easy Cauliflower dish(updated-Without Yogurt)
Posted October 25, 2011on:
[Before Akay starts posting the yummy recipes in her blog one after other in quick succession as she promised, thought I sneak in one here]
– Cleaned, washed , cut cauliflower florets 1-2lbs
– 1 cup yogurt drained over night or use thick greek yogurt. I make do with the stuff I have usually in the fridge-that is why I drain the normal yogurt
Steam cauliflower just enough that, it is cooked but still has bit of a crunch. You can do in a streamer like the idli maker. Lazy me don’t want to wash 2 pots. So I put the cauliflower in a big pot, add just about 1/4 cup water. When cooked enough, drain off the water-normally not much water is left.
Mix yogurt with ½ tsp each of chilli powder , jeera powder,and chat masala. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the yogurt mix to the cauliflower to get a good coating- I shake up the pot few times instead doing with a spoon-you don’t want to mash it up. Add chopped coriander leaves or green onion etc for more color.
Try it as quick side dish or veggie appetizer.
Recipe inspired from Jamie Oliver’s recipe. As much as I cannot write proper recipe, I cannot follow one either- I make my own, therefore ‘inspired’
update: KR and Suman do not like Yogurt. call me sterotype old fashined, which Tamilian does not like yogurt?. A mallu me can live with just Thayir..only thing I want to eat at Laksh’s when I visit is thayir saadam. if she does not have big enough pot just for my batch, I will come with that..anything for thayir saadam.
Instead of Yogurt how about we try this( I never tried, think it works)- 1 Lemon’s juice, 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive oil (EVOO) mix well with ½ tsp each of chilli powder , jeera powder,and chat masala. Season with salt and pepper. it is more like a dressing now. it should work.
Note to UL: don’t cook, just microwave the Cauliflower.