Friday, February 27, 2009

Cauliflower and Red-peppers in Almond sauce.

I make side dishes like indian gravies almost 3-4 nights a week to go with chapathis. I try using different combination of  veggies and flavors usingdifferent spices and nuts. One such dish I tried out was cauliflower and red-peppers combined with powdered almonds with chili powder.
This curry tasted great with chapathis/ whole wheat flat bread. With soft bite from cauliflower and bit crunch from peppers with mild almond flavor and spicyness from chili powder.


Ingredients :
Cauliflower - 1 small (cut into medium size pieces)
Red pepper - 1 cut into small bit size pieces
Ginger- 1tsp grated

For seasoning :
Oil - about 1tsp
Cumin seeds/jeera - 1tsp
Red chili powder - 2tsp
Turmeric powder - 1tsp
Almond powder-about 2tbsp

For Garnish :
A hand full of cilantro/coriander leaves chopped
Fresh squeeze of lime/lemon juice about a table spoon.


  1. Chop cauliflower and red pepper to bit size pieces and keep aside. Take few table-spoons of whole or chopped almonds and grind to fine powder using a blender or mixer.
  2. Heat a tsp of oil in a pan when hot add cumin seeds, grated ginger then add chopped veggies cover the pan with a lid and cook of 5-7 mins until the veggies are just tender.
  3. Now add turmeric, chili powder and almond powder, mix well to coat the veggies. Add few teaspoon of water to it if the mixture is too dry.
  4. Once the veggies are well combined with spices and almond powder. Switch off then garnish with cilantro leaves and squeeze fresh lime juice, mix well and serve warm with rotis or rice. Enjoy !
*Make sure not to chop cauliflower to small size so when cooked it loses its shape and become soft and mashed like. Chop the veggies to medium size.

I'll be sending this to the event JFI-Cauliflower hosted by Mythreyee of Paajaka Recipes which was originally started by Indira of Mahanandi .

30 comments:

  1. wow.. awesome pic..looks very colorful.

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  2. Adding alond powder must have made the curry rich. Awesome pic also :)

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  3. That sounds delicious...adding almond is something new...looks great

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  4. Aww can i get some???? Love the color and the pic.Adding almond is a super idea,will try doing that.

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  5. hmm..looks delicious and colorful & healthy!!
    I will definetely try it..

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  6. Eyecatching click!!!makes me hungry..

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  7. Sounds delightful, looks so colorful too !

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  8. very colourful curry. adding almond powder sounds makes it more delicious i think :)

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  9. Wow.. thats a colourful click! Looks inviting! Delicious recipe!

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  10. Looks so colorful..yellow and red..wow very inviting..Simple and rich..Love the addition of almond powder

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  11. The picture is beautiful, Madhu! The addition of almond powder is interesting. Gotta try that.

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  12. I found your blog by doing a search for an apple cheese sandwich. I love cauliflower and I am going to try this tonight! Looks delish!

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  13. Wow..great colors.
    Red pepper with cauliflower makes a great eyecatching combo.

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  14. that looks so colourful and vibrant...delicious..

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  15. Hi,
    I'm a newbie to blogging and absolutely loved your pages. Will defintely follow it:)
    cheers!
    smitha
    saffronapron.blogspot.com

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  16. Love the colors of the dish. I've never used red bell pepper and cauliflower together, though both of them are on my grocery list almost every week. Something that looks this good must be tried.:)

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  17. Looks vlovely and colourful. Excellent presentation and delicious dish :)!!

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  18. The recipe is nice but the picture is just brilliant! Very vibrant and colorful :)

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  19. so colorful and tasty combo... very good click.

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  20. nice combo! looks so colorful and yummy.

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  21. That looks lovely and colourful :D

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  22. Looks colorful and appealing... adding almonds is new to to me

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  23. wow pic looks beautiful.. very nice click and yummy curry.

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  24. first time in ur blog..nice click!!

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  25. I have a Punjabi friend of mine. They make the cauliflower taste awfully good. Your recipe looks similar. mmmmmmm....

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  26. Hi, This receipe is very interesting. but i had a doubt. Should we soak cauliflower in hot water to kill worms(which can be found in cauliflower very often)? if yes, after soaking in water and if we put them in oil, will it cook properly?
    2. if we don't have almond's powder, what will be the good alternative?

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  27. @ Anonymous ..
    You can sure boil and clean the cauliflower ahead.Make sure not to cook cauliflowers too soft/mushy, let it hold its shape.
    You can substitute almonds with cashews or any other nuts or coconut will be good too.Just grind before adding.
    Hope this is helpful enough, thanks for your time.

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