It’s funny how suddenly one day you become allergic to something that you have been eating all your life!
In my case it was Gobhi / Cauliflower! I hadn’t eaten gobhi in the last 5 years! I love gobhi ❤ ! I was missing it so much that I decided to take a chance and eat it! Thankfully, All Is Well ❤️!
This is how I love my gobhi ❤
1 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Red chili powder
1/2 Dry mango Powder (Amchoor )
Chaat Masala / Cajun seasoning
1. Create a spice mix from salt 1tsp . red chilli powder 1/2 tsp & dry mango powder 1/2 tsp – with the ratio 2:1:1.
2. Rinse cauliflower head under cold water to remove dirt. Cut the cauliflower florets from the center, leaving short stalks. Discard the heart at center.
3. Wash the florets thoroughly in a colander and set aside. Drain all the water and sprinkle the above spice mix on the florets. Toss well. Sprinkle some more, to make sure all florets are covered with the mix. Set aside for 15 minutes.
4) In the meanwhile, heat oil, just enough to cover half the floret length. Say about 1/2 an inch .
5) Add florets to the oil, one at a time, stalk go in the oil first with the florets facing up. Make sure not to over crowd the utensil with too many florets. Add the florets carefully, there is a chance of oil spluttering as the florets have oozed out water because of the salt in the spice mix.
6) Shallow fry until done and light golden. Flip the florets now, with the stalks facing up. Fry until crisp. You might have to keep changing sides for even cooking and coloring.
7) Once done , remove on a paper towel and sprinkle with a big pinch of Chaat masala / Cajun seasoning!
8) Yummm! It’s done! Serve hot as an appetizer with your favorite dip or team it with roti /flatbread and raita!
1) Make sure the oil is moderately hot . If the oil is not hot enough , cauliflower florets will end up absorbing too much oil . If the oil is hotter than it should be , you will see the florets stalks will brown too easily , but will be raw from inside .
2) Make sure the florets are of equal size and are not too small or it will be difficult to serve as an appetizer .
3) The chili powder used will be settling down while frying. So add oil accordingly , as the rest of the oil cannot be reused .
4) If you want to avoid chaat masala / Cajun seasoning, just sprinkle some salt and red chili powder.
Happy Munching ❤
Sonal Kalra 🙂
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