Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the family Brassicaceae . It is an annual plant that reproduces by seed. Typically, only the head is eaten – the edible white flesh sometimes called “curd” . The Brassicaceae also includes broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, collard greens and kale and are collectively called cole crops ( aka cool season crops )
“Kootu” is the traditional South Indian thick stew made with an amalgamation of varied vegetables in a spicy savory aromatic base made of lentils, coconut and black pepper. This Kootu/South Indian Stew is made with Cauliflowers, hence the name Cauliflower Kootu.
Spinach/Palak in Phulka’s (Indian Flat bread) is a soft and puffed up Indian flat bread eaten with curries.It is a healthy way to incorporate greens into your diet.
Chettinad Cauliflower Masala Dosa : A thin and crispy Indian pancake prepared with fermented dosa/Idli batter which is topped with cauliflower stuffing/ bhaji and tucked in. It is usually served as a morning breakfast item in South India.
Kurma : A simple, creamy vegetable stew of India which is mildly spiced and prepared using coconut milk as a base is called a Kurma/Korma.This recipe of Cauliflower and green peas Kurma is a great vegetarian accompaniment to any Indian flat breads or piping hot rice.
Frittata is an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette or crustless quiche or scrambled eggs, enriched with additional ingredients such as meats, cheeses or vegetables. The word frittata is Italian and roughly translates to “fried. This recipe of Caramelized Frittata is made using Cauliflower.