I have managed to update the recipe index and the blog template after ages. Hope the index is helpful and the colours of the template are cheery enough for you to spend time on the blog.
Your constructive feedback is welcome.
Coming to this post, this is one of the simplest ways of preparing cauliflower, as I discovered only recently. A perfect recipe for a beginner and quick to prepare. Delicately spiced by way of a simple tadka (tempering) this mash is a good match for rotis, bread and as a low-carb filling for masala dosa alike. I served it with toasted bread for a light dinner and it tasted just right.
All this onion-tomato-ginger-garlic fry up with lots of other spices works fine but sometimes you just crave the simple taste of veggies with some essential spices that gently lend their flavour to the dish without getting overwhelming. This is just that sort of recipe. If you are a newbie in the kitchen, I’d highly recommend you try this with the freshest cauliflower you can find and the results will surprise you.
Please choose fresh cauliflower with tightly bound florets and no discolouration as it is the star of this dish.
Simple cauliflower mash - Gobhi bharta
- 2 cups cauliflower florets (broken into medium size).
- 1 potato medium , peeled and cubed .
- 1 tsp salt .
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder .
- 2 tsps rice bran cooking oil or any other .
- Pinch asafoetida .
- 1 green chilli , finely minced .
- 1 tsp ginger finely minced .
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds .
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds .
- Soak the cauliflower florets in salted water for 10-15 minutes while you cut the potatoes, chillies, ginger and get the ingredients ready.
- In a pan with a lid, place 2 cups water with the salt and turmeric powder. Bring it to a boil. Drain the cauliflower and add this to the boiling water with the cubed potato.
- This will take around 8 minutes to be fork tender. Drain the boiled vegetables, transfer to a bowl and mash with a fork to a rough puree. Do not throw away the residual water. Use it in soup, rasam or dal.
- In a small wok, heat the oil. Add the asafoetida,splutter the cumin and mustard seeds. Saute the chilli and ginger for a few seconds and transfer the tempering to the boiled, mashed vegetables.
- Lightly mix around with a fork to flavour the vegetables evenly. Check for salt and adjust if required.
hi nandita,loved the background and the peppy beet red is indeed cheery enough!btw gobhi bharta is tempting and sure looks mouth watering.will try out and let u know…keep rocking!
Hi Nandita, beautiful picture and a simple but hearty recipe. Iwill surely try it out
new to me..lovely color..
Hi Nandita, I love your new look, it matches perfectly with the name of your blog…been following your blog for quite sometime now, even though I’m a nonvegetarian, which says a lot 🙂
Thanks for sharing gobhi bharta,i was planning to make some gobhi bharta and u r here with it, definitely helpful for me..
just love your version…
I must taste this,delicious and colourful.
Hi Nandita,The website looks very colorful and peppy.In btw. ur recipes are just too tempting to try out. RgdsHridya
Mmmm..this looks so good. I love cauliflower.
You did a good job with the spring cleaning Nandita. I still have to try and make a beginning. I love these quick and easy recipe, and can’t wait for the seasons gobhi to appear. This does sound good!
I like the new updates to your blog. Loved the index. Please see my version of upma Kozhakatti herehttp://vandanaskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/02/upma-kozhukkattai-and-kathrikkai-gothsu.html
nice n simple preparation with cauliflower…first time here…following u http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/regardsdeepti
Nice new look. I love beetroot so I guess I am biased!!
Always love all the deliciousness on ur blog!!That paneer cake is gorgeous too!
Nice, simple recipe and will definitely try it out as dosa filling and with toast. Thanks
Hi Nandita, tried out your recipe of gobi bharta today. It came out very well. It was simple but very flavorful…. I couldnt believe I was not eating mashed potato