – 3
Note: I have not used any water in the recipe and is a simple sauté. Any little moisture that was, was from rinsing the veggie.
The green chilies that I use are very small (1 -2 inches), so use your own discretion while using!

24 comments:

Tina said...

Simple and mouthwatering dish....

Pari said...

I like these simple phodni vaali bhaaji. Perfect for Poli or Sadhaa varan bhaat.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Looks delicious and simple sabji. I always love these simple preparations as they taste great and retain the flavour of the sabji. Lovely pic.

Chitchat

Sushma Mallya said...

Simple but really good to have with chapathi...

kitchen queen said...

wow! ymmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm my favourite cauliflower.Looks very delicious and tempting.

Deepa G Joshi said...

I love this simple yet very tasty bhaji..a quickie!! Amazing snaps :)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear SE
Another great one from you...simple and straight..I think the Mustard seasoning with Onion will be quite good...will try tomorrow. ( All Bongs need a bhaji while eating dal and rice, so do I)
Have a nice and exciting week ahead

Priya said...

Am ready to finish that whole bowl, really tempting..

Kanchan said...

this is my fav dabba sabji :D
Easy and you can never get bored of it !

prasu said...

wow.....simple and yumm dear.

Palidor said...

I have lots of favorites, including cauliflower. Looks delicious.

jeyashrisuresh said...

i too love cauliflower.looks easy and simple.

Parita said...

Thats a gorgeous click!!

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey even i love this cauliflower sabzi...we sometimes even add a tomato in it

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey even i love this cauliflower sabzi...we sometimes even add a tomato in it

Gulmohar said...

Simple and delicious..:-)

Sarah Naveen said...

looks soo yummy.. i ahve my vesrion of this coming soon..
This looks absolutely delicious.

kothiyavunu said...

Ooohh, lovely, that looks really good.I love anything that contains cauliflower.

Cham said...

Cauli,cabbage/raddish some just run away for the smell! U ve really chopped very finely- looks great!

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks good and delicious...nice presentation.

Joanne said...

I love cauliflower, weird smell and all. What a spiced up dish! Delicious.

And yes the sulfur compounds are the ones with anti-oxidant activity. Good stuff.

tasteofbeirut said...

I love your recipe! It sounds so simple and flavorful! Plus it is faster than the Lebanese method. I would love to know what you do with the cauliflower greens!

SE(Denufood) said...

@hey all..thanks for your inspiring comments.

@joumana..I prepare a another version of this vegetable where i mix both the flower and its greens..its much more tastier when greens are added

Nostalgia said...

Yummy..feast.. Like your photo..

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