Sunday, March 1, 2009

Cauliflower Pepper Curry



This is adapted from Mallika badrinath's recipe. I have made few changes to it. Main change was to remove the ghee from the list of ingredients :) The original recipes also uses small onions (pearl onions) and i didn't have them and i used regular onions and it still tasted good. This is nice variation to the regular cauliflower curry that we make and i made it mainly to send something different for JFI Cauliflower. This is very spicy, so pls. adjust the pepper and redchillies according to your taste.


Ingredients :
Cauliflower - 1 big
Onions - 1.5
Salt to taste.


To grind :
Pepper - 1/2 spoon
Red chillies - 3
Jeera/Cumin Seeds - 1 spoon
Onion - 1/2


Seasoning :
Mustard seeds, urad daal, hing and curry leaves



Method :
Steam cut cauliflower in microwave for 5, 6 minutes.
In the meanwhile, cut 1/2 onion and saute in little oil along with pepper and red chillies.
Let it cool. Add 1 spoon cumin seeds to the onion, pepper and redchillies and grind them with little water. Do not fry the cumin seeds along with the above said ingredients. It will smell like medicine when you cook!

Heat little oil and pop mustard seeds. Add hing, curry leaves and urad daal and saute till the daal is golden brown. Add the remaining chopped onion and saute till they are translucent. Add the steamed cauliflower, ground paste and salt to taste and cook till the raw smell goes.


It is sort of a dry curry (not too dry), so it tastes better with Rice than with Rotis.
I am sending this to JFI Cauliflower hosted by Mythreyee. JFI was originally started by Indira (Mahanandi)

I am also sending this to Divya's Think Spice Think Pepper

53 comments:

Deepa Hari said...

Cauliflower pepper curry looks delicious Vibaas...loved your puri masala too.

Indhu said...

yummy.. like you said.. this is a diffrent way of preparing cauliflower.. must have tasted spicy :)

Medhaa said...

I just cant get to eat cauliflower, though hubby dear loces it. looks lovely

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

this is a new combination...a good variation to the usual cauli curry... looks yummy!

Varsha Vipins said...

New combo to me..looks spicy..:)

jeyashrisuresh said...

nice variation to the usual one .will give a try.

Cham said...

Looks delicous and different curry

pooja said...

Looking spicy .Goes well with rotis and rice...Nice post vibaas

Nithya Praveen said...

Looks delicious Vibaas...the masala makes all the difference:)

Divz said...

thats an easy sabji...cool..
pls collect ur award too dear!!

Lavanya said...

your curry looks super yumm..thanks for stopping by!!

Sanghi said...

Looks different for me Vibaas! Will try out!:)

Jaishree said...

Curry looks delicious Vibaas..I have something for u in my blog. Pls accept!

Priya said...

Excellent curry, love the addition of pepper, must be tasted delicious na!!

Happy cook said...

Wow the curry looks so yummy delicious.

Madhumathi said...

I have made this curry once..But never made any changes..But now i wanna try again after seeing your post.It looks yummy :)

Madhumathi said...

I have tried this curry once..but didn't made any changes..Now after seeing your post I wanna try it again..Curry looks yummy :)

Mallugirl said...

nice to see a variation of cauliflower recipes.

Asha said...

Simple ingredients and dish looks fabulous, will try. There is a Peppercorn events somewhere, send it! ;D

A_and_N said...

That sounds so SPICY! It looks a bit similar to 'porichcha koottu' which is a fav here :)

Vicky Xavier. said...

cauliflower pepper curry looks yummy dear.

Maya said...

Yummy looking curry. I like the combi of cailiflower and pepper. I had tried a similar dish from the net long back and now thanx to you for sharing yours.

Preety said...

i don't like cauliflower but my husband loves it..may be i will try this variation for him..thanks for the recipe

Uma said...

looks and sounds yummy. Nice idea to add pepper to cauliflower. Btw, you can also send this to Divya's Think Spice-Think Pepper event.

Ashwini said...

Nice combination of pepper and cauliflower..Simple and delish..

Ramya Bala said...

This sounds to be a gr8 recipe with simple instructions Vidya and poori,masala....WOW...indha week neraya bloggers post pani tempt panreenga :(

Malar Gandhi said...

Vidhya, idhu romba different-a irrukku, love it. I always mess up with cauliflower dish...it gets cooked too fast, right. This curry makes me to try this right away...will give my best shot tomorrow...

Vibaas said...

thx for your lovely comments, friends.

Indhu, romba spicy-a irukkum idhu..so watch out :)

Malar, good luck. hope u like it :)ramya, inga dhaana irukka..inga vaa, i will make pooris for u :)

Asha, i think it's think spice think pepper. thx for letting me know. will update the post later.

Chandani said...

my husband's fav. veg, is cauliflower, so, i make it so often!! can't wait to try out this new recipe:)

Ann said...

Thats an interesting twist to cauliflower vibaas..and am a flower admirer.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

what a coincidence! I just posted cauli..kurma recipe.. and I see another version of cauliflower recipe..looks delicious! looks super yummy!

thanks for visiting my blog!

veggie belly said...

the ground pepper, jeera and onions sound great! ive eaten a mushroom curry that was very similar to this and it was incredibly yummy :)

Chitra said...

mmm,looks delicious..i have this recipe book.but never tried ..will try ur version soon:)

Akal's Saappadu said...

nice recipe for cauliflower, i don't do it very often; your recipe is pushing me to do it. bookmarking this one!

AnuSriram said...

That looks delicious! I love cauliflower in any form.

aquadaze said...

this is a lovely recipe vibaas..must try it sometime

Suma Rajesh said...

woo my fav curry...good with puri..

Premyscakes said...

lovely dish, bookmarked it.
cheers.

Sanghi said...

Tasty yummy curry..! Collect ur awards from my blog :)

n33ma said...

This is a good recipe...does Mrs Mallika have a website?

DEESHA said...

good recipe dear .. Loved the flavours

Swapna Pravin said...

Looks perfect & delicious. It's really awesome :)

Vibaas said...

thx girls for all your wonderful comments.this week has been so hectic and i'm expecting next week to be as bad as well..hope to get back to blogging soon :)

Keerthana said...

hiii, finally get to see all the posts i missed. loved the poori baaji post. it has been and still is a hot favourite with us.
Cauliflower - pepper combo is new to me. sounds good and yummy.

Gita's Kitchen said...

THis curry is very different from the usual cauliflower curry I make..thanks for sharing this Vibaas...I love the color of this dish...

Dershana said...

pepper in there is a nice twist!

Malar Gandhi said...

Vidhya, thanks for those lovely words at my blog. Vadagam is nothing but a mixture of all the Tamil nadu tempering spices...preserved in such a way...it lasts for years!!! Has distinct aroma...tells the whole neighbourhood!!!

Hope this link below helps you ra,

http://www.kitchentantra.com/search?q=Tamizhar+Thalippu+Vadagam

Usha said...

Cauliflower pepper curry looks yum and delicious :-)

Yasmeen said...

skipping ghee is certainly a healthy idea,the curry looks spicy good:)

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Gita's Kitchen said...

Please trail back to my blog. I have something waiting for you :)

Sahaja said...

hey was searching for cauliflower easy recipe since long...bookmarked this and def gonna try :)

Divya Vikram said...

Love mallika badrinath's recipes. Thanks for sending it to Think Pepper event!

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