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!
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
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 )
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!