Monday, October 17, 2011

Simple Cauliflower&Green Peas Stir-fry

How often do you raid your fridge for prospective vegetables for curries and stir fries for lunch or dinner and find a bit of everything and get confused even further?yes,that happens to me most of the time.Since I cook for two,I always have half or quarter of a vegetable left in the fridge and God help it if I forget about it.After a fridge cleaning drive lately,I am more careful about the stuff I am putting in these days.

As I was finishing up cooking for lunch,I got few florets of Cauliflower(left from making this sabzi)and the last of my frozen green peas.I also had some peeled shallots in the fridge so decided to put everything together.Do you add different vegetables in a stir-fry and call it a mix veg stir fry too;),I'd love to know!
Simple Cauliflower & Green Peas Stir fry


Cauliflower florets - about 2 cups,chopped
Fresh/Frozen Green peas - 1/3 cup
Haldi/Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Shallots/Pearl onions - 5-6,sliced
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Sambhar powder* - 1 tsp
Salt to taste


Clean the cauliflower florets in several changes of water.In a pan,add haldi and warm to the touch water and add cauliflower and green peas(if frozen) and keep aside for a few minutes till you get everything else ready.
In a kadai,add oil and splutter mustard seeds.Mix in the sliced shallots and curry leaves till the shallots start turning golden brown.
Lower the flame and add sambhar powder and saute for a minute or so taking care not to burn.
Drain the cauliflower and green peas and mix it in.Add enough salt to taste and sprinkle about a tbsp or so water and close the kadai with a lid.
Simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes.

*If you do not have ready made Sambhar powder,you can use a mix of red chilly powder and dhania powder.

On another note,a week back we had a grand blogger meet at Hyatt,Chennai for an event organized by Indiblogger along with Tata Grande.I was a bit apprehensive in the beginning as I didn't know anyone other than a couple of Food bloggers,but oh boy was I wrong.The bloggers were so friendly and in a while,all of us got along with each other like a house on fire.Here's a peek-

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Indiblogger also had a Dove campaign going on and as a part of it,they sent home a Dove Hair care package.I am very choosy when it comes to using hair products but Dove is truly a class apart.Loving the product.

If you have not yet geared up for Diwali and confused where to start and what to cook,check out Indus Ladies Free e-book for download with 100 Diwali recipes.You can find my recipe for Kadi too.


  1. Divya this is my all time fav sabji..looks great

  2. Any time comfort fav yum with sambar rice

  3. very delicious fry..I love this combo...nice 2 knw that u ppl enjoyed the meet

  4. stir fry is really looks simple...and meet up with other bloggers nice..

  5. I love this combination. Looks delocious!

  6. such an easy, my kind of weekday sabji! :) looks like you had such fun time at the blogger meet.

  7. This post is so fetish-worthy, I’ve been inspired to include it in my Friday Food Fetish blog. If you have any objections, please let me know

  8. This looks good! Actually, this recipe is my mother's favorite because of the snow peas. She really loves the taste of it and she's always cooking this of her and my older brother.

    Easy Stir Fry


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