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The Healthy Cauliflower Stir Fry Curry

4 from 2 votes

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One of my favorite vegetable is cauliflower. Alas, the winter season is recending. Cauliflowers are found in abundance in the market during the winters – large and fresh ones. I often use this vegetable in the winters make the simple cauliflower stir fry! It happens be one of my daughter’s favorite dishes, too. Often, I give my daughter this cauliflower fry along with rotis for her lunch at school. And also, usually end up having this curry as an appetizer before the meals. This indeed is an excellent starter before lunch or dinner! Moreover, I simply love the softness of the cooked cauliflower along with a spicy twist! During my childhood days, my mother would often make this tasty dish for us. We always took heapfuls (more than our usual normal intake) of this curry and devoured it. This dish is very easy to prepare and can be cooked within 10 minutes. Did you know? Cauliflower is believed to come from Asia. In Europe they were first eaten in Italy. However, in the 16th century, the cauliflower spread throughout Europe. It was first grown in North America in the late 17th century.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsDinner, Lunch, Snacks
CuisineAndhra
Servings 3
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 - 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
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Instructions
 

  • Break away the cauliflower into florets. Approximately take 2 cups of these florets and wash in water. Drain the water and keep aside. Heat one tablespoon oil in a pan (kadhai or wok) Let it heat for a few minutes.
  • Add the washed cauliflower florets in this pan, stir for a few seconds, add turmeric, salt and water. Mix and cover the pan with a lid. Let this cook for approximately 3-5 minutes, on slow heat/gas flame.
  • Check in between, if required, whether the florets are cooked. Once cooked, remover the lid. Add chilli powder and mix well for a minute of high flame. You can adjust the amount of chilli powder, based on your taste.
  • Turn off the heat. If the cauliflower florets get charred slightly, this is fine. This renders a unique and tempting taste to this curry.

Notes

Precautions to be taken whilst cooking cauliflower:
  1. Too much cooking can turn the cauliflower mushy. Also, this releases sulfurous compounds, which results in unpleasant odor and bitter taste.
  2. To reduce the nutrient loss and retain the flavor, of cauliflower, steam it or cook it rapidly by boiling in a minimum amount of water.
  3. Avoid cooking cauliflower in aluminum or iron pan, as doing this will discolor the vegetable.
  4. Clean and ensure that there are no worms amongst the florets. As, sometimes, cauliflowers are prone to have some green or white colored, small worms hidden in the florets.cool

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Aparna Parinam
Aparna Parinam

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