There was a huge stock of cauliflower lying with me. As it was weekend I made up my mind to do something special but I was sure of not doing two separate dishes for the family and for my baby. So I made this less spicy version of Gobi masala and packed it in a crispy roast for my family and made it side dish for my son for KAL DOSA. I was satisfied with the outcome and my family relished it. My son was so happy to have the masala as such. You can include this type of dry gravy in your baby food around 8 months plus since it is less spicy and almost blended well. Your toddlers will love this combination as a roast. The stuffing can go well with rice and roti too.
- Cauliflower-1 medium sized
- Tomato-1 big size
- Onion-1 big size
- Green chilly-1
- Mint leaves-10
- Coriander leaves-5
- Garlic-8 to 10
- Ginger-A small piece
- Curry leaves-8
- Fennel seeds-1/4 tsp
- Turmeric powder-A pinch
- Salt-To taste
- Ghee/Oil-To cook
1.Separate the buds of caulifower and first soak it in water boiled with turmeric powder & salt.
2.Drain the water completely and steam cook/boil the cauliflower.
3.Smash it well with a ladle and set it aside.
4.Wash tomato and finely chop it and onion.
5.In a mixer jar add quarter of the chopped onion and tomato,mint leaves,coriander leaves,green chilly,garlic,ginger and fennel seeds. Grind them into a fine paste.
6.Soak cashews in hot water.After ten minutes make it smooth paste and set it aside.
7.Heat a kadai and add oil/ghee.
8.Add chopped onion ,tomato ,curry leaves and saute well.
9.Now the add the paste made in step 5 and saute till raw smell vanishes.
10.Add half cup of water and let it boil.
11.When it begins to boil add a pinch of turmeric powder and the smashed gobi.
12.Stir it well and cook in medium flame till all the water(90%) completely dries.
13.Finally add the cashew paste and stir well.
14. Switch it off and cool the masala.
15. Heat a dosa pan and grease with oil.
16. Spread the batter evenly to make thin and crispy roast.
17. Close it cook one side. Do not flip.
18. Ensure both the sides are cooked.
19.Spread the Gobi masala and close the dosa.
20.Serve it hot.
Skip cashews and chilly if you haven’t introduced to your baby below one year.
Always have a word with your doctor before attempting any new ingredient.