Roasted Phool Gobhi Curry

 

This is one of my favorite dishes. It was the main dish for our vegetarian thanksgiving dinner this year.

I make this with full cauliflower and with florets. Same method. Its a hit among family and friends everytime!

 

What you’ll need:

  • A large Cauliflower – 1
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Red Onion roughly chopped – 1 medium
  • Tomatoes roughly chopped – 2 large
  • Ginger roughly chopped – 2 inch piece
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Green Chilies (or Chili Powder to taste) – 2 to 3
  • Turmeric – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil as required
  • Chopped Cilantro for garnish

Method:

1. Clean the whole cauliflower. Smear some oil over it and sprinkle some salt. Place in a preheated oven (450 degrees) for upto 35-45 minutes, until the cauliflower is tender.

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2. In a large pan dry roast the coriander, cumin and mustard seeds on medium heat, until they smell fragrant – about 5 mins. Grind to rough powder. Mix in the turmeric powder.

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3. Grind the Onion, Tomatoes, Ginger, Garlic and Chilies to a paste.

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4. In the same large pan, on medium heat, add 2-3 tbsp oil. Add the ground paste and saute until the raw smell is gone.

5. Add the ground dry spices and salt to taste. Cook another 5 mins.

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6. Place the roasted Cauliflower in the pan and pour the gravy over it. Cover and cook for an additional 5 mins.

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7. Garnish with Cilantro and serve with Rice or Roti. I placed the Cauliflower on a bed of rice and served the gravy separately for thanksgiving.

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