Saturday, February 28, 2009

Cauliflower (Black)Pepper Fry

I tried this recipe for the first time today and it came out very well. Actually, I was talking to one of my undergrad friends, Hamsika, about two weeks back and she told me about this dish. Since I had not heard of such a simple dish with cauliflower before, I got curious and took the recipe from her to try it out. I would encourage people who like cauliflower to try this and see if you like it.

Ingredients (about 2 - 3 servings):

Cauliflower - 1 small cut into small florets
Butter (if you are not a calorie freak) - 1 tablespoon (or more if you like it buttery)
(You can use the same amount of cooking oil as well)
Cumin seeds - 2 teaspoons
Black pepper powder - 3 teaspoons (vary this to suit your taste)
Salt to taste

Procedure:

1. Cook the cauliflower florets with water and some salt in a vessel until they get a LITTLE soft. You should be able to break them with a spoon, like, it should be tender but not mashed. This should roughly take about 7 - 10 minutes on the stove top on medium heat. Drain the water and set the half cooked florets aside.
2. In a pan, heat some butter (or cooking oil), add cumin seeds and the florets from step 1. Mix the contents well and fry for a minute or so.
3. To step 2, add some black pepper powder and salt, fry until the cauliflower turns light golden brown in color and turn off the stove. This should roughly take about 10 minutes on medium heat. There you go!

You can use freshly ground black pepper instead of the powdered version. I tried this as a side for rice and it was yum. Haven't tried this with chappathis yet, but I have a feeling that it will be good :-). Thanks to Hamsi!!!!

2 comments:

Preety said...

the cauliflower looks nice and spicy

Anu said...

@ Preety: Thanks :-)