Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cauliflower And Soy Roast

          Cauliflower and Soy Roast, this is yet another easy and very tasty side dish that goes well with almost anything. I need not go into the nutritional value of soy, a good source of protein - to say the least. Cauliflower pairs with it very well, and the ground masala that I have used gives a nice taste to the otherwise bland soy chunks, give it a try, you'll like it..

Need To Have

  • Cauliflower - 1 small
  • Soy Chunks - 1 cup
  • Dry Red Chilly - 1
  • Curry Leaves - 10 - 15
  • Salt - to taste

To Grind

  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Fennel Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Grated Coconut - 1 tablespoon
  • Red Chilly Powder - 3/4 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon

          Chop the cauliflower into medium size florets, wash well and then add to boiling water and switch off. Leave it for 5 minutes and remove it.

          Boil some more water and add the soy chunks, switch off and cover and leave it for 30 minutes. Then squeeze out the water and keep the soy chunks, if they look too big slice them into two. Grind all the ingredients given under 'to grind'.

          Heat some oil, add the 1 red chilly and curry leaves, mix for a few seconds, then add the cauliflower and the soy chunks and mix.

          Now add the ground paste and salt, mix well, add a little oil and keep cooking on medium heat, till the cauliflower looks roasted and gets light brown spots. Serve it warm.

The cauliflower that we get in India is best done like this, but for the cauliflower that's available in the US, don't leave it for 5 mins in the hot water, just wash it with hot water, otherwise it'll turn very soft.
While cooking the cauliflower after adding the paste, keep mixing the vegetable and soy chunks at intervals.
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  1. A very unique and different combination. look really inviting!

  2. tempting and yummy ...Join me in Fast Food Event - Poha in my blog.

  3. A different combo with nice flavorful masala

  4. Delicious roast love the combo of soy and cauliflower

  5. love the roast normally i do it with cabbage.. with cauliflower it is new to me

  6. Wowwwwwwwww looking so yummyyyyyyyy

  7. Delicious and healthy side dish..

  8. A very unique recipe Hema...appreciate that you shared this one..Thanks,

  9. Healthy recipe Hema.. Would make a great side dish for chapathis or any pilafs

  10. Nice combo,wish to have hot pulkas....