Sunday, June 24, 2007

Flowerchi Bhaji

Seeing all the Maharashtrian recipes with goda masala going around for the RCI this month, I couldn't wait to try something myself. Here is a recipe for a simple bhaji that tastes really, really good. This is also my entry for RCI Maharashtra hosted by Nupur. Thanks Nupur. Thanks also to Lakshmi for starting this event. I'm not sure if cauliflower is called gobi in Marathi. If it's different, please let me know. For now, I'm calling it gobichi bhaji! :)

Updated to Flower chi bhaji, thanks to Nupur! :)

1 medium cauliflower (cut into florets)
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1 tbsp Goda Masala (I used Bedekar's)
1/4 cup water
salt to taste
2 Tbsp oil

Heat oil. Add jeera and let it sizzle a bit. Add turmeric and onion and fry for a few minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover and cook on medium low heat until the cauliflower is cooked through.

Updated on Feb 23, 2009 - This is also my entry for JFI-Cauliflower, hosted by Mythreyee of Paajaka. Jihva for Ingredients or JFI is the event started by Indira of Mahanandi.


Linda said...

Hi Vani, this looks fantastic! And I just happen to have a big fresh cauliflower in the fridge... maybe will try it for supper tonight. It's almost too hot to cook so this could be perfect. :)

Nupur said...

That looks so juicy and delicious, Vani! If I may make one little suggestion, if you make it again, try adding a wee bit of gur (jaggery) and see if you like the taste even more :)
Actually, cauliflower has no specific name in Marathi, in fact, we just call it "flower" so this would be "flower chi bhaaji" . Cabbage is called "kobi".

trupti said...

Cauliflower with Goa Masala......thats one way I have yet to try, though I know I will like it! I love any thing with cauliflower & cabbage!


Vani said...

Linda- This was my first time trying the masala-it's delicious, isn't it?! And you made the masala yourself- you go, girl! :)

Nupur- will be sure to add jaggery next time. Thanks for the flower bit-I changed the name. Looking forward to the round up. You're awesome, N! :)

Trupti-it sure was good, T! DO try it this way too! Hope you're doing well! :)

Madhu said...

Hi Vani,
Gobi looks delicious....have to try it with goda masala.thanks for the recipe.

TheCooker said...

Hey, the bhaaji looks perfect.

Linda said...

Vani, I don't know whether I missed this earlier or you just added it, but I noticed you bought "goda" masala already made? I'm really interested in this masala now and will try to pick this up for comparison. Thanks for the name :)

Mandira said...

this is a pretty innovative recipe, I don't think I've tried it before. Looks delicious.

Vcuisine said...

A nice recipe vani. Interesting. Learn many things through blogging. Tks for sharing. Viji

Sandeepa said...

I think I should get hold of Goda Masala sometime. The "Flower chi bhaji" looks boooootiful :)

Vidya said...

hey.. nice... will try it soon

Sharmi said...

beautiful looking Baaji.

Asha said...

Cauliflower with Goda masla!YUM!Good one Mysore girl:))
I am still on vacation,see you next week.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey, this is such a smple and ez to make recipe!!! Looks lovely.

Dilip said...

great recipe....looks nice...thanks for sharing

Vani said...

Madhu-thanks! do try it with the goda masala. I'm sure you'll love it! :)

TheCooker- Aw.. thanks! :)

Linda- I added the name of the brand later.

Mandira- thanks! It tasted delicious too! :)

Viji-We do learn a lot thru fellow bloggers' recipes and writings, don't we?! It is thanks to the Maharashtrian fever this month that I even thought of buying the goda masala and trying it out! :)

Sandeepa- THanks! I bought it at Patel Stores in Franklin Twp but I'm sure it's available in most Indian stores.

Vidya- It is simple to make and quick to cook. Helps a busy mom like you! :)

Sharmi-thanks! :)

Asha-Hope u had a good vacation, Asha! Wil be over to check your blog tomorrow.

Ramya- Simple and easy it sure is! Tasty too! :)

Dilipji- thanks! :)

Sia said...

hi vani,
just came to drop a quick hi:) hope everything is fine @ur end. ~hugs~

Sharmi said...

hey dear are you on a break?

artnavy said...

hi- came in after a long while to say hi

i want to post a recipee with goda masala as well...too late?

kunika said...

hi nani its simple,nice & looks yum........

Vani said...

Hi Sup- left you a msg on your blog. All's well here. TTYL!

Sharmi- Hi! Thasnks for enquiring! My parents and my sis are visiting and I have not had time to update my blog. Tomorrow is my blog anniversary and I hope to post something. Hope you are doing well.

Artnavy- nice to hear from u! Hope u're well. The RCI-Maharashtra event was last month. But do post your recipe with goda masala, AN. This month's RCI is Punjabi.

Kunika- welcome and thanks!

Pritya said...

Hi Vani, Interesting recipe and a sizzling name. Good show! Gobi is a hot favourite among my friends. Image also looks superb. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

Anonymous said...

hi, i visit ur forum quite often. just one small input from my side, if it helps. cook this bhaji without the water,it tastes even better and flower cooks well even without the water. also, we use grated ginger instead of onion for use in prashad thali. rest of recipe is same.

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