Thursday, March 10, 2016

Cauliflower Korma (Gobhi-Korma)

    Are you all tired of routine cauliflower sabji/curry with regular spices? I'm sure you all are... Here is absolutely a scrumptious recipe for all the cauliflower lovers!
    This recipe is very effortless and goes well with Naan, Roti, Parathas and Rice. While you cook this, your family and even neighbours will ask you what you are cooking! That much flavorful, spicy Korma recipe. This recipe require simple ingredients but the taste is so appetizing...Let's not waste the time and get started...

For paste;
1 teaspoon oil
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
1 tablespoon dry coriander seeds
3-4 cloves
1-2 cinnamon sticks
1-2 whole cardamom
2 tablespoon poppy seeds
1-2 small bay leaves
1-2 long dry red chilies
1 cup roughly chopped onions
1 green chili
1 teaspoon ginger paste
2 teaspoon garlic paste
1/2 cup roughly chopped tomatoes
1/3 cup boiled cauliflower
Water as needed
For Korma Gravy;
2 tablespoon oil
1 cup cut and boiled cauliflower(Boil cauliflower in water for about 4-5 mins.)
1/3 cup chopped onions
1/3 cup chopped bell-pepper
1 tablespoon boiled fresh peas
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 teaspoon besan flour
Water as needed
Salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon dhanajeeru powder (cumin-coriander powder)
1 teaspoon kasuri methi
2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
for Paste;
* Heat the pan with oil.
* Add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, dry coriander seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamom, poppy seeds, bay leaves, dry red chilies and chopped onions.
* Sauté well.
* Add green chilies, ginger, garlic and tomatoes.
* Sauté again for couple of minutes.

* Sprinkle some water in between.
* Cook it well.
* Turn off the stove and transfer into grinder bowl.
* Let it cool down for a while and than make  paste with help of little water.

* Add boiled cauliflower in the roughly crushed paste and grind the paste again till gets smooth texture.

* Keep the paste aside.
* Heat the pan with oil.
* Add chopped onions and bell-peppers.
* Sauté them.

* Add boiled fresh peas and smooth paste in it.

* Mix yogurt and besan flour in a small bowl and add that in to gravy.
* Add 1/2 cup water in Korma gravy and cook for couple of minutes.
* Add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and garam masala.

 * Mix all well.

* Add boiled cauliflower in the gravy.
* Sprinkle some water if needed and cook.

* Add kasuri methi, dhanajeeru powder in it and cook for a minute.
* Add chopped cilantro and mix.
* Serve it with Parathas, Roti, Naan or Rice..

* Enjoy!!!!
 Happy Cooking and stay tune for next coming up Holi Special Recipes..


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