Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Easy Veggie masala with Cauliflower and Bell Pepper

After a month of snow we are seeing a rise in mercury level today. Though I don't believe that 2012 is the end of the world, the erratic weather had me wondering for a while. Global warming has been the hot topic for ages, and now the world is worried about the cold spells. I have no clue, whether it is kaliyuga, or the El Nino, one of the scientific reasons, what do you think?

Whatever comes in 2012 or whatever happens tomorrow, we need to deal with the present, right? So far no controversies on that bit, I hope. Since food is an essential and we are on a food blog, let’s get back to the obvious. Ever since Oraphan announced her giveaway, I have been thinking of sharing this recipe, but got delayed with the holiday season and the recipes thereof.

CB curry

This Cauliflower-Bellpepper masala is an easy dish. I make this as a side dish for chappathi, whenever I am not in a mood to saute onions, or in a time crunch.

Ingredients

Cauliflower- 1 small/half of a big
Broccoli- 1medium
Bell pepper- 1/2 of a big
Tomato- 1
Garlic(crushed)- 9-10 cloves
Coriander powder- 1 Tbsp
Red chilli powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp(optional)
Chaat masala- 1 Tsp
Coriander leaves- For garnishing
Cooking oil- 2-3 tbsp
Butter/Oil-1 1/2 Tbsp

Method:

1.Cut the cauliflower and broccoli into bite sized equal pieces.
2.Heat oil in a wide pan and add crushed garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes.
3.Add salt and all the powders except chaat masala and mix well
4.Throw in the cauliflower and broccoli pieces and mix well to coat with masala.
5.Pour 2-3 Tbsp of water, cover and cook till the veggies are 3/4 done on medium low heat..
6.Meanwhile slice bell pepper and tomato into juliennes
7.Heat another pan and add butter/oil and saute bell pepper followed by tomato till they are almost cooked.This is done separately to mainain the crispiness of bell pepper
8.Add this to the cauliflower masala,mix and cover to cook for almost 4-5 minutes or till the veggies are done. Do not overcook ,as it will make it mushy.
9.Switch off the heat and add the chat masala and mix well.
10.Serve warm with roti or naan after garnishing with coriander leaves.



Notes:

1.Cooking the bell pepper and tomato is optional and so is cooking in butter.
2.This is a dry preparation, so try to use minimal water.

Contributor :Namitha

61 comments:

  1. The curry looks too tempting and colorful ...

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  2. wow..............lovely clicks dear.

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  3. very colorful and yummy currry dear

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  4. Absolutely Superb! The first click is just awesome:)

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  5. I always like easy recipes..easy and yummy preparation.

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  6. Very colorful and tasty cauliflower subji:)

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  7. simply delicious and lovely click and beautiful presentation as always...

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  8. What a flavorful dish! It looks excellent.

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  9. Lovely colours and looks yummy dear.

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  10. Oh Wow! Your Easy Veggie dish looks absolutely amazing! It sounds simple that I can't wait to give it a try. I also LOVE all these beautiful photos. What a fantastic presentation!

    Sorry I've already used Random.org to pick the winners yesterday but I'll add your name in the recipes drawing prices which I haven't done it yet. Thanks so much and wishing you the best of luck!

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  11. Nice click...Looks so yummy..perfect with chapati

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  12. That just looks wonderful and colorful,Gulmohar!

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  13. Looks pretty healthy n nice!!!I will surely try this out!!!

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  14. I like healthy and delicious dish like this...and I need to eat more healthy food.

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  15. this will be one of the best dishes for a busy weekday dinner..looks simple and tasty

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  16. i too make gobhi capsicum, capsicum given very nice flavor to the sabzi

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  17. Colorful and pretty looking sabzi :)

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  18. Lovely recipe and easy to make I often make this.Lovely click.

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  19. looks awesome pass me the plate I have a chapatti!!!

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  20. I like the addition of bell peppers..will try it.

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  21. I like the addition of bell peppers..will try it.

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  22. Very colorful curry...seems so healthy n perfect with roti.

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  23. The first thing I noticed was, how colorful it is :), that by itself is very inviting!.. nice :)

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  24. Very colorful..I can already visualize it... would be awesome with chappathi!!

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  25. nothing to add, it's simply delicious!!!

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  26. What a wonderful recipe. I love the flavors & ingredients. Thanks...

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  27. colorful and looks tasty..beautiful pictures

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  28. hey nice stir fry gulmohar...it luks very inviting n colourful...nice veges used n spices combo is 2 gud

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  29. Well If it is snowing in Southern India I would probably believe the word gonna end soon.
    The color is just gorgeous- After all if u live in East coast Gosh U need to bare the worst cold weather!

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  30. What a wonderful dish. I love curry with cauliflower in it. I can't wait to try it.

    Our weather is warming up today and should be back to seasonal temps (70s F) in no time. We aren't used to such long cold snaps here in Florida!

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  31. oh this sounds great with the peppers! I love the colors!

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  32. Lovely recipe dear!! Wonderful pics too.. n I agree with u evrybody was talking abt global warming n suddenly temperatures have dropped to lowest in decade!!

    Renuka
    http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

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  33. @Nostalgia:(referring to the comment on my blog) you're right, it's about 25g, I omitted it because,in italy, we use yeast in pack of 25g.If you want a very good pizza use only 15g and let rise for up to 4-5 hours.

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  34. This is a lovely colorful curry.

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  35. Colourful and yummy yummy....

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  36. looks delicious and such a wonderfully easy and flavorful dish!

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  37. That is a colourful and flavoursome dish!!!

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  38. That was a nice dish. I prepare it the same way but I dont use barcolli and chat masala.

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  39. Very flavorful veggie curry Nami!
    Loke those crunchy vegetables.

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  40. Droolworthy masala veggies, looks prefect with rotis..

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  41. Looks colourful and delicious...lovely dish...

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  42. Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year.
    I appreciate for your wonderful presentation with mouth watering pictures. Veg curry looks delicious and yummy.

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  43. Curry is too inviting,wish could grab some from the pic :):)

    Chitchat

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  44. Here in France, we're having a normal winter (as it is meant to be, with snow & low temperature) this year and experts say that it didn't snow this much since the 1960's...last year, we had a wonderful hot summer and a normal spring.....everything seems to be normal, maybe it's kinda re-cycling after a period of years.... so, global warming?????????

    let me concentrate on your delicious veggies instead :):):)

    they look good, crunchy and well flavoured(nice idea frying the bell pepers& tomatoes separately)must have tasted great with the chappatis!!! have a nice day!!

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  45. Delicious and colorful dish....amazing clicks.

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  46. Hi ! :) That is an interesting dish. SPices always make a dish so good. thnx for sharing and tq for visiting mine :)

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  47. The veggie masala sounds delicious, I like the combo of bell peppers and cauliflower!

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  48. Wht a colorful presentation ....Gr8 jod

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  49. Thanks a lot guys..Sure you all will like this :-)
    Oraphan : You are so sweet :-)Thanks a lot !!

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  50. Lovely color and looks yummy dear..

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