Dec 12, 2011

Cauliflower Ambat

Cauliflower Ambat

A delicious main dish. Best combination with Rice. A delicacy in Konkani cuisine !!!!

Serves: 3

You will need

150 g cauliflower florets (12 florets)

1 cup ( 200 ml ) water

1/2 teaspoon salt

For coconut paste:

1 cup (75 g ) coconut, grated

5 - 6 dried red chillies, dry roast red chillies in 1/2 teaspoon oil for 5 minutes on a low heat

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon tamarind paste

2 tablespoons water

½ teaspoon methi powder (uluva podi / fenugreek powder)

Make a smooth paste of above ingredients with water. Finally add methi powder.

For seasoning:

2 teaspoons oil

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/4 teaspoon jeera ( cumin seeds )

1 spring curry leaves (6 curry leaves)


Wash cauliflower florets and drain out water thoroughly.

In a bowl, mix cauliflower florets with 1 cup (200 ml ) water and salt. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes or until ¾ done.

Add coconut paste, mix well (do not add extra water) and cook on a low heat for 8 - 10 minutes. Ambat should be of pouring consistency. Switch off the heat.

For seasoning:

Heat oil in a frying pan. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add jeera and fry for 1 minute. Add curry leaves and saute for 2 - 3 minutes until fragrant. Pour the seasoning over cauliflower amabt and mix well. Serve with rice.

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