November 10, 2016

Andhra Style Cauliflower - Chanadal - Coconut Stir Fry

Hi readers!! Cauliflower season has started.There is a plenty of Cauliflower available in the market, and i usually buy them often as everybody in my family loves Cauliflower. Cauliflower aka Gobi is one of my favourite vegetable.Truly!! I can say I am a big fan of Gobi :) I love almost all cauliflower recipes. I often make different varieties with Cauliflower. Whatever the dish you make with Cauliflower it will not disappoint you !!! When it is raining!!! having hot hot Gobi manchuria or Gobi 65 along with a cup of hot tea, hmmm it's divine feeling !! In chilled winter nights, just make spicy Gobi masala, serve it hot with parathas or chapathis,really they taste heavenly. I am sure your family members become speechless!! Have you tried this anytime ??:) Just try it once :)

There are tons of recipes for this Cauliflower. We can use cauliflower to make pickles,curries, fried snacks,soups, salads etc..The Gobi dish I am talking about today is "Cauliflower -Chanadal - Coconut Stir Fry", a very good accompaniment for hot piping rice, sambhar and ghee..Let us learn how to make this simple dish "cauliflower - chanadal - coconut stir fry"..

Ingredients :
1 medium sized cauliflower
1/2 cup chana dal, soaked in water for 20 minuites
1 cup grated fresh coconut
3 green chillies, slit lengthwise
1 spring curry leaves
Salt as needed
1 spoon red chilli powder
pinch of turmeric powder
2-3 table spoons fresh finely chopped coriander leaves

For Seasoning :
1 1/2 table spoon oil
1 spoon chana dal
1 spoon urad dal
1/4 spoon mustard seeds
1/4 spoon cumin seeds
1 broken red chilli
pinch of asafoetida

Preparation :
1.First thing to do is, soak the cauliflower florets in salted warm water
   to bring all the hidden worms out.Keep aside.
2. Soak chanadal / bengal gram/senagapappu in a cup of water for 20
     minuites.Later,strain and drain the water completely and keep aside.
3. Grate the fresh coconut. keep aside.
4.Heat a pan with oil, add chana dal, urad dal, fry them for few seconds
   until they turn golden colour, then add mustard seeds and cumin seeds,
   let them splutter for a while, then add curry leaves, broken red chilli, 
   pinch of asafoetida.
5. Add soaked chana dal, fry for few seconds, you can say about 5-6 
6. Then add cauliflower florets, add salt, turmeric powder, saute them on
    low flame until the cauliflowers florets is cooked but not mushy.You can
    sprinkle water, but do not add much.
7. Final step - add fresh grated coconut, mix well.
8. Garnish with fresh, finely chopped coriander leaves.
9. All done !!! serve it hot with hot steamed rice, sambhar, papad 
    and ghee :)

Notes :
  • The general rule about cooking with cauliflower is not to overcook.
  •  Cauliflower becomes mushy and tasteless when overcooked.

Hope you all enjoyed my recipe. Please leave your comments and valuable feed back here to improve my blogging and cooking skills :)

Once again, thanks for visiting my blog:) meet you tomorrow !!



  1. Cauliflower with coconut stir fry looks so yummy and colorful.

    1. Thank you so much beenašŸ˜ƒ thanks for your feedbackšŸ˜ƒ

  2. cauliflower channa dal looks so yummy and inviting ..

  3. Ya cauliflour my favourite too... recipe looks delicious...

    1. Thank you so much Anns :) Thanks for visiting my blog and giving valuable feedback Anns:)


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