Don't you love this time of the year ? With all the Christmas decorations at homes, offices and at the malls it seems like everyone is in the party mood, hopeful of the good times ahead. The trees are lighting up , the gift-buying is almost done and the wrapping up is in full swing. The weather has been supportive too (at least here). And I really hope it continues this way. With a few stints of chill its mostly-been low humidity and cool days for us. Oh I am so looking forward to the holidays. Just a few days to go ....
And while all of you gear up for the holidays here is one recipe that is quick,easy and somewhat healthy too.
With a limited choice of vegetables in winter I often seek different ways to serve them. A few days back I bookmarked this recipe on Monsoon Spice. Its a nice change from the way I usually make Gobi. Simple enough for a weekday meal.
Kasurimethiwali Gobi ki Sabzi
(Inspired from this recipe on Monsoon Spice)
1 head of cauliflower ( chopped into bite-size chunks or florets)
1 heaped tsp of kasuri-methi
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric
1 heaped tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp fennel seeds (coarsely crushed)
1 tsp cumin seeds (coarsely crushed)
1 tsp coriander powder ( can substitute with garam masala powder)
1 large tomato chopped
salt to taste
a handful of raisins
3-4 tbsp olive oil or any other oil
- Heat up the oil and add to it the cumin and then ginger-garlic paste. After half a minute add the tomatoes, turmeric,chilli powder, kasuri methi,coriander powder and fennel seeds.
- Allow the mixture to cook till tomatoes become pulpy .Meanwhile enjoy the heavenly aromas of fennel and kasuri methi.
- Next add the gobi and give the whole thing a good stir. Add a few teaspoons of water. Simmer,cover and let cook for about 5-7 min.
- Uncover and check if soft. I like them just tender rather than mushy.
- Add the raisins and the salt.Taste and adjust the seasoning. Add more water in between if the mixture dries up.
- Serve with rotis or rice
Curries such as this quickly become a regular on my dinner rotation.. They are so easy to put-together and make a great fit for the lunch-box.