Simple and Healthy Cauliflower Recipes
Cauliflower is one of the most popular vegetables in the Indian kitchen. This pale yellow color flower vegetable offers you a wide range of dishes. Regular consumption of this humble vegetable helps you to fight many diseases. It contains phytonutrients, vitamin K and C, fibers, and minerals which makes your immunity strong. Apart from that, you can make delicious recipes from it which can satisfy your cravings.
Origin of Cauliflower:
Cauliflower was originated from Cyprus Island from where it traveled to Syria, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Spain, and Northwestern Europe. The ancestor of cauliflower is believed to be a wild cabbage from which originated its other cousins' cabbage, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. The cultivation of cauliflower started in Indian around 150 years ago. It was brought to India by a British officer Dr. Jemson in the year 1822. He planted its seeds in various parts of Indian. Hence, the Britishers gave us a beautiful and tasty vegetable to eat
Let's talk about some delicious Indian cauliflower recipes:
Amritsari gobhi matar:
This cauliflower peas curry is very flavorful and tasty that no one can resist tasting it. The creamy white gravy is a winter favorite of all North Indians. It doesn't contain onion garlic. The recipe is completely vegan and gluten-free. It is made with cauliflower, fresh peas, Indian spices, tomato-puree, and nuts paste.
Cauliflower and peas are fried and cooked in spicy gravy containing various spices and nut paste. The creamy gravy goes well with Tawa Paratha.
Phoolkopi (Cauliflower) dalna is a typical Bengali recipe that is eaten with luchi (a puffed fried bread). It is a tempting and rich curry loaded with spices and cubes of potatoes and fried cauliflower. This iconic vegetarian dish is cooked as a side dish. It contains various spices like cumin seeds, bay leaf, dried red chili, garam masala, asafetida, turmeric powder.
The veggies are first fried and then cooked in a spicy tomato-based gravy which is tempered with dry red chili, asafetida, and ghee.
You can also enjoy this delicious bong recipe with steamed rice or khichdi.
Gobi Pepper Fry:
The next recipe on this list is dedicated to spice lovers with a combination of peppercorns and hot chilies. The cruciferous crunchy vegetable can be a great starter in your house parties. Well, this recipe is inspired by South-Indian "Chettinad cuisine". To make this recipe spices like mustard and cumin seeds are tossed in oil with some sliced onions and ginger-garlic paste. Once the masala is roasted, cauliflower florets are added cooked in the pan. When it turns golden brown curry leaves, green chili, and pepper powder is added and roasted on high flame this party crunchy starter is a must-try.
Goan Cauliflower Caldine:
Caldine curry is a non-spicy curry. So, if you are not a great fan of Indian spices then this one will meet your needs. Some Goan people also cook this curry by adding prawns to the curry. This curry is good for kids as it is less spicy and very nutritious. It is made with Cauliflower florets, onions, garlic, tomato, vinegar, grated coconut, coriander, and cumin seeds. All the ingredients like onions, garlic, tomato, spices are fried and cooked in coconut milk. Cauliflower and prawns are added to the gravy and cooked on low flame. It is a traditional recipe of Goa that gives you a sweet and tangy taste.
Kashmiri Phool Rogan Josh:
Have you tasted Kashmiri cuisine? If you haven't then you missed the taste of some mouth-watering recipes. One of the signature dishes from Kashmir cuisine is Cauliflower Rogan josh. It's a vegetarian twist of Mutton Rogan josh. The fiery red gravy is made of some exotic spices born in the hilly areas of Kashmir. The word Rogan stands for butter and Josh means intensity. That means a recipe cooked in oil at high heat.
The recipe is made by marinating the cauliflower with spicy powder containing curd, fennel seeds, and Shahi garam masala. The marinated cauliflower is fried in butter and cooked in a spicy curry. This super delicious gravy is served hot with butter naan, saffron pilaf, or Burani raita.
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