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Cauliflower Mulugu Peratu

Monday, November 23, 2009

King of Cauliflower Dishes

Cauliflower, a cruciferous vegetable, is in the same plant family as broccoli, kale, cabbage and collardsThe milk, sweet, almost nutty flavor of cauliflower makes us to carve for it. Cauliflower mulugu peratu is the unique dish that comes from south India. This dish so unique that we don't need any of our regular curry spices.
No red chili powder, no coriander powder, no garam masala and even turmeric. Wat? u think i am exgarating right?? But its real no powders or any thing-- jus (CPG) -Cumin seeds,  Peeper, Garlic  n our Indian special --- Tempering..
Boiled to perfection and then cooked with our CPG  masala along with onions for that curry effect. This cauliflower mulugu peratu leaves us in divine pleasure. But i added a little bit red chili powder as he is a little bit spicy eater. But the original recipe doesn't call for chili powder..

So lets go to the easy yet delicious cauliflower mulugu peratu recipe: 

Cauliflower: 1, cut into small florets
Onion:1 big, finely chopped
Green Chili: 2, chopped
Butter: 1tbsp
Red chili:2
Channa dal: 1tsp
Urad dal: 1tsp
Cumin seeds: 1tsp
Mustard seeds: 1tsp
CPG Masala:
Cumin seeds: 1tsp
Pepper: 11/2 tsp
Garlic: 5-6 cloves
Cilantro: To garnish

 Crush all the cpg masala ingredients into a coarse mixture in a mortar with pestle 

1) First take the cauliflower florets in a micro wave bowl n add water to cover florets. Cook for 10 mins on high.( if u want to boil on stove, then first  boil water and add florets. Cover n cook for 10 mins on medium heat.) 

Don't cook them too soft. jus cook until they are fork tender.
2) Drain the water from florets n keep them aside.
3) In a pan, heat butter n add all the tempering ingredients. Fry for 1 min.
4) Add little bit of CPG masala n cook for 15secs.
5) Now add onions, gren chili n cook for 5 mins. Jus until they leave their raw smell. Onions have to be little bit crunchy.
6) Now add remaining CPG masala n cook for 30 secs.
7) Now add florets n stir well. Cook for 2-3 mins or until florets absorb masala flavor. Max of 5 mins.
8) Switch off n garnish with cilantro.

 Enjoy this crunchy delicious cauliflower mulugu peratu with rice... 


Priya November 23, 2009 at 2:40 PM  

mmmm.. looks yummy.. love cauliflower :)

my kitchen November 23, 2009 at 7:21 PM  

Looks tempting

Rekha November 23, 2009 at 8:42 PM  

looks yummy and delicious

Silpa November 24, 2009 at 10:47 AM  

Thank You all

Sushma Mallya November 26, 2009 at 7:23 AM  

Nice recipe,am sure tastes great with roti

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Malar Gandhi November 29, 2009 at 7:11 AM  

Guess first time here, good to discover ur blog:) Love cauliflower dishes, this is a good one, sounds nice:)

Silpa November 29, 2009 at 5:35 PM  

Thank you malar Gandhi

Silpa November 29, 2009 at 5:35 PM  

Thank you vincent. sure will add my blog

kitchen queen February 6, 2010 at 11:28 AM  

delicious and yummy cauliflower dish.

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