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Cauliflower Garbanzo Fry

5 Mar

cauliflower_garbanzo
Cauliflower Garbanzo Fry .

Cauliflower is broken into small florets and cooked in oil along with boiled garbanzo / chickpeas. A freshly ground spice powder is added to the cauliflower fry for flavor. Serve cauliflower garbanzo fry with steamed rice or with roti etc.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Cauliflower Garbanzo Fry .

Ingredients:

Cauliflower 1/2 of Small Head
Garbanzo / Chickpeas 1/4 Cup
Cinnamon 1/4 inch Stick
Cloves 1
Star Anise a tiny Piece
Coriander Seeds 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Red Chile Powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Salt to taste
Oil 1 Tbsp

Method of preparation:

Remove outer leaves, break cauliflower into small florets and thoroughly wash them.
Use canned garbanzo or pressure cook the soaked garbanzo until soft.
Grind cinnamon, clove, star anise and coriander seeds into fine powder using spice blender.

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and curry leaves.
Add cauliflower florets and fry for couple of seconds.
Cook covered on low flame for around 5 minutes or until cauliflower softens a bit.
Uncover, stir in garbanzo and fry till cauliflower turns golden brown around the edges.
Stir in the ground masala powder and fry for around 2 minutes.
Stir in turmeric powder, red chile powder and salt.
Remove from heat and serve cauliflower garbanzo fry with steamed rice or with roti etc.
Notes: Make sure cauliflower is cooked well and not raw.

Suggestions: If cauliflower is not cooked well, add a splash of water and cook covered on low flame till done.
Variations: You can also add lemon juice once the cauliflower is removed from heat. You can also boil the cauliflower before adding to the pan in case of a large batch.
Other Names: Cauliflower Garbanzo Fry.