Fried Cauliflower Tree on a Bed of Gravy

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Cauliflower cross section cut in 1-inch thickness (should look like a tree)
  • For Marination:
  • 1 tbsp - Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp - Chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp - Oil
  • Oil for deep frying
  • For the masala:
  • 1/4 cup - Sliced onion
  • 1/2 tsp - Fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Nigella seeds (Kalonji)
  • 1/4 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp - Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp - Chopped green chillies
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp - Dried mango powder (Amchoor)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup - Beaten Curd
  • 1/4 cup - Cream
  • Chopped Coriander leaves for garnishing

How to Make Fried Cauliflower Tree on a Bed of Gravy

  • Marinate the cauliflower with the ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder, oil and salt. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • Heat the oil for deep frying in a pan and fry the cauliflower piece wholly, till golden brown. Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  • Heat another pan with 1/2 tablespoon oil. Add the fennel seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  • When they start to crackle, add the onions followed by the ginger-garlic paste and chopped green chillies. Saute till the onions turn translucent.
  • Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala, amchoor powder and stir for a minute.
  • Add curd and cream and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • For Presentation:
  • Take a plate and spoon the gravy to the centre of the plate to form a round shape. Carefully place the fried cauliflower tree in the centre. Garnish the way you like.
  • Serve hot with roti or rice.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Mareena's Recipe Collections

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