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'Exquisite' means of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight .A food that's creative, thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented and easy to eat makes it absolutely delicious.On this corner,I have tried to recollect the spicy memories and food that I have enjoyed, a delicacy that still persist on the corner of my heart.Hope you too will enjoy it. Bon Appetit !


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Gobi / Cauliflower Masala


  1. Cauliflower - 1 medium sized
  2. Shallots/Pearl onions - 20-25 no:s
  3. Tomato - 1
  4. Green chilly - 3 No:s
  5. Ginger - 1 inch size
  6. Garlic - 4 pods
  7. Chilly powder - 1 tspn
  8. Corander powder - 1tspn
  9. Turmeric powder - 1 1/4 tspn
  10. Garam Masala - 1/2 tspn
  11. Salt
  12. Whole red chilly
  13. Mustard seeds
  14. Curry leaves
  15. Water - 1 cup

How to make

Break the cauliflower into medium-sized florets.Wash then well. Take warm water in a bowl,add 1 tspn turmeric powder and salt to it. Put the florets in it and keep aside for 30 minutes. Drain the water well and deep fry the florets. Grind half of the shallots,ginger,garlic and 2 green chillies in a mixer to make a paste. Make tomato paste by grinding in the mixer. Heat a wok. Add 1 tbspn oil,whole red chilly, splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves. Add remaining shallots (cut lengthwise) and green chilly  
(cut lengthwise) .Saute well till the shallots become translucent. Add the ground shallot paste and saute well till the color changes. Add chilly powder,coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and saute till the raw taste leaves. Add the tomato paste and cook till oil separates. Add the fried florets and mix well. Add 1 cup water and salt to taste.Cover the lid and cook well. Serve hot. Goes well with chapati.

Sending this to Smita's and Sonia's Healthy Cooking Challenge event 

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  1. Chilly powder - 1 tspn
    Corander powder - 1tspn
    Turmeric powder - 1 1/4 tspn
    Garam Masala - 1/2 tspn
    when to add the above ingredients?

  2. Oh! sorry ...... I have corrected it.... Add the powders before adding tomato and saute till the raw taste leaves...

    Thanks for letting me know the mistake......

  3. divya i posted the above comment as anonymous.yesterday i tried this gobi masala and turned out to be very delicious. i made a small change in it, instead of frying the florets i put it as such to avoid intake of oil. Just need to check that the florets are well cooked before u turn off the burner. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Thanks lekshmi... usually I make this without deep frying. i just wanted to bring a change..So this time i tried deep frying....happy to hear that you loved the recipe...