Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cauliflower Poriyal

Cauliflower tastes good which all combination of the ingredients, this is a traditional method cauliflower poriyal. My mom used to make this every time she gets cauliflower. I still remember my childhood days eating this poriyal. 

Preparation time : 20 minutes 
Serves : 2

Ingredients :

Cauliflower - 1 cup 
channa dal - 2 tbsp
Salt - as per taste 
Oil - 2 tsp 
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp 
Urad dal (broken) - 1/2 tsp 
Green chilies - 1tsp 
Curry leaves - few 
Turmeric - a pinch 
Water - 3 cups 


Heat one cup of water bring it to boil, add 1 tbsp of oil . Add cauliflower and wait for 5 minutes, it should be completely immersed in water. Adjust the water according to that, after 5 minutes rinse it in cold water. 
Throw the salt water. My mom used to follow this method to wash the cauliflower, in this way it gets cleaned if there were any insects in-between the florets.

Now boil the cauliflower with channa dal and salt. Once it gets soft, strain the cauliflower + channa dal. Heat a pan with 2 tsp of oil, add mustard seeds when splutter sound ceases add urad. 
Wait until it turns slightly brown, add green chilies and curry leaves. Now add the cauliflower + channa dal (strained) with turmeric and stir until it gets dry. 

It tastes good with sambhar rice. 

Thanks for reading VP