I am often asked how to make this simple vegetable tasty. Here is the recipe. Totally Punjabi style and tasty.
1 cup Gobi florets.
1 potato boiled and cubed.
1 tomato pureed in mixer
1 large onion chopped
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp jeera
1 tsp Dhania powder
1/4 tsp haldi
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp roasted jeera powder
Chopped garlic as required
salt and red chili powder to taste.
Chopped fresh coriander to garnish
Heat oil, add jeera once it crackles add chopped onions. Saute till onions turn light brown. Add haldi and saute for a second.
Add washed cauliflower florets and mix so that haldi coats them.
Turn the gas to simmer. Cover the pan with a lid and put water on the lid and keep a weight on the lid. (this method is to be followed whenever you want to make dry vegetables)
Cook for 10 minutes or till gobi is 3/4th cooked .
Add potatoes and all the dry masalas ( dhania, garam, salt, red chili powder, roasted jeera). Mix well. Add the tomato puree and mix.
Cook further for 10 minutes on low flame, till tomatoes have dried and cauliflower is cooked.
At the time of serving heat little oil in a pan, add garlic (to taste) saute. Add little red chili powder and add the cooked Gobi. Cook till hot. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander.
Best served with KALI PELI DAL.
Points to remember: the florets of gobi should be small with less stem. do not add water to gobi at any point while cooking or till will turn mushy. Always give tempering of garlic instead of adding it to vegetables while cooking the taste is always better.