As the name suggests, an aromatic preparation of Cauliflower with minty and sour attributes. I like to serve this as a vegetable side if I am making say pasta or roast chicken for main course.
1 bunch mint leaves, cleaned and chopped.
1-2 green chillies
3 cloves garlic
1 pod aniseed (smashed) / 1 tsp fennel seed
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon whole black pepper
1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets. I personally like to slice the florets since they are easier to fry and consume less oil.
1/2 onion, sliced.
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 cup yogurt
1 teaspoon salt and sugar, each.
Step 1Put florets in deep container and sprinkle turmeric and salt over the florets. Play \
Step 2Grind in a blender, all ingredients of the spice paste with 1/4 cup water to a very fine paste. Do not try to taste/ smell the green monster in its raw form, no matter how aromatic and inviting. You.will.regret.your.tongue.on.fire.\r\n
Step 3Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, add cracked cumin, coriander. Add the onions and let them work out and sweat for about 5 minutes.\r\n
Step 4Add the spice paste, let cook for 2 minutes. The green monster may turn brown but that is okay.\r\n
Step 5Reduce heat to low and add beaten yogurt, fried florets, salt and sugar.\r\n
Step 6Cook till florets are soft, it should not take more than 5 -7 minutes. If you think that the florets are too raw to eat, add 1/4 cup water and cook covered for additional 5 minutes.\r\n