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Cauliflower with Dry Coconut

25 Aug

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Cauliflower Endu Kobbari Kura.

Cauliflower is combined with dry coconut in this quick curry. Cauliflower is steamed till almost cooked but still raw. Oil is tempered with spices and onion is briefly fried. Cauliflower is added to onion to let it brown a bit. Finally good amount of grated dried coconut or coarsely powdered dry coconut is added.
Makes: 3 – 4 Servings of Cauliflower with Dry Coconut.

Ingredients:

Cauliflower 1 Small
Onion 1 Small
Dry Coconut (grated or ground) 2 tbsps
Green Chiles 3 – 5
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Cloves 4
Cinnamon 2 inch long stick
Cardamom 2
Caraway Seeds 1/2 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and chop the green chiles.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Remove outer leaves, break cauliflower into small florets and thoroughly wash them.
Bring few cups of water to a boil, add cauliflower florets.
Boil till cauliflower is almost cooked but still holding the rawness.
Alternatively, steam the cauliflower florets till they are just soft still holding lot of its shape.

Heat oil in a pan on medium flame, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
After a few seconds, add onion and green chiles.
Fry till onion turns translucent.
Then stir in cooked cauliflower florets and turmeric powder
Fry the cauliflower till the edges start to turn brown.
Then stir in dry coconut and fry for half a minute.
Season with sufficient salt, mix thoroughly and remove from heat.
Serve cauliflower with dry coconut over hot steamed rice or roti.
Notes: Make sure cauliflower is cooked just right.

Suggestions: If cauliflower is not cooked well, sprinkle a tbsp of water into the pan and cook covered till done.
Variations: Cauliflower with Curry Powder, Cauliflower Pickle, Mustardy Cauliflower.
Other Names: Gobi Nariyal Bhaji, Phool Gobi Curry.