Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cauliflower Orangey

Today I want to share with you a very delicious recipe which my Mom prepared for us this weekend and I don’t know it is my Mom’s special touch or itself the dish is so tasty, that it spread divine warmth in a chilled winter night .
Cauliflower    1 medium cut into bite size florets
Bay leaves     1 
Cardamom       2 whole
Onion paste    1 heaping spoon
Ginger garlic paste  1 tea spoon
Cayenne  powder  1/2  teaspoon
Orange juice     1/2  cup
Orange pulp      3 to 4
Clarified butter/ butter  1 table spoon
Sunflower Oil    1 to  2 table spoon
Salt             to taste


First let me tell you how to bring out the pulp from orange to add in this recipe. Hold the orange gently in your palm. Find the edge of a segment, where the pulp meets the membrane, and slice along this so that the pulp is separated from the membrane. Do this on both sides of the segment so you are cutting a long v-shape to completely free the segment from its membrane sheath. Do this carefully to avoid cutting yourself. Continue this process until all you have left is a “skeleton” of the membranes and a bowl full of small, juicy orange crescents. There should be no white parts or membrane on these crescents.
Take a pan put oil in it and then stir fry the cauliflower so they are half cooked. Now put off the flame . Mom cooked this on clarified butter but you can use butter or diet butter according to your access and need because with taste your health is also your first priority , yes taste will differ but such dish are a hit in whatever cooking medium you use.
Now take pan heat clarified butter in it then add crushed cardamom add with bay leaves. Then add the onion paste, ginger paste, garlic paste stir for few second then add the half cooked cauliflower, cayenne powder, salt. Add the orange juice (if the orange juice is tart add 1/4 tea spoon of sugar) little by little while you stir the whole thing. Cover the lid and cook for a minute when the cauliflower is cooked but bit crunchy then add those small juicy orange crescent. Mix with soft hand and your delicious cauliflower orangey is ready. Have it with your favorite bread roll, I have it with naan paratha and trust me the taste is so satisfying and flavorful that you will definitely catch some sweet dreams that night. Share your dreams if the formula works and also let me know how you like this cauliflower orangey and what addition and alteration you make according to your taste.
Be Happy And Stay Healthy.
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katerina said...

Sutapa this is a beautiful dish. I love the combination of orange and cauliflower. I can understand why it tasted heavenly. You are lucky your mom makes so well cooked meals.

Jay said...

wow...irresistable recipe...can t wait to giv a try..
Tasty appetite

Heavenly Housewife said...

What wonderful flavours. I never would have thought of putting oranges and cardamom with cauliflower, but I totally want to try it.
*kisses* HH

SpicyTasty said...

It is a nice touch with orange in it.

Shilpi Bose said...

Never thought of such a combination, I am sure the dish will be nice and tangy.

Anonymous said...

A very unique preparation of cauliflower with the orange flavor and the spices, sounds excellent!

Arthur said...

I am eating on a low carb diet, but I'm allowed orange in the second phase so I tried this recipe. The only modification is that I used the juice from another orange in place of store bought orange juice that often has sugur added. I also reduced the amount of orange juice (to reduce carbs) and in place added some orange zest so I still had enough orange flavor. The orange zest makes a nice topping when you plate it as well. I will definately put a link to this recipe on my low carb blog.

Catherine said...

Mmmm, very healthy and delicious! I love the addition of the orange, great way to jazz up a veggie!
Hugs & Blessings, Catherine~

Reeni said...

Orange and ginger - what a lovely combination for cauliflower! A Mom's touch does make it extra special!

aipi said...

you totally blew me away with this combination of orange with gobhi. I sat there thinking what it would be like and the more I thought the cooler it sounded..

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eMedOutlet said...

Seems delicious. I will try this week end.