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Curry with cauliflower and peas

Prep

10 min

Cook

15 min

Sine high school days, losing weight has always been on my wish-list.After gaining so much of weight in UK, I got back in track with aerobics and running. I was once a gym-addict. Yes, it was “ONCE”. After my wedding, I have become too busy cooking and eating. Thanks to S for making me eat a lot of wrong foods. This has resulted in unimaginable gain in flesh around my waistline :-)
One good thing that I did for this new year is that I joined a gym. S was quite skeptical about me being regular to it and kept discouraging me from day 1. I have been hitting the gym for the past few days and I could feel myself more energetic and healthy. There has not been major changes in the food I prepare. I just replaced our menu more with lentils (in the form of dhal, soups, soondals) and vegetable stir fries.


One such exotic dish is Cauliflower peas masala. I eat them as a sandwich with wheat bread. This dish is a healthy yet tasty curry made from steamed cauliflower and peas. These two veggies are slow cooked in the creamy and aromatic tomato-onion sauce. The addition of garam masala infuses a mild spiciness to the dish perfectly. The final addition of fresh coriander leaves and dried fenugreek leaves adds a lovely flavor to the gravy. Finely chopped coriander leaves on top brings a beautiful contrast of colors in the dish making my plate tempting to spoon them quick. I serve this with pulka, chapati, roti and as a sandwich.


Gobi mutter masala
Source: My mother
Ingredients
1 kg cauliflower
1 cup frozen peas (thawed)
1 onion – finely chopped
1 tomato – puree
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
4 tsp coriander powder
2 tsp garam masala
2tsp dried fenugreek / kasoori methi
1/2 cup coriander leaves – chopped
1/2tbs ginger-garlic paste
1 tbs lemon juice
500 ml water
Salt to taste
1tbs olive/ canola oil

Method
Wash and clean the cauliflower florets. Bring the water to a boil. Add little salt and throw in the cauliflowers and cook for 6-7 minutes. Once done, remove and let it cool.

Heat the oil in a cooking vessel. Once they get heated up, add the onions and little salt and cook till they brown lightly. Add the ginger garlic paste and cook for further 2-3 minutes. Then add the turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder and cook till the raw smell disappears. Mix in the tomato puree and add little water, about 25ml and cook covered for 10 minutes.

Once the onions soften, mix in the cauliflower florets and peas. Sprinkle the garam masala on top and adjust salt to taste. Pour the lemon juice and finally garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and hand-crushed dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi).

 

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  1. Wow the pic looks very tempting and ofcourse having a lotta lentils are a great source of fiber… Infact I have a threadmill at home which I use regularly and K keeps telling me that he has become fat while I have gone thin 😉

  2. Nice combination dear..Looks very colourful and tempting…

  3. Even I feel motivated now to keep up with my gym routine :-). And that is one excellent dish

  4. I'm so glad I stumbled upon this recipe. This dish sounds delicious and I like the combination of cauliflower and peas. Do you make your own garam masala or do you buy it premixed?

  5. I've been looking around for an easy, doable gobi mutter or aloo gobi recipe and it looks like I've found the perfect one. Thanks!

  6. I was looking for gobi recipe and thought you might have one on your blog—and you did! I made it for dinner tonight and both Sam and I liked it a lot. It was very simple to make and we had almost all the ingredients on hand. Thanks for sharing a great and delicious recipe!

  7. Delicious recipe. made it tonight for dinner. My husband & I loved the dish. Normally am not a fan of gobi but this recipe was too good. Thx for sharing!

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