Gobi Simla Mirch Video by Tarla Dalal

The common cauliflower tastes unbelievably exotic in this spicy gravy. As always, capsicum adds a special touch.

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Makes 2 servings

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups cauliflower florets , cut into halves vertically
1 cup capsicum cubes
salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
4 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1/2 cup tomato cubes
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

For The Garnish
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

Method

  1. Combine a vesselful of water, salt, turmeric powder and cauliflower, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the cauliflowerflorets are parboiled.
  2. Drain the cauliflower and keep aside.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the cauliflower, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the capsicum, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Sprinkle a little water if the vegetables begin to burn. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Heat the remaining 2 tbsp of oil in a kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the onions, ginger-garlic paste, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the chilli powder, garam masala, green chillies and dried fenugreek leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the tomatoes, little water, prepared vegetables, a little salt and coriander, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till the masalas coat the vegetables evenly, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

Recipe Source: Gobi Simla Mirch by Tarla Dalal

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