Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tandoori Gobi Masala

In this dish succulent pieces of cauliflower is marinated in tandoori spices. You can also marinate chunks of paneer, mushrooms or even boiled potatoes to make more interesting variation to this dish. You can serve it with roti or paratha. Enjoy!!!

Preparations time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Serves: 4

2 cups cauliflower florets, parboiled
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 cup onions, sliced
1 cup capsicum, sliced
salt to taste
1 tsp oil

To be mixed into a marinade:
1/2 cup curds, beated
1 tsp Bengal gram flour (besan)
1 tsp ginger paste
2 tsp garlic paste
2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp kastoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
1/2 tsp tandoori masala (optional)
1 tsp chaat masala
salt to taste

For the garnish:
1/2 tbsp chopped coriander

1. Marinate the cauliflower florets in the prepared marinade for approximately 15 mins.
2. Heat the oil and add the cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the onions and capsicum and saute till they are translucent.
3. Add the cauliflower along with the marinade and saute for 10 to 12 mins till the cauliflower is cooked.
4. Add salt and serve hot, garnished with the coriander.

Note: Parboil the cauliflower florets in salted water. Blanch them in a bowl of ice water to stop their cooking. Take them out and pat them dry. The cauliflower florets should be underdone


Kajal said...

Dish looks delicious. I love Gobi masala. First time visit your blog. Great work....I like your corn in tamarind sauce. It is something different. I will try it.:)

Poonam said...

I am visiting here for the first time! I love your besan puri recipe...nice blog..

Athika said...

Hi kajal and poonam Thanks for visiting my site and for the comments hope you like my receipes.

Padma said...

Athika....your Gobi Masala looks yummy! I have observed that you use besan frequently.

Athika said...

Hii padma, I dont know somehow wat ever dishes I make it require besan in it. It is just coincidence nothing else. Thanks

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