Friday, December 20, 2013

Cauliflower Curry

What's your plan for the coming festive season and year end? A great party, Christmas with family, or getaway to rest and relax? I am doing nothing of that sort. Currently I am on annual leave and will be going back to work next year. How nice. I can sleep in late, no need to go through the mad morning rush, nap in between, watch TV and simply laze around. 

We don't celebrate Christmas so I am free and easy. Still, the usual housework with cooking without rushing and depending on ready made ingredients especially for curries. With time in hand, I made the curry paste for this vegetarian curry and added caulis  - aromatic thick creamy curry. I have other recipes too for caulis. Perhaps you would like to try aloo gobi, cauli butter stir fried, cauli coriander curry, cauli fritters, cauli pakoras or cauli cultets???    

1/4 cauliflower (about 400g) - cut into florets.
1 large onion - sliced
1 tomato - sliced
1 1/2 tbsp yogurt (stir to remove lumps)
Spices - 1 cinnamon, 3 cloves and 1 star anise
2-3 sprigs curry leaves
1 tbsp ghee/butter
1 1/2 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

For the curry paste (ground/blend)
1 tbsp almond stripes/5 almonds (without skin)
1 tbsp poppy seeds/kas-kas - soaked in water for 15 mins
5 garlic
1/2 inch ginger
5 shallots
Plain curry powder - as needed

Sauté onion and spices in heated ghee/butter plus oil.
Add curry paste.
Fry till aromatic and oil splits. 
Put in tomato and caulis.
Pour about 1/2 liter water. 
Season with salt; stir and simmer till caulis are softened.
Lastly add yogurt and curry leaves.
Off the heat and give a good stir. 
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  1. What a fantastic curry. Have to make itfor next party

  2. The colour of the curry looks so enticing!!!

  3. we too dont celebrate christmas but i need to get some gifts for my daughters teacher so need to go shopping for that.Guess you are very much enjoying your holidays NAVA. you always give such a nice color to your dishes, as usual i love it .

  4. Curry looks so yum! I like the use of almonds and poppy seeds.That'll go very well with hot puris!

  5. We too don't have any plans for christmas. What I am excited about is the festival of kite flying which falls on 14th January..Hope to be able to celebrate it this year.
    I recently had similar curry and i loved it...I'll give it a try..

  6. Curry looks sooo creamy . Adding ghee and yogurt would have added a good flavor and texture to the curry.

  7. Inviting color.. Yummy cauliflower curry.. Love to have with phulkas..

  8. tempting curry n love this attractive color :-)

  9. sounds great.. :) lovely curry!.. should try this way once!

  10. Wow that is a colourful cauliflower curry. Perfect Balance of Spice and flavours.

  11. What a lovely warming dish. Have plenty cauliflower at home, I'll definitely make this curry :)

  12. Im crazy Lover Of Cauliflower And Ur Recipe Is Just Too Tempting. Enjoy ur holidays and Recharge Urself For Next Year <3

  13. Delicious curry. Such a nice mughlai variation.

  14. Like the blended spice mix, lovely curry :)

  15. Oh my...what a beautiful colour! I love cauliflower curries especially with lots of potatoes in it. My Christmas holidays are turning out to be hectic because of our house move. But yes, I cannot look at the weighing scale anymore! Not long before you will see salads on my blog:-)

  16. What a lovely and healthy dish, cauliflower curry! Will give this a try too :)


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