Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cauliflower & Coconut Curry


Cauliflower contain compounds that may help prevent cancer. These compounds appear to stop enzymes

from activating cancer-causing agents in the body, and they increase the activity of enzymes that disable

and eliminate carcinogens. A cup of boiled cauliflower is an excellent source of Vitamin C, B5, B6, manganese

folate and dietary fiber.

Lot of people don’t like cauliflower for its smell, with the aroma of the few spices and a dash of grated

coconut to enhance the taste, i would surely say this curry will work well even with a cauliflower hater.

Try it out and let me know, how you liked it.

Preparation Time – 10 Minutes

Cooking Time – 15 Minutes

Serves – 4


Cauliflower – 1

Dry Red Chili – 2 or to taste

Coconut Oil –1 Tbsp

Asafoetida powder – pinch

Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp

Urad Dal – 1 Tsp

Curry leaves chopped – 1 Tbsp

Grated Coconut – 3 Tbsp

Salt – 1 Tsp or to taste

Water – 6 Cups

Salt – 1/2 Tsp


1) Wash and chop the cauliflower florets from its stem and make them medium bite sized florets

2) Boil the water and once it is well boiled, add 1/2 tsp of salt and dump the cut cauliflower florets

to this hot water and leave it for 2-3 minutes.

3) Drain the hot water and using cold water rinse the cauliflower well and set it to drain.

4) Lot of times, small worms get into cauliflower and the step 1-3 is to get rid of them. If the

cauliflower you buy doesn’t have worms, just skip the above steps and go to step 5.

5) Heat a pan, add a Tbsp of coconut oil and then add the mustard seeds.

6) Once the mustard seeds stop spluttering, add asafoetida powder, urad dal, red chili and

curry leaves.

7) Once the urad dal slightly browns, add the cut and drained cauliflower florets to the pan.

8) Add salt and turmeric powder and cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring in between.

9) Once the cauliflower is tender increase the heat and stir fry till the water evaporates and

you get a dry curry.

10) Add the grated coconut and stir to mix evenly and switch off.

11) Serve with steaming hot rice or flat bread of your choice.

Notes – If you are skipping the first three steps, you might have to cook the cauliflower for a

longer period of time. So adjust the cooking time accordingly.


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