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Cauliflower Milagu Pirattal, Cauliflower Pepper Fry Recipe


  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x

Description

Recipe for chettinad style Cauliflower Milagu Pirattal, Cauliflower Pepper Fry Recipe made with homemade masala. Recipe with step by step pictures.


Ingredients

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For the Masala

  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2 tablespoon khus khus (white poppy seeds)
  • 2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 inch piece cinnamon
  • 1/2 of a star anise

For the perattal

  • 500 grams cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (Indian gingely oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 sprigs coriander leaves, chopped

Instructions

  1. Dry roast all the masala ingredients on a low flame for 3-4 minutes. Set aside to cool.Once the masalas are cool, grind to a fine powder in a heavy duty mixie. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add in the cumin seeds, curry leaves and the crushed garlic. Fry for a few seconds. Add in the chopped onions and salt.
  3. Saute the onions for about 3-4 minutes till soft. Add in the tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes are cooked and soft, about 3 minutes.
  4. Once the tomatoes are cooked, add in the masala powder. Mix well to combine.
  5. Add in the cauliflower and half a cup of water. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes. The cauliflower should be firm but cooked after 10 minutes.
  6. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu