Thursday, June 17, 2010

Flower Vatana nu Shaak


A simple "shaak" that tastes really good.

Flower-vatana nu shaak
Cauliflower - green peas stir fry
Ingredients
1 small cauliflower, cut into florets
1 cup green peas
1 tsp green chili - ginger paste
salt to taste
1/4 tsp paprika or mild chili powder (optional)
1 tsp dhana-jiru/coriander-cumin seed powder

Tempering
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Garnish
1 tbsp chopped cilantro

Method
1. Cut and soak cauliflower florets in salted water till ready to use.
2. Heat oil in a kadai or saucepan. Add all the seeds and powder for tempering.
3. As they sizzle, add chili-ginger paste. Saute for 1 minute.
4. Drain the cauliflower florets and add to the saucepan. Stir fry for 2 minutes. Add green peas. Mix.
5. Cover the sauce pan with a lid. Keep some water on the lid.
6. Once the cauliflower is cooked, add salt, paprika  -  if using, dhana-jiru.
7. Garnish with cilantro.

Note -
1. For a different taste, use Gujarati garam masala instead of dhana-jiru
2. If you like, you can also add 1 potato to the above stir fry. Add it along with the veggies.

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