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South-Indian Style Gobhi

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  Dried curry leaves 4 Tablespoon
  Cauliflower head 1 Medium, cut into very small florets
  Tomato 1 Large, finely diced
  Onion 1 Large, finely diced
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), diced
  Ginger 1 Tablespoon, diced (An Amount Equal To The Garlic)
  Green chilies 3 Small, finely chopped
  Turmeric 2 Teaspoon
  Red pepper 5 Teaspoon
  Salt 3 Teaspoon
  Fennel seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 5 Teaspoon
  Dried moong daal 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Lentil)
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ghee/Oil 1 Tablespoon

Put the cauliflower into a pot of water and bring it to a boil. Let it simmer one minute and then take the pot off of the heat. Set aside.

Dry roast the daal until it darkens and becomes aromatic. Set aside.

Put a little oil or ghee in another large (preferably non-stick) pot. Heat the oil over medium-high heat and saute the onion until it begins to brown. Add the ginger, garlic, and green chillies, and saute until the whole mixture is brown. Add the tomatoes and continue to cook until the tomatoes taste just done. Add the turmeric, red chili powder, and salt, and saute for a minute or two. Add the cumin seeds, fennel seeds, and daal. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then add the coriander powder and curry leaves. Stirring, saute for another minute or two.

Once the mixture is very aromatic and dark, strain and add the cauliflower, adding just enough water to "float" the florets. Uncovered, and stirring occasionally, simmer the mixture until it becomes somewhat dry. Taste for salt and serve with masoor (red) daal.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
This was my attempt to re-create a cauliflower dish that I'd had at a south Indian restaurant over the holidays.
South-Indian Style Cauliflower

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 389 Calories from Fat 60

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.7%

Saturated Fat 2.8 g13.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 10.1 mg3.4%

Sodium 1554 mg64.8%

Total Carbohydrates 65 g21.6%

Dietary Fiber 16.9 g67.7%

Sugars 12.2 g

Protein 23 g45.3%

Vitamin A 24.2% Vitamin C 217%

Calcium 27.9% Iron 45.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

South-Indian Style Gobhi Recipe, South-Indian Style Cauliflower