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