Creamy Cauliflower

Creamy Cauliflower

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A creamy, soothing curry made with cauliflower, onions and tomatoes in a mildly-flavoured white base. Onion, ginger and chillies together give the curry a very pleasant flavour without any overpowering spices. It is interesting to note that the ‘creamy’ consistency is brought about using a combination of cornflour and milk, and without typically rich ingredients like butter or cream; this makes the Creamy Cauliflower relatively easier to digest too.

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Creamy Cauliflower recipe - How to make Creamy Cauliflower

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1 1/2 cups boiled cauliflower florets
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
salt to taste
1 tbsp cornflour dissolved in 1/2 cup cold milk
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

For The Paste
1/4 cup roughly chopped onions
3 green chillies , roughly chopped
2 ginger (adrak)
salt to taste
For the paste

    For the paste
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend well to a smooth paste using little water. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the green chillies and tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the cauliflower florets and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the cornflour-milk mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 more minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the paste and coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 3 minutes.
  6. Serve hot.

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Nutrient values per serving
Energy135 cal
Protein2.9 g
Carbohydrates12.7 g
Fiber3.7 g
Fat8.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A428.8 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.6 mg
Vitamin C48.8 mg
Folic Acid30.9 mcg
Calcium66.5 mg
Iron1.7 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium37.7 mg
Potassium199.8 mg
Zinc0.5 mg

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Creamy Cauliflower
 on 24 Jun 20 05:32 AM

I am new to Indian cooking and want to understand about the chilis. These are hot chilis correct? Is there a particular name of the chilis to look for? Intriguing recipe!
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Tarla Dalal    Welcome to Indian cooking. These are spicy green chillies. There is a blue link against each ingredient which will give you an image and explanation of it.
04 Jul 20 11:53 AM
Creamy Cauliflower
 on 17 Sep 18 11:14 PM

One thing I love about your website/app is that I can make many of the recipes - like this one - with things I already have on hand. The flavor of the creamy cauliflower belies how simple it is - both in method and in the short, common list of ingredients. 15 minutes from start to finish using an electric pressure cooker (set cauliflower for 0 minutes, and prepped everything else while it steamed; saute function for the remaining steps), which is a very small time investment for the huge payoff!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rheyn, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback.
18 Sep 18 08:50 AM
Creamy Cauliflower
 on 21 Feb 15 09:03 AM

I was so bored of having the typical cauliflower subzi. This recipe is a great change. You can have this subzi just like that also, its so delicious. It goes well with rotis and phulkas also. The paste of onions and green chillies gives a good spice to it.