Thursday, July 27, 2017

Achari Gobi Recipe | Cauliflower Recipes

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achari gobi
Achari Gobi recipe with step by step photos.It is always quite a task for me to plan a menu on everyday basis.It is easy for me to plan the lunch menu as I usually end up making the vegetables like carrot,beetroot,pumpkin, bottle gourd, ridge gourd which TH does not prefer to eat but surprisingly the little one loves to eat all these vegetables regularly and his new found favorite vegetables are pumpkin,carrot and beetroot.So the remaining vegetables make their way for dinner and it is quite boring to cook the vegetables in a same manner every time.Hence I always look for vegetable recipes so that it does not make our dinner boring.
achari gobi
Cauliflower is one of the favorite vegetables at home and I love to try various new recipes with it and I have tried this achari gobi recipe from Sanjeev kapoor's book and it is quite simple to make and it turned out quite delicious too.
Check out other cauliflower curry recipes in my blog:
achari gobi
Here is how to prepare achari gobi with step by step photos:
Achari Gobi Recipe:
Serves 2-3 | Author: Prathibha
Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins | Total time: 30 mins
Cuisine: North Indian | Category: Side dish

Ingredients:
1 medium Cauliflower,separated into big florets
1 Onion,roughly chopped
1.5 tsp freshly grated Ginger
1 tsp freshly grated Garlic
2 Green chilies,chopped
2 tbsp chopped Coriander leaves
3/4 cup curd
3/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red chili powder
1.5 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Amchur powder
Salt, to taste
1.5 tbsp Mustard oil

to temper:
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
1/2 tsp Nigella seeds(Kalonji)
1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds(methi)
1/4 tsp Asafoetida

Method:
  • Wash and cut the cauliflower into big pieces and check carefully for the insects.Heat water in a big pot and add salt to it and add cut cauliflower pieces in it and boil for 3-4 mins until they are half cooked.Strain them and keep aside.
  • In a kadai heat mustard oil until it is smoking hot and switch off the flame and let it cool for a while,
  • Heat the mustard oil again and crackle mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, nigella seeds, fenugreek seeds and then add asafoetida to it and fry for half a minute.
  • Now add grated ginger, garlic and chopped green chilies and fry them for a minute. Then add chopped onions and fry nicely until they start to turn brown.
  • Add blanched and strained cauliflower pieces to it and give a good stir and fry for 2-3 mins.
  • In a cup whisk the curd with turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, salt, garam masala and amchur powder and keep it ready.
  • Remove the pan from the stove or reduce the flame completely and then add whisked curd mixture to it and mix nicely and cover it and cook for 8-10 mins until the cauliflower pieces are cooked and the yogurt mixture is dry and has been absorbed completely.
  • Add coriander leaves to it and mix well.
Serve it hot with rotis/parathas/rice.

Notes:
  1. Mustard oil adds a nice flavor to the achari flavored curries and hence do not skip it. If you do not have it use the regular vegetable oil or sesame oil.
  2. Mustard oil has high smoking point and hence you need to heat the oil until it is smoking hot.But you need to cool it and heat it again otherwise the spices will burn in the extremely hot oil.
  3. You can even add potatoes along with gobi and make achari aloo gobi.
  4. Cauliflower can be substituted with brinjal pieces to make Achari Baingan or with Paneer piecs to make Achari Paneer or with Potato pieces to make achari aloo.
  5. You can even add 1 small chopped tomato or 2-3 tbsp tomato puree after you fry the onions and proceed with the same recipe.
  6. Keep the cauliflower florets big else they get mushy at the end.

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