I didnt really want to enter the kitchen ( leave alone cooking) after a good long weekend.We went shopping like crazy..been to all the stores..had a birthday party to attend, a potluck with friends.Lots of food, fun and laughter.We packed some left over fried rice from the birthday party we attended yesterday and I decided to make this quick cauliflower pepper fry to go along with it.I didnt have to slog much in the kitchen on a Monday morning.
Cauliflower- 1 medium size or roughly about 2 lbs
Pearl onions-6 to 8
Mustard seeds- 1 tea spoon
Star aniseeds-1 or 2
Curry leaves- few
Ghee-2 table spoon
To grind together:
Black pepper-1tea spoon
Cumin seeds-1 tea spoon
1.Cut cauliflower into bit sized florets.Peel garlic and pearl onions and chop them. Heat ghee in a pan, season with aniseeds and mustard seeds.
2.Fry the to-grind together ingredients in little ghee and grind it to a fine paste.
3..Add chopped pearl onions, garlic and curry leaves and fry until brown.
4.Add cut cauliflower with little water, close with a lid, keep in a low flame, till cauliflower is cooked and water is absorbed completely.
5.Mix ground paste with little ghee and add salt to it.
6.Fry in a low flame constantly till the ground mixture coats the cauliflower and the ghee is seperated.
7.Serve with fried rice or chappathis.