Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cauliflower and Peas Stir fry / Gobi Matar

The other day a friend of mine asked.... so how much time do u spend in the kitchen? I said easily two hours and another two thinking what to make for the next meal.....Her jaws dropped .. her max is 10 minutes I was like what do u make in that... wash an apple and cut it ? :) We both laughed... 



I don't know about you but I am severely restless until I know what I am going to make for supper. Some days its worse than solving a jigsaw when my thought is constantly running on my herd's likes with the ingredients in the refrigerator... mundane I know... but an unavoidable task and hell when those don't match. On such days I tell myself make what u like 
When its  chapatti /flat bread my go to is cauliflower and peas stir fry, a life saver easy recipe. A very common dish in most Indian homes  called Gobi Matar.
I love the combination of peas and cauliflower with a hint of garam masala...its like cheese for u.. ..makes everything taste good..says my friend. :)


PRINTABLE RECIPE

Ingredients:
Cauliflower - 1 medium sized head cut into florets
Peas -1 cup (cooked) ( I have used frozen here)
Tomato paste- 1  tsp (or 1 tomato chopped)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red onion- 1 chopped
Mustard seeds- 1/3 tsp
Cumin seeds -1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/3 tsp
Chili powder -1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - a small bunch chopped
Salt to taste

Method:
Wash and steam the cauliflower florets until 2/3 cooked. Keep aside.
Heat 2-3 of veg oil in a pan and add mustard when it pops add cumin seeds  reduce heat then add the ginger garlic paste saute till the aroma comes then add the onion chopped when it becomes translucent add chili powder,turmeric powder, garam masala powder, tomato paste or chopped tomato and let it cook and become mushy and dried a bit.Now add the cauliflower florets and peas stir gently cover and cook for few minutes until the veggies are cooked completely sprinkle some water if needed. Add 2-3 tsps of oil towards the sides of the pan and let it crisp up on low flame for 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves stir once gently remove from heat,cover and keep until served.

Serve the stir fry warm along with chapatti , roti or any flat bread.
Stays good for 2-3 days in refrigerator.
 *Note: u can cook cauliflower in the pan itself. I find it gets mushy which my herd dislikes hence I steam first.


Hope you like it.
Meena

Here are more peas preparation from Food Network friends:
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Weelicious: 
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Virtually Homemade: 
Green Pea Hummus
Homemade Delish: 
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Napa Farmhouse 1885: 
Marinated Peas & Peppers Salad
Red or Green: 
English Pea Mash on Garlic Rubbed Bruschetta
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: 
Cauliflower and Peas Stir-Fry
Taste with the Eyes: 
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The Mom 100: 
Spring Ramp and Pea Risotto
Dishin & Dishes: 
Sesame Sugar Snap Peas
FN Dish: 
The Freshest Ways to Pass the Peas, Please

11 comments:

  1. it looks just perfect...it seems like ages since I had it...now that I have been tempted I will make it this weekend..

    Seriously, in 10 minutes what can I do....If u get to know ur friends menu let me know too...I am so looking forward to easy recipes these days and something to prepare in 10 minutes is so awesome

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    1. Ya u think u and I are going to make it to the ten minute mark of hers with Indian food :)) thats only a dream dear:)) btw her menu consists of mostly salads and uncooked food.

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  2. Really delicious version of cauliflower .....and the best ones with chapatis........ :)

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  3. Tasty ,healthy,ymmy looking fry n combo..

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  4. Meeana - this is another ever loved classic dish. Just so good with chappati but we still prefer with lots of rice.

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  5. authentic and delicious combo dear..I always have a problem with making what to make next for lunch or dinner..btw,ur friend is lucky to survive on salads,I really hope if there was a machine to cook delicious meal in 10 minutes :)

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  6. It looks superb. Super delicious. Yum yum :)

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  7. Like you, I too need my meals planned well in time. The cauli and peas stir fry looks perfect and sounds great with a paratha ;)

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  8. delicious dear..I just love gobi matar with roti types :)

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  9. I know how tedious is our cooking, it takes hours to prepare a dish. My neighbors think that I am 24/7 in the kitchen, that too I blow the exhaust fan and it faces their driveway, so you can imagine. But the wife loves Indian food so much, so I treat her with Biriyani, Roti, Chicken curry and stuff like that. If I am not lazy, I just make up something with what I have in the refrigerator or pantry. But on lazy days even if all the ingredients are there I am reluctant to have my brain do the thinking job. Aloo gobi is one of the favorite of my kids. They love it with Chapathi. They are so easy to prepare right?

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Meena