Keema Gobhi /Minced Cauliflower Curry
Keema Gobhi /Minced Cauliflower Curry
A unique cauliflower recipe I am going to share with you is Keema Gobhi Minced Cauliflower Curry. Cauliflower is a very interesting vegetable as most parts of it can be cooked. The florets are the part of the plant that most people cook, however, the hard stem (danthal recipe) is edible and tasty too. My mom used to pickle the tender green stalks. To cut the cauliflower, first, remove the outer leaves and then slice the florets at the base where they meet the stalks. You can further cut them if you desire pieces that are of a uniform size or cook a regular Cauliflower-Potato or Green Peas Curry; you can even make Parathas (stuffed Indian bread) fritters, soup, as starters, main course and even a dessert with it. In keto diet, you can make Cauliflower rice. I have also made a Cauliflower Frittata!
The classification of a comfort meal for Indians is a plate of dal-chawal and any masala vegetables on the side. A typical dinner or lunch usually includes these three dishes, the rice replaced with rotis or phulkas in north Indian homes. The truth is that there is such a great variety of vegetables available in the market that one can try different ways to cook them and never get bored. Winters bring cauliflower, peas, pumpkin, broad beans, turnip, and many more.
Cauliflower, Peas- Seasonal Vegetables
According to the seasons, one should expand your vegetable repertoire and cook different kinds of seasonal vegetables. They will bring variety to your meal and break the monotony of the same veggies. But most importantly they will boost your health by providing essential nutrients that are a must for that particular season. Cooking is no rocket science but the main ingredient “LOVE” should not be ignored. Where there is love there is a gourmet dish! The recipe I am sharing here of Keema Gobhi/Minced Cauliflower Curry is unusual and the dish is absolutely delicious. You can prepare your own variants with the same basic recipe.
Way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!
Being a non-vegetarian since birth and then turning veggie by choice, I looked to alternatives for cooking tastier and nutritious vegetarian fare. My husband turned veggie along with me and he was a total foodie and it was always a challenge to meet his high standards. I completely vouch for the saying that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!! It is proven true many times over.
Recipe for Minced Cauliflower or Gobhi Keema
1 Cauliflower grated
1 large onion chopped finely
A tbsp. ginger garlic paste
1 large cup milk
1 bowl green peas
2 green chillies
2 green and black cardamoms
1’ piece cinnamon
An anise flower
1 tsp. turmeric
A tsp. red chilli powder
1 tbsp garam masala or pav bhaji masala
A tbsp coriander powder
1 tbsp oil
Fresh Coriander leaves for garnishing
Method for Keema Gobhi or Minced Cauliflower Curry
Wash and grate the cauliflower till the floweret area. Heat a wok or skillet and add the oil. Once it is hot add all the whole masala (cloves, cinnamon.etc), then add the ginger-garlic paste.
Once it is a little brown add the finely chopped onions and the green chillies. Sauté till the onions are a golden brown, and then add the peas and sauté a little.
Now add the grated cauliflower and let it simmer a bit. Then add the milk and let it cook till the milk dries up. Milk is crucial to this recipe as it helps in removing the typical cauliflower smell and gives a richer taste to the dish.
Add the salt, turmeric, chilli powder and pav bhaji masala (I find garam masala too strong for my delicate digestion so I use pav bhaji masala) and sauté till nicely golden.
Finally, add the two beaten eggs and sauté like scrambled egg. The end result should be a golden gobhi keema with the green peas highlighted.
Garnish with the coriander leaves and serve hot with roti, naan, or any bread. Break the roti and scoop up the Keema Gobhi and taste the burst of flavours in your mouth.
I love the grilled sandwiches which I make with the leftover Keema Gobhi for breakfast!
Today I had Minced Cauliflower with Fenugreek Bread or methi roti and my favourite winter salad of radish.
Keema Gobhi /Minced Cauliflower Curry is a unique recipe, isn’t it?