Cauliflower is one of the most favorite winter vegetables in India. A variety of cauliflower is found around the world. The colors varying from white, red, green and purple! The head of the cauliflower is used in different Indian cauliflower recipes. The leaves and roots are generally discarded. Cauliflower is cooked in a number of ways. It can be steamed, grilled, roasted, etc.
How to select cauliflower?
Always go for a cauliflower which is absolutely fresh. It should be clean and white in color. It is important that the head is compact. There should not be a separation of florets. These should be well intact.
How to cook cauliflower?
Cauliflower can be cooked by boiling, steaming, sautéing or frying it. What is the best way to cook cauliflower is a big debate. I prefer to steam the vegetables or blanch them. You can also sauté the veggies healthily by cooking them with little water or vegetable stock for 5 minutes or so.
How to store cauliflower?
The head and stem should not be separated. The cauliflower can be refrigerated for up to 7 days if stored in a paper bag or plastic bag.
Health benefits of cauliflower:
Cauliflower is a great source of vitamin and other nutrients. It is low on calories and high in fiber.
Cauliflower is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Vitamin B6.
Cauliflower is high in fiber. That helps to keep the digestive system good. Apart from this in it is high in fiber, cauliflower is great for weight loss too.
It is a good source of antioxidants. The antioxidants present in cauliflower help to prevent cancer.
Cauliflower has high water content. It keeps you hydrated for long.
How to enjoy this healthy vegetable?
“Cauliflower recipes” are the ways to enjoy this healthy veggie. In Indian there are a number of Indian Cauliflower recipes, be it the North Indian Cauliflower recipes or the South Indian Cauliflower recipes. It is prepared as the main dish or side dish.
Here are a few delish ways to add cauliflower to your diet:
Aloo Gobhi ki Sabji: If we are talking about the Indian cauliflower recipes, this North Indian Cauliflower recipe has to top the list. Aloo gobhi is prepared in different ways by different people in Punjab etc.
Gobi ki Sabji: Cauliflower is a healthy veggie that is loved even by the weight watchers. And therefore there should be a cauliflower recipe without any potatoes. This Indian cauliflower recipe is one such recipe.
Gobi ka Paratha: Stuffed parathas are everyone’s all-time favorites. Hot and crisp paratha with chilled yogurt with some green chutney on the side makes for a great brunch idea. There had to be a paratha recipe with cauliflower.
Gobi Keema: If you have never, do try this cauliflower recipe. Minced or finely chopped cauliflower cooked with onion and ginger along with a few basic spices makes a party dish.
Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear.
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