Packed with essential nutrients, cauliflower (cabbage flower) is one of familiar vegetables. Its compact flower heads hold numerous health benefiting phtyo-nutrients such as vitamins, indole-3-carbinol, sulforaphane etc., that help prevent overweight, diabetes and offer protection from prostate, ovarian, and cervical cancers.
Botanically, it is a member in the cruciferous or brassicaceae family of vegetables and has similar nutritional and phyto-chemistry profile as that of other brassica family veggies like broccoli and cabbage.
Cauliflower Thoran is a lovely and tasty recipe.
1. Cauliflower 250 gm2. Oil 2 tablespoon3. Mustard seed ½ teaspoon4. Shallot (finely chopped) 2 desert spoon5. Pepper powder ¼ teaspoon6. Grated coconut 2 desert spoon7. Green chilly (slit in half) 48. Curry leaves 1 stem9. Salt As required
Cook the cauliflower in little water and salt.
In a pan, heat oil, splutter mustard seeds.
Add chopped shallot, green chilly, pepper powder, curry leaves and sauté.
Now add grated coconut and cooked cauliflower and cook on a low flame.
Sprinkle little pepper powder and remove from fire.
Footnotes: Before cooking you have to put cauliflower into boiling water to kill germs inside in the cauliflower.Click here to read the Best Way to Wash Fruits and Vegetables