Friday, January 30, 2009

Lunch Box Series : LBS#43

Well the way our streets are adorned with big heaps of cauliflower, it is but natural that you find yourself indulging in a Cauliflower mania! Typically this season, we find ourselves cooking or eating Cauliflower parathas, Pakodas, Cauliflower Sukhi, Cauliflower Subji, Masala etc. The list is endless, unless of course, somebody has actually made a halwa or a cake with a cauliflower! I am not surprised though. Anyway, you won't find me attempting that for sure. Athamma, as I was saying the other day, insisted that we take advantage of the bounty seen on the roads. And one fine day, got a big flower herself. This happened couple of days before we decided on the trip. These days Athamma has taken on herself to visit the local market. Initial she used take Konda along with her during Konda's hols. But I think she has mustered enough courage to cross the language barrier and just manage to pick up anything and everything she feels like.

So I ended up making subji twice and something else. In end I still found some florets lying in the fridge. I thought four days shouldn't affect it really. Well it didn't, it was still as fresh as how I put it in. For want of better lunch box ideas, I was thinking what I was going to make as the side dish for the Okra Sambar I planned. The beautiful florets came to mind. It was literally calling me ok, pleading infact for ignoring it for so long. I decided I was going to make a Sukhi with it as a side for the dal. Come what may as a reaction from hubby, I decided to go ahead.


Today's Lunch Box had

Lady's finger Sambar
Dry Spiced Cauliflower ~ Sukhi Gobi with Roasted groundnut powder
Plain Rice
Curd Rice



Since Aquadaze sent a mail with her event on nuts focused on peanuts, I was keen on sending something as I am so fond of these. So this sukhi was seasoned with roasted groundnut powder, which gave such a sublime taste to the cauliflower, I couldn't believe it was possible. I called up hubby and asked if he liked, he said he did. Best was my colleagues liked it very much and were lamenting that I didn't get enough. This is surely something I am going to be making more often!

Dry Spiced Cauliflower ~ Sukhi Gobi with Roasted groundnut powder.

Cauliflower florets - 250 gms
Onion - 1 medium
Chili powder - 1/ 2 tsp
Coriander - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric a pinch
Mustard seeds - a pinch
Curry leaves- 4-5 leaves
Groundnut powder - 2 tsp

Method to prepare:

Wash cauliflower and soak in salted hot water for 10 mins. let it drain.

Heat a kadai with oil, splutter mustard seeds along with curry leaves. Then sauté onions till they are brown.

Add the drained cauliflower, sprinkle the turmeric and salt. Cover with a lid and simmer for 5- 6 mins.

Then add the chili, coriander and garam masala. Stir well and again simmer for 5 mins. Let the steam get back in, so that the florets get cooked in the process.

Finally add the groundnut powder and mix well. Let it cook for 2-3 mins.

I am sending this yummy cauliflower with peanuts to Aquadaze's Lets go Nuts event!

And to My legume Love affair, hosted on my blog, an event started by Susan!

Finally to Sunshinemom's FIC, this month being Yellow. I hope she believes this is yellow..:)

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29 comments :

Chitra said...

Hmm...ur lunch box made me hungry:)Yummy sukhi gobi:)thanx for posting!!

aquadaze said...

:)) hugs..and thanks!! such a lovely twist to the cauliflower..I get bored of eating the same sabzi made the same way everytime - this one should be a nice change!

sriharivatsan said...

Srivalli, nowadays am checking your lunch box series when i didn't get any idea what to give for lunch to my DH...Another yummy dish from you..Tx for sharing dear..

Divya Kudua said...

I recently blogged about aloo-gobhi and my hubbys reaction..hehe.This one looks exactly like how he pictures the dish..dry and shriveled look of the gobi in the masala..am gonna try out this one for sure!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..lovely lunch..yummy

Sunshinemom said...

Tasty dabba - where do you work? I will join there esp. for lunch:) Thank you, Valli for the entry too!!

Simran said...

We eat lot of cauliflower in this season too. Great recipe

indosungod said...

I love the look of the dry spiced up cauliflower Valli, certain members :) of my family are unhappy when given mushy cauliflower.

How about some Cauliflower pickle?

Jayashree said...

The groundnut powder sounds like a nice, flavourful touch.

Srivalli said...

Thank you all for stopping by...

notyet100 said...

never tried gobhi with peanuts,..this version looks yum,..

Navita said...

Srivalli great recipe.

Indhu said...

yummy cauliflower :)
very nice pictures and I like all your lunchbox series... nice combos there...

jayasri said...

hi,

I have never tried like this must try some time looks very interesting and yummy too :)

Varsha Vipins said...

Sukhi GObi looks so yummy Valli..:)

Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Ummmm, my mouth is watering. This dish sounds so good. I will be tying this one. I don't have any cauliflower today, but I will get some this weekend. I love peanuts, too. They add flavor to so many things.

Poornima Nair said...

Hi Srivalli...Dry Cauliflower looks so good...adding peanuts is something i will surely try...

Madhu said...

Like the way gobi looks, adding peanut powder gives very tasty flavour.

veggie belly said...

Thats a great sounding recipe. And im pretty sure it is yellow. Hey, it does have turmeric in it ;) The groundnut powder is peanut, right?

Alka said...

My tummy is grumbling now coz i am damn hungry...not because i haven't ate anyhting ,but because dal rice and gobi subzi is my weakness and i just cant resist it ;-)

suparna said...

wow this gobi sabzi with a peanut twist looks yummy! will surely try it. Thanks for the easy and lovely recipe :)

Priya Sriram said...

The lunchbox recipe idea is a wonderful one. Everyday I struggle to decide on what to cook. It really will help me and a lot others like me...

Thanks Srivalli for this wonderful job!

-Priya

Mallugirl said...

That cauliflower looks really caramelised and yummy!!

Marie said...

this is going to be made at my home tomorrow night for dinner. I was planning to cook cauliflower anyway. will try this out.

Induslady said...

Hi Srivalli,

I tried your sukka gobi recipe flavored with ground nut powder. OMG, it was so yummy. Adding ground nut powder made the curry so tasty. I had with rice and moongdhal sabzi and it was just heavenly.

I'm sure this recipe is going to be the winner in the contest you have sent it to.

meeso said...

Awesome cauliflower!

suparna said...

Srivalli, I tried this dish and it came out damn well :0 THANKS for this simple and easy recipe.

Rajee said...

Yummy and crunchy cauliflower!

Uma said...

I made the cauliflower sabji today and it came out very well. Thanks. I don't know whether you remember me, I am from GDM.

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