Thursday, August 22, 2013

Cauliflower Malligai | Cauliflower maligai

I watch TV cookery shows(lets make that watched, shall we..), the favorite being Donna Hay's fast, fresh and simple, Nigella Kitchen and ofcourse our Tamil cookery shows. Back when I was in India, amma and me used to never miss a show of the Kitchen Superstars that got telecasted in Vijay TV, not because we loved the show but to compare it with Masterchef Australia. But then again I liked the show because amma and me used to spend some quality time together.

This recipe, we saw it in the "Masterclass" that the judges held for the contestants. It sounded simple and different from the regular manchurians or pakodas or fritters that we make with cauliflower and so amma decided to give it a go. Moreover we had a whole bunch of fresh coriander leaves which had to be used up and so the recipe sounded just right.

~*What U Need*~
To grind:
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
Green chilli - 1
Ginger - 1" piece
Garlic cloves - 2
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs

Cornflour - 1/4 cup
Gram flour - 2 tbsp
Rice flour - 2 tbsp
Cauliflower florets - 1 cup

Green chilli - 1
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Thick curd - 1 tbsp

Water, salt, turmeric powder

How I Made it:
Grind all the ingredients under 'to grind' to a paste. Soak cauliflower florets in water with salt and turmeric powder for 15 mins. After 15 mins, drain water and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Add the paste to the cauliflower along with the cornflour, gram flour and rice flour.

Mix well, season with salt and allow to marinate for 15 mins. Heat oil and fry the florets till golden brown.

In a kadai, add 1 tsp oil, add the slit green chillies and then the yogurt. After 2 mins, add the fried cauliflower florets and toss well.

Serve warm as starter!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Looks so yum Vimitha :) must be so heavenly

  2. wow..this sounds so flavorful n yummy starter....looks tempting vimitha!

  3. this is very different from the usual variations.looks super delicious.

  4. sounds very interesting,love it !!

  5. interesting one dear.. would be very delicious :)

  6. Delicious and lovely looking cauliflower preparation.

  7. Sounds delicious, we made cauliflower pakoda like this way. Yummy and mouthwatering malligai.

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  8. Interesting recipe! By the way is it காலிஃப்ளவர் "மல்லிகை/மாளிகை/மளிகை"??! இந்த வித்யாசமான பெயரே என்ன ரெசிப்பி இதுன்னு பார்க்க தூண்டுது! :)

  9. this indeed sounds very different,.. i am sure the mint & coriander must ahve given a ice flavor

  10. wow..looks finger licking it Vimi

  11. delicious and interesting cauliflower malligai dear :)

  12. A new one...Looks and sounds delicious

  13. Simplemente delicioso y original me encanta ,abrazos.

  14. Looks very Tempting! It's a gr8 starter!

  15. Simple yet delicious....awesome...I love cauliflower in any way and I love this...

  16. Looks great! I LOVE a great cauliflower recipe!
    Mary x

  17. I love cauliflower recipes,it looks simply superb dear.

  18. wow,we love cauliflowers and this recipe has just given a new way of cooking with our favorite veggie,thanks for sharing :-)

  19. Sounds really good, I too love to watch all sort of cookery shows and competition :)


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