Thursday, December 27, 2012


Cauliflower palya is easy to cook and can be eaten with  Rice, Chapati, Poori or Dosa.
Ingredients :
Cauliflower : 2 cups.
Oil : 2 Table spoons.
Curry leaves : 2 Table spoons.( cut into small pieces).
Jeera : 1 Tea spoon.
Red chilly powder: 1/2 Tea spoons.
Vanghi baat  powder: 2 Tea spoons.
Salt : to taste.
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon.
Urd daal: 1/2 Tea spoon.
Turmeric Powder: a pinch.
Coriander leaves: 2 Table spoons.( cut into small pieces).
Coconut : (Optional). : 1 Table spoon. ( grated).
Wash cauli flower nicely and dip in warm water for 10 minutes. ( Add 2 tea spoons of salt to the warm water).   Wash again in plain water nicely and then cut into small pieces. Cut coriander leaves and curry leaves and keep it aside.
Now Keep water for boiling in a big pan and add cut cauliflowers and cook it for 5 to 8 minutes..
Keep a pan on the fire and put oil and heat. Put little mustard seeds and urd daal.  Let it spurt. Add jeera , curry leaves and roast for 1 minute. Add boiled cauliflower and fry nicely. Now add turmeric powder, chilly powder , Vanghibaat powder and salt. Keep a low flame and fry all together for 2 minutes. Now add coriander leaves and coconut to the cauliflower mixture and stir slowly. Put off the gas and remove the curry to a serving bowl. Serve Hot Cauliflower Dry curry with chapati or Hot Rice with a spoonful of ghee on the top of the rice.
Note : Use required water only. Cook cauliflower till its tender. Can use Garam Masala instead of Vanghibaath powder.  To prepare vanghi baath powder, dry roast 2 spoons of  coriander seeds,  1 spoon of   urd daal, 1 spoon of channa daal, 3 to 4 cloves,  a small piece of cineman and 4 to 6 red chillies. Dry roast  each spice separately and dry grind them together when its cool. Adding coconut is an optional to the powder. ( The powder should not be kept outside if you use coconut, since it gets spoiled within days). Can also use kopra( dry coconut) .
2 : serves.

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