Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cauliflower Lima Beans Fry

          Cauliflower is one vegetable I like to always have in the fridge, you can come up with so many curries with it, from simple stir fries, to kurmas and appetizers like pakoras or the most loved manchurian. I simply love this vegetable, my daughter would not agree with me on this, except might be when she gets her pakoras. Today's recipe is a simple fry, I also added some lima beans, which is also something that I always have in the freezer. It blends very well with the cauliflower and also makes the dish more wholesome..

Need To Have
  • Cauliflower - 1 small
  • Lima Beans - 3/4 cup
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chilli Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Roasted cumin Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Urad Dal - 1 teaspoon

          Cut the cauliflower into medium size florets. Heat oil, add the urad dal, mustard and cumin seeds, once the spluttering stops, add  the curry leaves and the asafoetida, followed by the cauliflower, lima beans, turmeric powder and salt. Cover and cook till 3/4th done, add the chilli and coriander powder, reduce the heat and keep cooking till the cauliflower gets light brown spots. Finally, add the cumin and pepper powder, mix well and serve with some rice and dal.

Sending it to Sara's Corner for the Women's Day Celebration event,
                to Shama's Easy2cook Recipes for Sara's Cooking With Love - Granddad Series event,
                to Vegetarian Food And Me for I'm The Star event,
                to Spicy Treats for the Show Me The Hits - Fiber Rich Foods event,
                to Sumee's Culinary Bites for the Bon Vivant event,
                to Zesty Palette for Vidhya's Love Lock Series - Legumes event and
                to Srav's Cooking Concepts for the Vegan Diet - Only Plant Based event.

Do not overcook the cauliflower, can replace lima beans with peas or other beans.
Can also add some crushed garlic, will give a nice flavor to the dish.
You can also do this in the oven.

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  1. what a healthy recipe. Love the flavorings..
    Edible Entertainment

  2. Love the flavorful fry. Good combo and I too love cauliflower.

  3. Cauliflower is my favourite veggie..nice combo!

    PS: I too love that Trader Joe's cover! ;)

  4. very healthy and delicious recipe..loved it!!

  5. Creative combination of veggies here-yum! It does look tasty and the other bonus is that it is a quick fix dish. Well done!

  6. Love cauliflower too...Awesome recipe Hema.Thanks.

  7. Good combo. Simple and easy stir fry

  8. When I looked at your post the first thing that I noticed is that you have a TJ's bag in the photo. Very cool presentation. Cauliflower lima beans combo looks interesting.

  9. Nice combo and perfect curry for chapathis

  10. luks yumm yumm...nice one..vl try this..

  11. u were right when u said ur daughter is like me... even i like gobhi as a fried item :) ..this is such a healthy version though :) & thanks for the title!!

    Ongoing Event : I'm The Star

  12. nice stir fry and congrats to you too :)

  13. Nice combo its new to me.Will try .

  14. Very new combination will try this yummy fry for sureeee

  15. Healthy combo and super fry !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing event CC:Vegan Diet - Plant Based Food

  16. Interesting combo and looks yummy. Thx for linking to the event.

    Event: Legumes
    Event: Fenugreek/Kasuri Methi

  17. Hey hema!!! So nice to b on ur blog!! I think its my first time!!! Lovely space!!!gobi with lima beans!! Wow!! Super combo!! I think its calling out my name! Lol

  18. cauliflower & lima beans, such a unique combination but looks delecious