Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Tree of Life

Fried Cauliflower Tree on a bed of gravy.

  • Cauliflower costs section cut in 1" thickness(should look like a tree)
  • Ginger - Garlic paste 1tbsp
  • Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste 
  • Oil (oil for deep frying)
For the Masala
  • Sliced Onion 1/4 cup
  • Fennel Seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger - Garlic Paste 1/2 tsp
  • Chopped Green chillies 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli Powder 1/4 tsp
  • Dried Mango Powder 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Beaten curd 1/2 cup
  • Cream 1/4 cup
  • Chopped Coriander leaves to garnish.

Marinate the Cauliflower with the ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder, oil and salt. Keep aside for 15 minutes.

Heat the oil for deep frying in a pan and fry the cauliflower piece, till golden brown. Drain on to an absorbent paper and keep aside.

Heat another pan with 1/2 tsp oil. Add the fennel seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds cumin seeds and asafoetida. when they start to crackle, add the onions followed by ginger garlic paste and chopped green chillies. Sauté till the onions turn translucent.

Add the turmeric powder, garam masala, dry mango powder and stir for a minute. 

Add curd and cream and mix well. cook for 3-4 minutes.

Take a plate and spoon the gravy to the centre of the plate forming a round shape. Careful place the fried cauliflower tree in the centre. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Good with chapatis.

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