The last under seasonal produce is using two of our favourites – cauliflower & green peas. Both are abundantly available in winter and are freshest when used immediately. My local green grocer got some tender peas and fresh cauliflower and we had to make this immediately. Altho I make this thru the year with frozen peas, there’s something about fresh produce that makes you go for that second helping.
Gluten free, vegan and simple – this is a side dish that’s a sure family favourite and pairs well with dal+rice or even Rotis/ Chapatis / phulkas. This can be made ahead & refrigerated in bulk too for those living alone, and re-heated in small portions over the week.
Prep time : 10 mins, cook time : 10 mins, Serves : 2
Matar Gobhi Sabji – vegan, gluten free side dish
you would need:
- Cauliflower – cut into medium sized florets – 100 gms
- Fresh peas – 50 gms
- Potato – 1 large (about 40 gms) – opt.
- Onion – 1 medium
- Tomato – 1 medium
- Jeera (cumin seeds)- 1/2 tsp
- Green chilly – 1 no (slit or minced)
- Ginger – 1/2 inch
- Salt – to taste
- spice powders : turmeric, red chilli, garam masala, jeera (cumin powder) – to taste
- Oil – 1 tsp
- Garnish : coriander leaves + lemon juice (opt.)
- Wash, chop & Par boil peeled and cubed potatoes, peas and cauliflower for 6-7 mins. They should be 80% done. I usually pop these three veggies into the microwave with a pinch of salt for 5-6 mins.
- In a pan, add oil, splutter jeera. Add the onions and chilly., saute, add turmeric, ginger and saute again till onions turn translucent
- Now add the chopped tomatoes & saute till tomatoes turn soft. Add salt at this stage.
- Add the spice powders and the par boiled veggies, sprinkle very little water and cook covered for 4-5 mins till the veggies are done (avoid shaking or tossing them repeatedly – they would lose their shape and texture).
- Check for salt and spices. Adjust if needed
- Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves & lemon juice
Sending this to BM # 71 under “Seasonal Produce” Theme