Are you the fussy one who finds a reason to not eat veggies? Or you know of someone who does that? I am guilty of being one when I was a child. I recall vividly that I never wanted to eat any vegetable curry made by Mom :). Mom figured out a way to make me eat them. She started preparing stuffed parathas (indian breads) with the dry vegetable curries. I devoured them to no extent.
Today I bring to you a recipe made from cauliflower. This recipe involves marinating the cauliflower in a spicy mixture and then baking them. It can be eaten as an appetizer or a side dish for lunch or dinner. Try this recipe out. If you are someone who does not like cauliflower, I assure you you will go for seconds!
4 cups chopped cauliflower (chop them bite sized)
2-3 tbsp sriracha sauce (adjust according to your taste)
2-3 tbsp all purpose flour
2-3 tbsp cornflour
water (as needed)
1 cup onion (chopped in squares)
2 cups colored peppers (chopped in squares)
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp asafoetida
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tbsp turmeric powder
2-3 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tbsp garam masala
2-3 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
- In a mixing bowl add all purpose flour, corn flour, 1 tbsp oil, sriracha sauce and mix well. Now toss in the cauliflower pieces. Adding little water at a time, try to coat the cauliflower with the mixture. Make sure to not make it too watery.
- Place the coated cauliflower on a baking sheet and bake at 300 F for 20 – 30 mins. Once you see the charr on cauliflower they are ready.
- Now place a pan on heat. Once hot add 1 tbsp oil, mustard and cumin seeds, ginger and asafoetida. Once the seeds start to crackle add the onions.
- Once the onions are golden brown add the peppers. Cook for 2-3 mins, add cilantro and turmeric powder. Cook for a min and now add tomatoes and ketchup.
- Cook for 2-3 mins and toss in the bakes cauliflower. Add salt, garam masala and mix well.
- Turn off heat and garnish with fresh cilantro.