Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Easy Veggie masala with Cauliflower and Bell Pepper
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.
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.
Cauliflower- 1 small/half of a big
Bell pepper- 1/2 of a big
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
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.
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.