Cauliflower or gobhi, as we call it in Hindi is my absolute favorite vegetable. I am so glad that I can savour this veggie even on my Keto journey. This recipe is a spicy keto cauliflower curry which uses a particular blend of spices and tastes absolutely amazing even if you are not on keto!
Hello everyone! Everyone in my family and friends know that Cauliflower is my favorite vegetable. I don’t crave any other sabzi/ dish more than Gobhi Aloo ki sabzi that my mom used to make. Gobhi Aloo ki sabzi is an Indian style spicy curry made with Cauliflower and potatoes. I can still smell that aroma wafting through the kitchen from years earlier. Each time I go back home to India, Gobhi aloo is the first dish that I tell my mom to cook for me.
On keto, obviously I am not allowed to have any potatoes. But I am so glad I can have cauliflower.
I usually make one whole head of cauliflower and eat it in small servings over a period of two days at least. But this time around I used a different recipe and used some spices that I had never used before in my cooking.
A few days back, I saw the Panch Phoron spice mix in the Indian grocery store here and I couldn’t stop myself from quickly throwing it into my cart! My husband thinks I am totally crazy. I guess you could compare me to a little kid stepping in a candy store after months of starvation. Only I am far from a little kid and I practically go to the grocery store every week! And I cant help myself but skip from aisle to aisle with my eyes scouring for some new ‘toy’ to play with. My kitchen is my playground!
Well, that’s just me! Are you like me too?
So coming on to the Panch Phoron spice mix. Panch Phoron literally means ‘five spices’ and is a blend of five whole spices. These spices are cumin seeds (jeera), fennel seeds (saunf), nigella seeds (kalonji), black mustard seeds (rai) and fenugreek seeds (methi daana). So, if you can’t find this spice mixture in the grocery store or if you don’t have it at hand, you can mix these five spices in equal quantity and use it. Trust me, this blend gives such a flavorful elevation to any dish. Just use a small amount, about a half teaspoon and you will be good.
Give this dish a try. You will love it!
Let us get right to the recipe now.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe. If you do give this a try, please leave me a comment.
Till next time,
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