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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Potato Cauliflower Curry

After about 10 days, when I step back to my space it’s all so new and suddenly my typing speed has come down oh my, have I become lazy after the short break or call it my usual disappearing act!!! Now that I have recovered slowly and my reader has gone to take my place… Oh definitely there is some work going on behind the screens to set that right, apologize for my absence in your blogs!!!

Sick and getting well and roaming all around to fix chores and finally cooking had gradually decreased during the last 10 days, but suddenly a realization that I was missing homemade food!!! So I instantly checked my pantry to make a quick curry, Potatoes peeked out promptly raising its hands, and then the raffling sound in my refrigerator reminded me of the poor lil too large a Cauliflower waiting to be made into a nice curry… In just a brief notice I unearthed all my vanished energy, oh the idea of cooking made me run in and out of the kitchen, I had to ask myself, where was the sick gal I saw a few minutes back??? By the end of the hour I realized my hands were full with chappathis on one side and the curry on the other!!!



Ingredients:

Potato – ¾ large diced
Cauliflower Florets – 3-4 cups
Onion – 1 large
Curry Leaves – a few
Mustard Seeds – ¼ tsp
Bay Leaf – few
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
Chili Powder – ½ tsp
Red Chilies – 5-6 nos.
Cinnamon Stick – 1
Cloves – 3 nos.
Cardamom – 2 nos.
Pepper Corn – ½ tsp
Coriander Seeds – 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 tbsp
Fenugreek Seeds – ¼ tsp
Coconut – grated or Pieces ¾ cup (divided into ¼ cup and ½ cup)
Tamarind – lime size
Cooking Oil – 3 tbsps
Salt to taste
Hot Water – 1 cup
Ginger – 1 inch
Garlic – 4 nos.

Method:

Heat a non stick pan, add a few drops of Oil and fry half of the Onions and set aside. In the same pan fry the Red Chilies, Coriander Seeds, Fenugreek Seeds, Cinnamon Stick, Cloves, Cardamom and Cumin Seeds, until aromatic and set aside. Now fry ¼ cup of Coconut in the pan and add it the Onions, Tamarind and the Spices, using some hot water grind it to a paste and leave it aside. In the meantime soak the remaining Coconut in hot water, blend and strain the Coconut Milk. Mince or crush the Garlic and Ginger using a garlic press.

In a heat bottomed pan, heat 2-3 tbsps of Oil, add the Mustard seeds, the reserve of Onion, Curry Leaves and Bay Leaves. Next goes the crushed Ginger and Garlic sauté until the raw smell disappears. Add the Spice Paste, Turmeric Powder, Chili Powder and some Water, after about a couple of minutes add the diced Potato and cook until Water disappears. Throw in some Salt and Water and cover and cook until the Potatoes are half done.

Now when the Potatoes start turning color add the Cauliflower Florets and cook for about 10 mins, then pour the Coconut Milk and cover and cook until done.

Serve with: Roti or Rice

P.S.: I like it spicy and love it when the color turns red, do reduce the Red Chilies a lil if you like it mild.

78 comments:

Pavithra said...

Wow ramya well come back really we missed ur intro and recipes all these days.. hope ur well and fixed the chores.. The gravy is looking delish great combo with roti... recipe is good dear..

KennyT said...

Wow, potato and cauliflower are good friends in curry. Hope you are doing fine. Take care.

Elra said...

Wow Ramya, your potato and cauliflower curry sounds absolutely delicious.

kittymatti said...

wow! the recipe is really good ramya!

Pooja said...

Glad you are back! Missed you a lot! Hope you have recovered fully. Wow what a spicy n delicious dish. The addition of freshly ground spices must have given awesome flavour n aroma!

Prathibha said...

Great to see u back gal...Nice n yummy curry...

Ashwini said...

freshly ground spices adds new dimension to the curry...

Parita said...

Good to see you back!! today only i was wondering where this gal has disappeared, left a scrap on orkut too!!! by the way wishing u a very belated happy bday dear, do take care!! btw the curry looks tasty, i too made this just few days back, but with all those spices your curry is sure a winner!!

Happy cook said...

Good to heat you are feeling better.
When i am sick and geting better what i want to eat is something really spicy.
This curry looks really yummy delicous.

Swapna said...

Potato-cauliflower curry looks deliciousRamya! Hope you are feeling better now...

Rush said...

Am i glad to see ya back? HOly Yes!!!

this time i have all the ingredients in my kitchen and this is what is cooking tonite..lets join for dinner :)

VineelaSiva said...

Hai Ramya Welcome back after a short break.I think now u r dng good.Today i show ur cake recipe in the Petitchef.First when i open the link i saw the cake when i saw the pic i thought that i have seen this pic some where else.when i open the page i conformed that from u.

Justin said...

just 10 minutes? I always figured it took hours to make something like this.

Sailaja said...

good & nice click

Viki's Kitchen said...

Missed u so much Ramya. Love that potato n cauliflower curry. Good idea to make use of a cauiflower, sitting in my fridge for long:)Nice picture too..

ARUNA said...

tht's an awesome dish Ramya.......welcome back!!!

renuka said...
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Renuka said...

Welcome back Ramya... the potato-cauli looks delicious..i love the fierce red color...

Anupama said...

I was just looking for some dish with cauliflower and here it is :-). I'm going to bookmark this.

Usha said...

The curry looks inviting ! Good to see you back....take care !

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Hello Ramya. How've you been? Well, I hope. I love potatoes and I love cauliflower. So, I think I would like this dish. But I must tell, I have never had curry before. I'm excited to try it.

Priya said...

Ramya, glad to see u back... love this combination and ur curry looks delicious and prefect!

Padma said...

