WV5 ~ Steamed Cauliflower

Sanna Jaaji (Jasmine) from Backyard
Sanna Jaaji (Jasmine) from Backyard

Morning:
2 pesarattus (moong dosa) with peanut chutney
A cup of ragi ganji without sweetener

Noon:
1 pesarattu with a cup of brinjal-tomato curry. The brinjals are homegrown and tasted quite good with tomato masala.
A cup of moong dal rasam
Half carrot and half apple

Evening:
A glass of cold ginger buttermilk

Night:
A cup of steamed cauliflower florets with salt and black pepper
A cup of brinjal tomato curry
A cup of moong dal rasam
For dessert: apple grated and added to a cup of soy milk

Workout:
Cleaned the whole house. Vacuum, mop the tile floors etc, two hours of sweat inducing workout – morning
Stitched new curtains for the living room. Felt very accomplished and tailory – evening

In retrospect:
Complaint-free day.

Steamed Cauliflower

Tears stream when cauliflower appears on the plate, those were the days from The Wonder Years. From running away to reluctantly having and now actually enjoying cauliflower, I finally feel I made peace with this white ghost like haunting vegetable. When steamed and served, even without any special seasonings, cauliflower shines with sweet simplicity. A delayed revelation.

Steamed cauliflower preparation is easy. Cut cauliflower into big sized florets. Take them in a steam basket.

Bring a pot of water to boil. Insert steam basket and cover. Steam until the cauliflower florets are just tender. Remove the basket and serve the florets warm.

I prefer mine plain. Sometimes I also add a sprinkle of salt, black pepper and lemon juice. Good food.

Steamed Cauliflower Florets
Steamed Cauliflower Florets ~ For Meal Today

© Recipe and Photos Copyright 2009 Indira Singari.

12 Comments

  • By Sudeshna, July 23, 2009 @ 11:38 pm

    Indira, I just envy your little patch of land, the jasmine looks so refreshing. Here in Bangalore, and living in a rented flat, there is not even space for potted plants leave apart a patch of land.
    The florets look so yummy and healthy. will try this out.

  • By ranjan, July 24, 2009 @ 7:48 am

    Indira, steamed cauliflower sounds nice, do like it with cheese especially in winter.

  • By DK, July 24, 2009 @ 10:30 am

    I tried out your ginger buttermilk – its was yummy! thanks for a great recipe Indira.

    Also your post reminded me that its been ages since I made pesarattu! Will soak some lentils today :)

  • By Srimathi, July 24, 2009 @ 11:36 am

    Hi Indra,

    Its been months since I looked at blogs. Are you on a diet? The diet looks good. Impressed that you did a lot in a day. I have just moved and I feel like just sitting down and forget about unpacking.

  • By madhuri, July 24, 2009 @ 12:05 pm

    o wow Indira, what an accomplishment.U dont seem to stay 1minute idly huh!! so many errands you got.U keep urself busy all the time.Thats wht I like it in you.Im like aaah let me rest few mins and will do soon :) If I get the urge, I will finish chores in few hrs………R u on diet or what?With the housekeeping and the errands You do,I guess u do not need any diet…U burn the carbs very easily hehe

  • By madhuri, July 24, 2009 @ 12:09 pm

    The florets look so tempting.I just go @ sprouts daybefore for 88C.. will try for lunch today as soon as I hit home after work. thnx indira..Happy weekend ahead

  • By Indian Girl, July 24, 2009 @ 12:56 pm

    I love jasmine in tiny amounts. I look for all bath products with a hint of jasmine in it.
    You made curtains !!! Is there anything you cannot do ?

  • By Kavya, July 24, 2009 @ 2:44 pm

    Hi Indira, Could you please tell me where i can get Jasmine and Curryleaf plants?? Any websites would be much appreciated as I live in California. Thanks!!

    Hello Kavya,
    My jasmine is from Houston Meenakshi temple and curry leaf plant is a gift from a friend. I often see both curry leaf and jasmine plants during spring and summer seasons at local Indian stores and temples. Try your local Indian grocery shops and ask the shop owners. Jasmine is also available at Home Depot and Lowe’s. Local nurseries are also good resources for our kind of plants. For online resources, try Google or Yahoo search. Hope this helps.
    -Indira

  • By kalva, July 24, 2009 @ 8:08 pm

    Lovely post.

  • By Kavya, July 25, 2009 @ 12:07 am

    Thanks Indira,I’ve checked the local nursery, but no luck. So, I’ll check with the local Indian stores!!

  • By Hima, July 25, 2009 @ 1:56 pm

    Hi indira,
    I have tried many of your recipes and they all turned out great. I made ginger buttermilk. After roaming in the hot sun, got back home and was tired, wanted to have nice cold drink…then i browsed your site and decided to make it. It turned out great. Thanks a lot!

  • By kavya, August 9, 2009 @ 2:15 pm

    Hey Indira,Thanks for the pointers.. I finally found gundu malli(arabian jasmine)at Home depot!!! BTW, what is Sanna jaaji called here?

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