Friday, April 3, 2009

CAULIFLOWER PEAS SUBJI/GRAVY


Hip Hip Hurray!!! I have lost around 10 kgs (25 pounds approx) now and you know am feeling great…I was really depressed by the extra weight I have put on during pregnancy and delivery. When my favourite dresses could not fit in, I was so mood off every time but the determination in me has won now….Am gifted by DH three wonderful dresses and of course for blogging purpose, MW and Kitchen Sets.....(hehehe, blogging is dominating more at home nowadays). Earlier I was not much interested in MW but after entering into the blogging world, I am seeing so many fabulous recipies to try but pity me could not try since I don't have the oven..This is the one that came to my mind when DH asked something I really want..I am yet to start baking and I have tried few simple recipies which have come out pretty well so far ..

Thanks to blogging I got to know so many kinds of rotis and parathas and a variety of subjis now. This cauliflower peas combi was one among them and it was a wonderful dish indeed.

INGREDIENTS:

Cauliflower – 1 big or medium size separated into florets

Peas – 1 cup

Onion – 1 to 2 medium size

Tomato – 2 medium size

Ginger – 1 inch piece

Garlic – 4 to 5 flakes

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Chilly powder – 2 tsp

Cumin powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Garam masala – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Oil and salt – as required

METHOD:

· Wash the cauliflower florets in warm water with a pinch of salt.

· Grind onion, tomato, garlic, ginger to a coarse paste. I feel the coarse paste will give a bright look rather than a smooth paste.

· Heat pan/kadai with some oil, add cumin seeds and when it becomes brown, add the ground masala carefully.

· Add necessary salt, turmeric powder, chilly powder, garam masala, coriander and cumin seed powder to that and stir for sometime until all the powders get mixed with the masala.


· Then add the cauliflower florets and peas and mix well. Add some water, say for about 3/4 to 1 cup of water, depending upon the consistency.

· Close the pan/kadai with a lid and let it get cooked with the masala for sometime. Keep stirring in between.

· When the florets and peas have become tender and cooked well, transfer the contents to a bowl and serve hot with rotis or parathas.

34 comments:

Ammu said...

Thats really nice news from ur end. Also suggest some tips to follow to reduce the wgt. Even i have to start that. Nice click. wonderful dish.

Madhumathi said...

Subji looks soo yummy...i love the gobi peas combo..
Aprm pudhu MW la first dish enna try paneenga?

DEESHA said...

you miust be on cloud 9. it always feels great to lose weight .. goof for you. & congrats on the new MV & kitchen sets too .. nice subji there

Deepa Hari said...

Thats great...reducing weight is not an easy task esp. 25 lbs...congrats and enjoy ur gifts...Nice subji.

VIDYA VENKY said...

lovely dish

Pooja said...

Curry is looking great..yummy post...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

i wish i cud lose 10 kgs like u did. it feels great to lose weight.

subji looks delicious and love the color of it.

Varsha Vipins said...

Wow..congrats on that ..:)
The gravy looks delicious..love the combo of Peas n Gobi..:)

Adlak's tiny world said...

good to know that u have lost wt... looking slim. appuram paru harivastan unna amma nu koopidarathuku bathila akka nu kooptra poran...

nice click vidhya.. esply the second pic.gravy looks tempting.

Priya Sriram said...

Just the recipe I was looking for to prepare with my cauliflower.. Thanks for sharing Sri! Looks really delicious, will try it out and let you know how it turned out! :)

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice .... delicious...

ARUNA said...

cauliflower looks soo yummy!!!!

jeyashrisuresh said...

very nice ya.any tips for losing weight. when we lose weight ad look slim really we gain some confidence.btw ur recipe looks yummy. i too make this often

Uma said...

wow, that's a good news! Please share your secret! I really want to loose atleast 10lbs.

Cauliflower curry looks so good and mouth-watering.

vidhas said...

Congrats vidya, for losing weight. Curry looks simply delcious.

AnuSriram said...

Even i'm trying to shed some pounds.. but couldn't do that really! Whats the secret? Can u share that too with us? :)
Sabji looks delicious!

Vicky Xavier. said...

Nice news dear. Thats the gift for determination. Expecting some tips on weight reduction soon:) will be of great help to me.
Peas - cauliflower subji seems yummy.

Chitra said...

very easy,looks delicious nd tasty,will sure give a try!!!

Trupti said...

COngratulations on loosing 10 lbs. I want to loose some wt. lets see when it happens. Sabji looks very delicious

Premyscakes said...

subji sounds very yummy with great combo of cauliflower and peas.

Jaishree said...

Sabji looks delicious love the combo...

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks yummy dear......nice clicks

Premyscakes said...

I always do this combo sabji, looks yum.

kittymatti said...

You seem to be a great cook! U have an interesting blog. Looks yummy! All the best :)

Lavanya said...

first time here..nice blog..good toi hear thay you have reduced your weight..tell me some tips :)
gobi with peas looks ver ygood..its good with chapathi's/Parathas especialy..

Priya said...

ur blog is really good..real south indian recipes

Pavithra said...

Lovely combination...I too love this dish ...Perfect with rice and rotis

Sanghi said...

I make this often srividya.. yummy and perfect click..! Do check FIL part2 roundup!!

KParthasarathi said...

Not much for me in culinary blog.Would like to visit your other blog which is restricted to invitees
kpartha12@gmail.com

Vicky Xavier. said...

Hope u had a wonderful New year celebration. My hearty wishes for a very happy new year dear.

Priya Sriram said...

Hi Sri, I have shared an award with you in my blog.. Pls accept it :)

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Subji looks delicious!! goes great with chappathi's.. lovely color!

u must be feeling great after loosing weight right :) !!

Prathibha said...

first time here..Nice sabzi..

Shama Nagarajan said...

hai dear...have a gift for u in my blog...please do collect it