Cauliflower and Zucchini Sabji

Awesome combination of colour and flavour is the variation to this sabji made with Cauliflower and Zucchini!
Did you know that Cauliflower when steamed or cooked in the microwave better preserves anti-cancerous compounds??? 
The florets chopped of the same size cook evenly easily too (in minutes)
If undisturbed when cooking it retains the shape, texture and tastes great when it is not mushy.
Cauliflower is very high in Vitamin C and is rich in iron as well!!

Zucchini is a vegetable, that looks like a cucumber and is dark or light green or sometimes yellow in colour.
It is low in calories and  usually consumed either cooked, steamed, grilled, fried, barbequed or boiled, unlike a cucumber which is generally served raw.

Zucchini is high in folic acid, vitamin A, manganese and potassium.  This exotic vegetable is consumed in most parts of the world including Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Zucchini bread is quite popular in Italy and fritters or baji made out of Zucchini tastes delicious too!!

Ingredients to serve 6-8 people

4-5 Cups Cauliflower florets OR
1 Medium Sized Cauliflower
2 Medium Sized Zucchini (chopped into circular discs)
1 Medium Sized Onion (finely chopped)
2 Cloves Peeled Garlic (finely chopped or grated)
1 Inch Piece Fresh Ginger (finely grated or chopped)
2 Medium Sized Tomatoes (finely chopped)
50-100 gms Tomato Paste
50 gms Fresh Cream (Optional)
Fresh and finely chopped coriander leaves
3 Tbs Oil
1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
1 Pinch of Turmeric Powder
1-2 Tsp Garamasala Powder
1-2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
2 Tsp Coriander Powder
1-2 Tsp Salt

Cauliflower Gobi Zucchini Sabji

Cauliflower and Zucchini Sabji

Preparation

Cook the cauliflower florets separately for approximately 5-6 minutes directly in a pan with a little water in a pan, covered with a lid on medium flame OR
Microwave the florets for 3-4 minutes and keep aside
Microwave the chopped Zucchini separately for 3-4 minutes

Heat one tablespoon of oil in a large pan
Add the cumin seeds and turmeric powder
The chopped onion, ginger, and garlic are added and fried for about 2-3 minutes till the onion is soft.
Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and fry for a further 3-4 minutes
The garamasala, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt should be added
Add the fresh cream to the above mixture and saute for 3-4 minutes
Add the cauliflower florets and gently fry for a few minutes without the lid
Fold in the cooked Zucchini to the sabji at the end!

Garnish it with chopped fresh coriander leaves

Note: This exotic  sabji may be served with rotis or chappatis, puris or plain cooked basmati rice!!

 

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