There are days when you are short of ideas what to cook for lunch or dinner. Or sometimes your fridge is short of vegetables or you are short of time and some sudden guest arrives. Then the biggest question is what to cook, that doesn’t demand much of your time.
I’m not an exception.Same thing happens with me also. Like few days back,I was busy with my daughter’s studies as her exams were approaching. So I wanted to cook something fast but healthy. When I checked into my fridge there was nothing more than this… a small cauliflower, which was insufficient for my family. Now what to do… was a big question. Hubby has to go to his office with lunch. The idea of making this cauliflower bhurji came to my mind that I used to make years ago. Somehow I stopped making it as it needed laborious task of grating cauliflower. But thanks to chopper now, that work is done in minutes. Still the problem that existed was,I had only a small cauliflower so I improvised my cauliflower bhurji by changing it to soya cauliflower bhurji that takes less than 15 minutes to make… Believe me, I’m not exaggerating. You try it n serve it either with parantha or as a side dish with some dal and chapatis.
|Soya granules||½ cup
|Cauliflower||1 cup, grated
|Peas ||½ cup|
|Onion||1 small, finely chopped
|Tomato ||1 medium, finely chopped|
|Ginger||1 teaspoon, finely chopped
|Garlic||2-3 cloves, finely chopped|
|Green chillies||2 finely chopped
|Cumin seeds||½ teaspoon
|Coriander powder ||½ teaspoon|
|Turmeric powder ||¼ teaspoon|
|Chili powder ||¼ teaspoon|
|Garam masala||¼ teaspoon|
|Coriander ||1 tablespoon, chopped|
- Wash the soya granules. Bring water to a boil. Add ½ teaspoon of salt and soya granules to the water. Turn off the heat. Let it stay for 10-15 minutes. Now, squeeze the soya granules thoroughly.. These are now ready for use.
- Wash cauliflower thoroughly Or put it in hot water containing a pinch of turmeric and salt. Keep it in water for 5 minutes. Drain well and grate it or chop it very fine.
- Chop rest of the vegetables very fine.
- Take oil in a saucepan and heat it.
- Add cumin seeds to the hot oil. Once the seeds start spluttering, add ginger, garlic and onions. Saute till they turn light brown in color.
- Add tomatoes and chillies and cook on medium heat till they get cooked well. If need, add few tablespoons of water.
- Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, salt and mix well. Cook on a medium flame for another 5 minutes while stirring continuously, sprinkle little water to prevent the masalas from burning.
- Add peas, grated cauliflower and soya granules. Mix well and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes on low flame.
- Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander.