Fried Cauliflower Curry

..the moment I came to know that Jaya has extended the deadline for her 'repost event', I was all excited & ready to try my first recipe, ever posted on my blog 'the Vaangi Ulli Theeyal'. Truth to be said, when I tried my hand the first time on this recipe, I was not impressed with the outcome. Yes, the taste was good & edible but there was no 'W.O.W' factor involved.

..I wanted to get that this time..so the next thing I did was - I researched and finally landed on Sig's blog - 'Eggplant Theeyal'. and was truly impressed!...my motto was to get the 'brown sauce' she mentioned in her post.

...well the result is below -


..no brownness as expected becoz - I added too much of coconut! :(.. I love grated coconut in gravy-based dishes, so out of that habit, I added I guess a tad bit more than expected. I was too depressed to even blog about it but the verdict my roomies gave while their taste-testing was very encouraging. They loved it! C'mon who doesn't love coconut. :).. So, I am happy now..am gonna try this again, add 'right amount' of roasted coconut with spices & get the 'brown sauce' into it! :-).

..and as many of you all know, we had a very heavy spat of snow from past two days here in DC area. Normally I love snow but I hate anything 'too much of it'..:(.. All of us were literally stuck at home and thank goodness we did our errands on Friday itself!


..in such depressing times, our minds automatically trigger for some serious 'indulging & comforting food' and my roomie, P made one such dish. As per her, there was no particular name for this, so we came up with one - 'Fried Cauliflower'. Paired with some simple Jeera rice & above Theeyal on the side, it was pure heaven! Thank you P for brightening our long, boring, snowy days with this awesome recipe. :)



Fried Cauliflower

Ingredients:

1 medium-sized cauliflower
4 cups corn flour
2 tbsp all purpose flour (maida for binding) [this is not added in this recipe]
2 tbsp garam masala
salt -to taste
1 tbsp red-chilli powder
1 medium sized onion, chopped
2-3 green chillies, finely chopped
1 tsp chilli-garlic sauce (store-bought)
1 tsp tomato ketchup
oil - to fry


Preparation:

1. Cut cauliflower into small florets and pressure cook them with enough water. Drain the water & keep aside.(don't let them completely cool down)

2. In a mixing bowl, add corn flour, garam masala, red chilli powder, salt with warm (pressure-cooked) cauliflower florets. Mix well until the florets are properly coated.

3. Heat oil in a pan and fry these coated cauliflower florets. Drain the excess oil on paper towels.

4. Now, heat a tsp of oil in a separate kadai and saute onions with garlic & green chillies, until light golden brown. then drop the fried cauliflower florets. Mix in the ketchup & garlic sauce. Adjust the seasoning if needed.

5. This can be eaten just an an appetizer or snack or as a side-dish. Enjoy!




P says - She was asked to make this dish for almost every potluck party until now and it is always gone in minutes!..After tasting this, I am not-at-all surprised by that! :-) 

Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!

Chao,

16 comments :

  1. DC looks like skiing resort Siri. Hope they clear the roads for the business. Take care on icy roads.
    Theeyal and cauli are delicious!

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  2. Oh so sad the storm I mean... But the fried cauliflower is soul comforting!!! Nice color!!!

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  3. There is nothing called too much coconut you know ;) The brown color is mainly from the tamarind and from roasting the coocnut till its really brown, but not burned. And the fried cauliflower looks delicious!

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  4. Cauliflower dish sounds delicious, I am sure it would be perfect combi with rice!

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  5. Ahh...so much snow! Cham is right...it looks like snow resort. :)
    the Fried cauliflower? sound yum! :)

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  6. Fried food is always yummy. Snow pix looks very depressing, like cham says may be you can ski :)

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  7. i can feel the pain of so much snow..specially when you want to clear the pathway/driveways and clean up the car...!

    flower curry looks delicious...

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  8. I like that you added more coconut! The sauce looks so tasty. I really have to try cooking cauliflower as I've seen it done on so many blogs including yours.

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  9. Cham - Well said Cham. It is just like a skying resort & the worst part - it is expected to snow 6-8 inches tomorrow & day after. All the DC offices are closed..again! :(

    Ramya - Yup, the fried cauli was indeed comforting ramya :)

    Sig - I was envisioning for the 'brownness' Sig. You are right, I didn't roast coconut for a long time. next time I will :-)

    Parita - thanks dear.

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  10. Sonia - Snow resort it is :)..though it is a bit cleared up today.

    Asha - Thank you Ashaji.

    Ruchika - too much of snow and the 'whiteness' around you is v.v. depressing! after tomorrow's second spat of snow, it will b even worse :(

    SE - It took 2-long-dreadful-hours to shove the snow out of our doorway and even 4 tylenols have stopped working.

    Cynthia - the sauce was v.v. tasty and for any fried stuff - I am always up for it ! Thanks for dropping by Cynthia :)

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  11. ah there's the dish you mentioned in my post. if you feel low, just eat something fried. instant perk up :)

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  12. Thanks for the wishes for my laddu. He calls himself yummy kid now a days. Starting school this year, cant believe it, still remember the first diaper!

    I saw the news that it is going to snow again. Take care Siri, stay warm and cook lots of fried food :D

    Snow is beautiful but after one point it just becomes irritating doesnt it?

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  13. Enjoy the snow and stay warm ! The fried gobi..count me in :D Looks awesome

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  14. This is fabulous! I have always loved cauliflowers yet I have never thought of frying them!

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