Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cauliflower Chilli & Cauliflower manchurian

Cauliflower Chilli

This is one of the my all time favourite dish, which i wished to learn since so long. Recently while browsing i found a very simple method of preparing it which really turned out tasty and crispy.

Cut cauliflowers to make florets of medium size and boil it in water for 5 mins along with salt and turmeric powder. Usually we do this for cauliflower but i kept it little longer so that the vegetable gets more than half cooked. Drain the water and keep the florets aside in a plate.

Take equal amounts of Maida(all purpose flour) and corn flour in a vessel, add chilli powder, salt, permitted food colourant(orange color) and chopped pieces of ginger in it(just for flavor) and make batter of it with water. Not too much of water, the consistency should be thick, like how you make it for bajji/ bonda or pakoras.

Now as both the batter and boiled cauliflower are ready, heat kadai and add oil to it. When the oil is heated enough, take few florets and mix it with the batter till they are fully covered and put it in the oil and fry all sides equally and keep aside. Its done.

Note: Mix the florets with the batter just before frying it every time. Dont mix the florets in the batter before starting to fry, as it wont turn out well.

Cauliflower manchurian

 This is made with the same cauliflower chilli. Heat a seperate kadai add oil, chopped onions/spring onions, ginger garlic paste and cook it till the smell changes, add chopped capsicum, salt, leave it for a while and add tomato sauce, soya sauce and green chilli sauce and mix well till it comes to a boil. Now add the cauliflower chilli and mix well till it gets covered fully by the sauce mixture.

Serve hot... lol

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