Well the way our streets are adorned with big heaps of cauliflower, it is but natural that you find yourself indulging in a Cauliflower mania! Typically this season, we find ourselves cooking or eating Cauliflower parathas, Pakodas, Cauliflower Sukhi, Cauliflower Subji, Masala etc. The list is endless, unless of course, somebody has actually made a halwa or a cake with a cauliflower! I am not surprised though.
Anyway, you won't find me attempting that for sure. Athamma, as I was saying the other day, insisted that we take advantage of the bounty seen on the roads. And one fine day, got a big flower herself. This happened couple of days before we decided on the trip. These days Athamma has taken on herself to visit the local market. Initial she used take Konda along with her during Konda's hols. But I think she has mustered enough courage to cross the language barrier and just manage to pick up anything and everything she feels like.So I ended up making subji twice and something else.
In end I still found some florets lying in the fridge. I thought four days shouldn't affect it really. Well it didn't, it was still as fresh as how I put it in. For want of better lunch box ideas, I was thinking what I was going to make as the side dish for the Okra Sambar I planned. The beautiful florets came to mind. It was literally calling me ok, pleading infact for ignoring it for so long. I decided I was going to make a Sukhi with it as a side for the dal. Come what may as a reaction from hubby, I decided to go ahead.
Today's Lunch Box had
Lady's finger Sambar
Dry Spiced Cauliflower ~ Sukhi Gobi with Roasted groundnut powder
Since Aquadaze sent a mail with her event on nuts focused on peanuts, I was keen on sending something as I am so fond of these. So this sukhi was seasoned with roasted groundnut powder, which gave such a sublime taste to the cauliflower, I couldn't believe it was possible. I called up hubby and asked if he liked, he said he did. Best was my colleagues liked it very much and were lamenting that I didn't get enough. This is surely something I am going to be making more often!
Dry Spiced Cauliflower ~ Sukhi Gobi with Roasted groundnut powder.
Cauliflower florets - 250 gms
Onion - 1 medium
Chili powder - 1/ 2 tsp
Coriander - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric a pinch
Mustard seeds - a pinch
Curry leaves- 4-5 leaves
Groundnut powder - 2 tsp
Wash cauliflower and soak in salted hot water for 10 mins. let it drain.
Heat a kadai with oil, splutter mustard seeds along with curry leaves. Then sauté onions till they are brown.
Add the drained cauliflower, sprinkle the turmeric and salt. Cover with a lid and simmer for 5- 6 mins.
Then add the chili, coriander and garam masala. Stir well and again simmer for 5 mins. Let the steam get back in, so that the florets get cooked in the process.
Finally add the groundnut powder and mix well. Let it cook for 2-3 mins.