Nice to see you back Ramya :)..
Delicious curry ... love the combo of potato and cauli ...

Mangala Bhat said...

Nice to see u back ..lovely recipe ...Thanks for sharing

Sathya Sankar said...

Good to see you back, hope you are doin well :). Potato n cauliflower curry looks delicious !

Kalaivani said...

Great curry with spices.nice combo for cauliflower.Welcome back dear!!

Divya Vikram said...

What a coincidence! I was looking for curry recipes with cauliflower for dinner tonight. Right in time!!

Gita said...

Glad to have you back dear :) Thats a lip-smacking yummy dish...even I used to make a similar curry to go with puris!

Pooja said...

Nice to see you back Ramya..Delicious dish...love the combo...

Jyoti said...

Never tried cauliflower curry with tamarind and coconut. Looks very delicious !

Rush said...

hey babe..just tried it and came out fab..thnksso much ramya for sharing the recipe..really loved it :)

doggybloggy said...

this curry sounds great - I love cauliflower!

Pooja said...

ooooh i love these aloo gobi and rotis... glad to see your post !

Ramya Bala said...

mouthwatering side for roti Ramya..super...

Preety said...

hey i never made cauliflower with gravy but looking good at your place

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely cauiflower... Such nice clicks too...

Preeti Singh said...

Hey Ramya ..... Cauliflower and potato curry is in my breakfast(still over gas)...but yours looks too mouthwatering...colour is perfect...may be I'll also post my vegi after some time.

Sujatha said...

potato and cauliflower make the best combination, isn't it? Your curry sounds great, though the ingredient list seemed longer, I guess the preparation isn't that complex.. bookmarking :)

Nithya Praveen said...

Welcome back Ramya...great combo perfect with hot phulkas/rotis....yummy!

rekhas kitchen said...

Hi welcome back ramya How are you feeling now? hummm perfect combination looks yum.

anu said...

sooperb yummy curry. will try sometime and let you know

Sush said...

A sick gal cooking such a laborous dish, great job!!This dish would have given a kick to your taste buds too :)

Chitra said...

Oh wow, u have come back with full potential..curry looks great and a bit laborous too.have bookmarked it:)will try it when i make chappathi and let u know soon:)

Uma said...

good to see you back Ramya!! Curry looks fabulous and yummy!

Varsha Vipins said...

hey..ok now na dearie..:)..That gravy is so spicy n perfect for a comeback...give a kick to taste buds n let u sweat n all..lol..:)

Priti said...

Looks nice..I made the same on Sunday...but a little diff method than yours..

Aparna Prabhu said...

How can i never try this for sure i will...........Taste buds wake up when spicy things enter them.Luks Gr8

Seena said...

Always loved this coconut plus cauliflower curry.. :) looks nice!
Remya, thanks for sending the link.. :)

Vrinda said...

I like alu gobi combo and lov it spicy..looks yummy

Varunavi said...

How r u now? Even i was away for good one week,laptop had gone for toss and i am back just yesterday.
I love this combo and cook it very frequently :)

btw missed ur comments on my blog
:(

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely curry..most fav veggies

Sakshi said...

So you back haan..and that too kicking with spice. I like spicy things too but hardly gets to eat it bcoz of the other two ppl in my house..Hope your sat chores were fruitful and yeah I enjoyed immensely talking to u...catch u soon..

Fearless Kitchen said...

This dish looks really delicious, and filling!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Glad to know that you r better.Cauliflower,potato curry is simply superb. Nice click too:).

jayasri said...

hi ramya, good ur back, that too very colourfully too!, and with so many spices you made it, really were u sick! well, anyway we will enjoy the spiciness, potatoes & cauliflower are always a good combination....nice click too...

Akal's Saappadu said...

I think the medicine was this fiery potato cauliflower curry with the chapatis, great medicine right? :)

AnuSriram said...

Good u r back! The curry looks fabulous! wonderful click!

Vij said...

yummy easy curry! perfect comfort food.

Bhawna said...

Nice to see u back with a ...spicy delicious curry.

Bhawna said...

Nice to see u back with a ...spicy delicious curry.

Sweta said...

What a spicy dish-I can almost taste all the spices in the gravy!Love spicy food :)

shanthi said...

The curry is really delicious.

aquadaze said...

and i like it exactly this way, when the colour is red!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

How r u feeling now? that combo curry looks spicy and yum.....

Pari said...

I know how it feels when u r unwell and then have absolutely no taste in ur mouth...have been experiencing myself past 2 months.
Must admit I am feeling hungry looking at that curry ! And I am completely on with u when it comes to red chillies , I love spicy food.

Yasmeen said...

Love that hot red color of the curry,sounds super yum with Chapathis:)

Laavanya said...

Bring on the spicy I say.. and what better way to wake up your senses after being unwell than with this aromatic gravy - delicious.

Pinky said...

After a long period...you have posted the new one...and that curry looks so delicious...Hope it will go very well with paratha besides roti and rice too... nice curry...spicy spicy too.....

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Srilakshmi said...

Lovely Alu Gobi recipe.. Glad you're back!

Red Chillies said...

Interesting way of making the potato Cauliflower curry.

Archana said...

Wow..Looks awesome. Nice combination. Especially the coconut milk in that is really new and sounds different. I will try it out soon.

Keerthana said...

Hi Ramya, thanks for stopping by my space..you have a very nice blog here..will keep visiting:)

Sree vidya said...

Hey Ramya,
The curry luks awesome
I love anything that has gobi or aloo :D

Aysha said...

Yummy and delicious recipe...thanks 4 sharing...

Sashi said...

First time here Ramya, Curry looks delicious. Would be visiting often. :)

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Nithya said...

Yummy curry :) Looks so tempting. Nice pics in your blog.

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