Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Cauliflower with Lima Beans

Cauliflower by itself can sometimes be a little boring.... and at such times, Lima beans come to the rescue! Lima beans have a delicate flavour that complements any dish. Also, they are a good source of protien and cholesterol-lowering fiber. Here is a simple fry that is quick & easy, for one of those lazy days!
Cauliflower florets, of 1 whole Cauliflower
1/2 cup baby lima beans
1 medium onion, chopped into small pieces
1 dried red chillie, broken into pieces
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
3 garlic cloves, minced
6 curry leaves
salt, turmeric, chillie powder, masala powder
2 tbsp oil
chopped coriander leaves
  • Heat oil in a wide skillet, add seasoning of red chillie, cumin seeds
  • Add chopped onion, curry leaves, garlic and let fry until onion turns translucent
  • Add lima beans, cauliflower florets, turmeric & salt, mix well
  • Cover & cook for 5-8 minutes, remove the cover and let fry on medium-high until done (& until all moisture is evaporated)
  • Add masala powder & red chillie powder (quantities to suit your palate), mix and saute for a couple of minutes
  • Turn the stove off, add chopped coriander leaves & mix

Serve with chapathis/rotis. Equally good with rice!

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