Monday, 22 August 2011

Gobi Mattar/ Cauliflower and Peas Stir Fry


Monday Blues.... it is the "ahhhhh no" day for me.

I just had the two most glorious days.. Saturday and Sunday... spending the whole day with my son and hubby... doing what ever I like... lazying on bed for as long as I need....
Now I should be back to work, get up early in the morning... prepare breakfast and pack boxes for both my men. Back to cleaning, cooking, washing :-)

So to overcome my Monday blues, I start my day listening to good music. I love listening to Rafi. My favorite songs are "Chaudavin Ka Chand Ho" and "Baharon Phool Barsaao" sung by him, such a wonderful songs with wonderful lyrics .... can a day start better than this!!
Thinking about delicious and comforting food also helps in dealing with Monday blues in my case :-)

Usually on Mondays I cook which is very easy, which takes very less time and effort.
The recipe I am sharing with you is one such dish which is simple yet delicious and goes well with Roti or Steamed rice.


What you need:

Cauliflower : 1, big and firm, cut into bite sized florets
Peas : 1 cup (I used frozen)
Salt : to taste
Chilli powder : 1 tsp (you can add more or less acc. to your taste)
Coriander leaves : a handful, chopped
Onion : 1, thinly sliced
Ginger : 1 inch piece, finely chopped
Curry leaves : a few
Turmeric : 1 tsp
Mustard seeds: 1tsp
Jeera : 1 tsp
Oil : 3 or 4 Tbsp

Dry roast and grind:
Coriander seeds (Dhaniya) : 1 1/2 Tbsp
Fennel Seeds (Saunf) : 1 1/2 Tbsp
Jeera : 1/2 Tbsp

  1. Add oil in a large pan. After it is hot, add mustard seeds and jeera.
  2. After the mustard seeds splutter, add curry leaves, chopped ginger and sliced onions and turmeric.
  3. Fry for a min or two, and add the ground masala powder.
  4. Fry for few mins, and add cauliflower and peas.
  5. Mix, and add salt and red chilli powder.
  6. Mix well. Cover and cook for 10 minutes on low heat.
  7. Remove the lid, increase the heat to high, and saute for few more minutes till the moisture disappears.
  8. Adjust salt. Add the coriander leaves.
  9. Serve with Roti or Steamed rice.


Mom's Tips:
You can also make this as a gravy, by adding a tomato paste or by adding cashew paste.
For extra crunchiness, you can add some peanuts.

Happy Cooking and Have a Fabulous Monday!!!
Let me know how you deal with Monday Blues.


A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Gobi Mattar looks so yummy...loved the casserole as well along with the roti wrapped stirfry....Lovely looking blog you have..

SouthIndianHome said...

Looks mouthwatering and yummy.beautiful clicks

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kankana said...

my friends tell me how can I have monday blues as a house wife. I tell them become one and you will have it too! ;)
Gobi matar is one of those comforting indian dish and I love it. I have it in my blog too but loving your version more.

Miri said...

What a nice simple dish with great flavour.

Priya said...

My kind of stir fry, can have it with anything..delicious!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Frst time here, and am loving all ur clicks...matar gobi looks super tempting

munchmunchcrunchcrunch said...

i know what mondays can do to you...totally understand. first time here and you have a lovely collection of following you now and will be visiting often

Spandana said...

@Muskaan Thank You.
@Kankana... I agree.. even I argue with my friends that housewives too have Monday blues :-)
@Miri Thank You
@Priya.. Thank You
@Sharmilee.. I am glad that you liked.
@Aarthi... Thanks, and I am glad I found ur space too , its very nice.
@SouthIndianHome.. Thank You

Priya said...

Spandana,regarding ur q'n about peach jam,i didnt went for food preservative,coz its completely trying to avoid them, this jam without any preservative stay for a month if u conserve them correctly..Hope this helps..

Deeksha said...

Hi Spandana
Gobi mattar looks so inviting.Love to have this with paranthas.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

First time here and absolutely love your presentation and photos. Gobi Mattar looks simply superb.

Vardhini said...

Comfort food. Pictures are amazing. First time here and following you :)

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PJ said...

The clicks are so tempting that they make me hungry!!!