Monday, February 23, 2009

Cauliflower Sukke for JFI - Cauliflower


Konkani cooking has a basic masala with coconut, red chillies and tamarind, called "massolu". And many bhajis and curries and even dosas (polo) either use just the basic massol or include a few more ingredients like urad dal, methi seeds, coriander seeds, jaggery, asafoetida in varying combinations, to make delicious ghashis, sukkes & ambats. My MIL had made cabbage sukke when she visited us and I'd jotted down the recipe. Here it is, being recreated as cauliflower sukke for JFI-Cauliflower, hosted by the very talented Mythreyee of Paajaka. JFI was started by Indira of Mahanandi. Thank you both, ladies!



Here's the recipe -

2 cups of cauliflower florets
2 tsp coriander seeds
2 tsp urad dal
1/4 tsp methi seeds
3-4 red chillies (or to taste)
2 tbsp shredded coconut
1/2 tsp tamarind paste
1 tsp brown sugar or jaggery
1/4 cup water
salt to taste
For tempering - oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida

Roast coriander seeds, urad , methi seeds and red chillies. Grind them with coconut, tamarind and jaggery.
In a pan, heat 1 tbsp oil and do the rai-curry leaves-hing tadka. Add cauliflower, water and salt. Cover and cook until the florests are well cooked.
Add the ground masala and adjust seasonings. Cover and cook on low for a few minutes until the flavors are absorbed.

44 comments:

Asha said...

YUM!! I bought a whole head of Cauliflower y'day, got to make something. Sukke Gobi looks delicious Vani, will try that. Enjoy! :)

Uma said...

mouth-watering curry! looks so good.

Madhu said...

Looks yummy, love the simple stirfrys with gobi.

Smitha said...

Cauliflower with coconut, sounds a great combo.. got to try it

Cham said...

very different curry, delicous one!

Uj said...

Looks yummy..Cauliflower sukke and bhutti are my fav's :D

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow droolwothy....

Dershana said...

sounds simple and delicious recipe!

indosungod said...

I am game for anything with cauliflower. Great side.

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

looks nice and seems to be easy.

Vani said...

Asha - do let me know if you did try. thanks for stopping by! (hey, that rhymes! :)

Uma - thanks! :)

Madhu - pretty simple but with a little bit of grinding involved for the masala. Still a quickie bhaji.

Vani said...

Smitha - it sure is a great combo :)

Cham - thanks :)

Uj - I don't think I've tasted bhuttis before. Will look up your blog if you have some recipes for that. thanks for your comment :)

Vani said...

Kitchen Flavors - thanks, I think it is too :)

Dershana - simple and delicious sums it up :)

ISG - yeah, nice side with both dal/rice and rotis


Lakshmi V- yup, an easy one this :)

Usha said...

Looks delicious and I loved the ground masala you used to flavor this curry, bet it tasted awesome!

meeso said...

Sounds so good, wish I had some cauliflower!

Andhra Flavors said...

It seems delicious. your plate looks inviting..

Varsha Vipins said...

My ..I loved this vani..What amazing pic..beautifully lit..:) not only this pic ..everything here is amazing..Loved your blog dear..:)
Thanks for the lovely comment n pls keep visiting..:)
Hugs..

Smitha said...

A little something for you at my blog :) do visit!

Arch said...

Havent made cauliflower sukke in years ! Love the kadgi sukke :)
Nice blog - i started blogging a couple of months back...drop by sometime...

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks awesome.. looks delicious..nice entry dear..

Nithya Praveen said...

Wat a coincidence,I jes sent my entry to Jihva and i see another cauliflower dish here.Yummy,my all time fav one!

Linda said...

Oh it looks wonderful Vani! I love cauliflower, can't wait to try this way :)

Vani said...

Usha- it sure did :)

Meeso, AF - thanks :)

Varsha - thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Glad you liked the picture. My photographs are getting better than they used to be :)

Smitha- thanks for the "friend" tag. Much appreciate it! :)

Vani said...

Arch - thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I've not had kadgi sukke before but raw jackfruit with this masala must be super!

Sri - thanks :)

Nithya - will be over to check your entry. thanks for the comment :)

Linda - thanks! :) always a pleasure to hear from you!

Priya Sriram said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Vani! Your blog is full of awesome recipes and wonderful pictures! :)
I love anything with cauliflower in it. Thanks for the innovative recipe.

-Priya

Lilly mammamma said...

Cauliflower sukke is a tasty desh-videshi dish. We add potato cubes and only a few seeds of methi as a variation. Only potato sukkhe also can be made.

Sia said...

and i too was thinking of making this for JFI and then compltely forgot ;) he he he...
have a fantastic weekend vani. i am gonna sleep till 12 on both days ;)

Varsha Vipins said...

Vani..just dropped in to say that ur profile pics look so beautiful..cutu baby n u look good too..:)

V JR said...

Thanks for stopping by. :-)

The recipe really looks tasty... will surely try & let u know.

DEESHA said...

thatz a new recipe with gobi .. looks delicious

Varunavi said...

cauliflower is my all time fav.Thanks vani for dropping comment on my blog

Vishali said...

wow Cauliflower Sukke looks delicious....its my fav veggie :) ..good recipe from ur MIL.

Vani said...

Priya - thanks! No innovation on my part, I'm afraid. It's a typical Konkani recipe but so glad you liked it~! :)

Lilly maamamma - thanks! will make the only potato version soon. that ought to be great! :)

Sia - nice to see you here! u've been a stranger for sometime now :)

Varsha - how sweet! thanks for the lovely comment :)

Vani said...

V JR- thanks and do let me know if you do make it :)

Deesha - thanks :)

Varunavi - likewise. nice to see you here :)

Vishali - MIL makes wonderful Konkani dishes. Hope to post more soon.

SriLekha said...

wow! looks yum n delicious!

A_and_N said...

Nice recipe, lovely pic! Was it taken in bright sunlight?

trupti s. said...

ooh...that's a different recipe, one I have to try..I am sick of the usual gobi curries...as it is, they stink. this should be a nice change.

Sharmi said...

how ever I experiment with cauli in my house, my hubby does not like the smell:( I use them in upmas and fried rice

Vani said...

A&N - left you a comment about the picture and sunlight. thanks for stopping by :)

Thanks for the comments, all! :)

Anonymous said...

Vani, I made this dish yesterday and it turned out really good. Thank you for sharing this and all you other recipes.

Deepa

Vani said...

Deepa - thanks for trying this and letting me know. Glad you liked it! :)

bird's eye view said...

sounds interesting. Does it taste like gojju?

Vani said...

BEV - yeah, one'd think that it tastes liek gojju looking at the tamarind, jaggery and coconut, right? But it tastes very different - like a spicy palya with a hint of sweetness.

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