If there ever was a recipe that stayed the longest in my draft, then that honour should surely go to this recipe. Hara Gobi recipe was something that came into our life a long time ago, yet it never made it to the blog as one might expect. If you are a person who loves pungent spicy stuff, then this is a recipe for you. I am really not a person who loves strong pungent flavours in any dish. But if you allow it, this recipe will surely grow on you. It is something that you got to get used too, that is, if you don't like the strong mint flavour like me.
It happened one fine evening when I visited my parents during their dinner time. As soon as they saw me, they offered this dish to eat. It was green and I didn't even look further than that and took a bite. With a reaction that said "Ahgguu what's that!", I gave it back again. Dad was surprised and said how I could react like that on a dish that they loved so much. It took me a moment to get that sink and I realized I offended them. It was a spontaneous reaction because of the strong mint flavour. I know I could have controlled my reaction. So to mend things I took another bite to taste and realized it was good, only you got to see the dish and understand that it's made with mint and gobi. Anyway I asked Amma for the recipe and made myself acquainted well with it.
Furthermore Daddy asked how I could react like that being a food blogger. Well I said being a food blogger doesn't mean I can taste and appreciate everything at the first shot. But of course I can learn to appreciate some dishes finally. After all who can say no to a minty Cauliflower! This Hara Gobi is a pungent dry dish that takes you completely by surprise. But then if you are fond of mint and gobi, this must surely be something you can easily lap up.
Hara Gobi - Dry Cauliflower in Mint Sauce
Cauliflower - 1 small head
Mint paste - from 1 big bunch
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 finely medium,
Green Chilies - 2 long
Salt to taste
Pepper powder - 3/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Method to prepare
Wash and clean the cauliflower. Cut into florets and take a bowl with water covering it completely. Bring to a boil and keep it aside with lid covered.
Wash and trim the mint leaves. Make a fine paste in a blender/ mixer using water.
Heat a non stick pan with oil, saute onions till brown. Then add finely chopped green chillies. Fry for a minute. Then add ginger garlic paste, a minute later add the mint paste. Keep stirring to make sure it doesn't get burnt. Simmer for couple minutes till the mint paste is cooked well.
Then add salt and pepper. Finally add the drained cauliflowers florets to the pan. Stir well to get the florets well coated. Continue cooking till it's dry.
Takes about 5 -7 mins in high. You can do in simmer too if you are using a regular pan.
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Have a great weekend.
Labels: Appetizers / Starters, Cauliflower Recipes, Dry Sautes, North Indian Dishes