Gobi Masala ~ Cauliflower in a rich gravy!

We finally went for a cinema after many months. I was never a movie buff, but do enjoy the occasional movie. It makes a change from our routine life if not anything else! For that matter I am particular that I only watch comedy or at the most thrillers of a different kind. Life with kids is never short of thrilling experience, but then you do enjoy the chance of being the observer rather than being the subject right!

There was, of course a time when I used to watch the romantic movies, the types where the lady and the lover ran around the trees, trying to see who runs faster. The current day movies have become more explicit, not exactly what I can palate. One or two decade ago, there were vamps who clothed in scanty costumes and the heroines were always prim and proper. These days I can hardly make the difference! Not that we ever go for a movie as a family, as last couple of attempts made with Konda was disaster, we decided to go on our own. Naturally going with the twins is of no option at all! Chinnu hardly likes TV, most times he goes and switches it off when the rest are watching.

My second SIL who came down for a vacation with her kids, suggested a telugu movie Kick for us to watch and she also offered to babysit the kids. So it was chance we couldn't pass. The movie was downright hilarious and I was thinking its been ages since I had a hearty laugh. Though we are not short of laughter at home, comedy was missing though mostly its comedy of errors!

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Amma knowing our plans, offered to make this yummy Gobi Masala and we came home for a great looking rich gravy. Of course hubby dear not used to any other sort of gobi dish was apprehensive until he had his first bite of the roti with the masala! Rest can be understood with the empty bowl!

Gobi Masala ~ Cauliflower in a rich gravy

Serves: 6- 8 ppl

Gobi - 800 gms (big one)
Ginger Garlic Green chillies - 1 tbsp
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Curds/ Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Onions - 3 medium
Poppy Seeds + Cashews nut paste - 2 tbsp
Oil - 3/4 cup
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnish

Method to prepare:

Wash and clean the cauliflower into florets. This can be done by soaking it in salted warm water with closed lid.

Heat a non stick thick bottom pan with oil. Add the finely chopped onions, fry well. Then add the ginger garlic green chili paste, sauté till its brown.

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Add the chopped tomatoes along with all the spice powders and salt. Simmer and cook till the oil starts coming on sides. Add the curds little by little so that it blends well and also comes out as a thick creamy gravy.

Once all the curds is done, add the drained cauliflower and add to the pan. Mix well with the spices and cover with lid and let it simmer for 5 - 7 mins, till you feel the florets are blended with the masala.

Add 1/2 cup water and either put it for whistle, remove from stove and remove the whistle immediately or the cauliflower becomes too mashy.

In another pan cook the Poppy seeds and Cashew nut paste with 1/2 cup water and bring to boil. When it starts boiling, add the gobi to it and simmer for few minutes. Finally add in the chopped coriander leaves.

Goes great with Rotis.

Note: This dish is best done in a really thick bottom pan, so that it doesn't get burnt.

So coming back to the movies, which was the recent one you all watched? Of course most names I will have to google and check out.

I am already looking forward for the weekend, though I might end up working through them!

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