Sunday, June 13, 2010

Cauliflower Stalk Manchurian


This is the very first time I used Cauliflower Stalk in cooking. This is highly nutritious with high fibre content. I prepared manchurian and it turned out to be very good. This goes to my event "Best Out of Waste".

Cleaning and preparing stalk :

1. Cut the cauliflower head from the stalk.
2. Then remove the leaves attached to the stalk.
3. Now, cut the stalk in to pieces.
4. Wash the stalk pieces well in hot water.
5. Cook the stalk with a tsp of salt till it becomes soft.
6. Drain water and let it cool.



Ingredients :

1. Cauliflower Stalk - From 1 Cauliflower
2. Corn Flour - 1 tbs
3. Maida - 3/4 Cup or more
4. Red Chilly Powder - 1.5 tsp
5. Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
6. Salt - Needed Qty
7. Green Chillies - 2 (Finely Chopped)
8. Onion - 1/2 Cup (Finely Chopped)
9. Garlic - 2 (Minced)
10. Soy Sauce - 2 tsp
11. Green Onion - For Garnishing
12. Coriander - For Garnishing
13. Oil - For frying




Procedure :

1. Mix together maida, red chilly powder, salt and 1/2 tsp of ginger-garlic paste.
2. Add water and prepare batter similar to bajji batter consistency.
3. Heat oil.
4. Soak cooked stalk and fry well till it becomes crisp. Drain excess oil on kitchen towel.
5. Now, in a pan add little oil. Then add ginger-garlic paste. Fry till raw smell is gone.
6. Add the minced garlic, chopped chillies and onion. Fry well.
7. Now add Soy sauce and mix well.
8. Mix corn flour and salt in a cup of water. Add this to the contents in the pan.
9. Add the fried cauliflower stalk. Mix well.
10. Turn off the stove when the gravy thickens.
11. Garnish with coriander and green onion.
12. Serve with Fried Rice or Naan.

This participates in Priya's "Healing Food - Onion" , an event started by Siri and my event"Best Out of Waste".




32 comments:

Kiran said...

Nice and delicious manchurian with cauliflower stalk.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

different &healthy recipe... looks mouthwatering dear!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow Nithu, I expect no less than this from you. Love your creativity, the pic looks beautiful !!!

Leena said...

Never heard of using cauliflower stalk..Nithu, your preparation is really tempting!

Subhashini said...

very new idea Nithu

Fathima said...

manchurian with the stalk is a great idea! looks yummy!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looks fabulous! What a way to use up the stalk.

Krishnaveni said...

great idea to use cauliflower stalk. very good try...must be delicious

divya said...

Wow Nithu, Love your creativity, the pic looks beautiful !!!

Mano Saminathan said...

Nice try!
Photograph looks mouth watering!!

Priya said...

Wow Nithu, how come we both think almost alike, today i prepared pakodas with cauliflower leaves, will be posting soon, stalks manchurian looks amazing..

Jay said...

Great try dear...!
very tempting n lovely.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

That was a wise idea... YUM!

simply.food said...

Very innovative use of cauliflower stalks.Nice dish.

Kairali sisters said...

great thought Nithu,,Looks delicious..

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Suja Sugathan said...

Wow Nithu..that's new idea,very creative..looks very tempting.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Lovely click..great idea..Looks very tempting Nithu !!!

Valarmathi said...

Great idea Nithu...looks delicious and tempting.

SathyaSridhar said...

Hmm,,Nithu cauli thandula fry ah wooow naan ithuvaraikkum try paninathilla paa aana kandippa nalla tasty ah irukkum..

Madhura Manoj said...

i use cauliflower stalk along with cauliflower manchurian. never tried only stalk,would like to try this.

Asha said...

Great idea to use Stalks we always throw away, Manchurian looks yum.

Rachana Kothari said...

What a creative and a delicious manchurian!

Vrinda said...

Looks perfect n nice recipe

Rachana said...

Great idea Nithu...I have also saved some cauliflower stalks for your event :-). I'm planning to make something different...its a secret :-)

Niloufer Riyaz said...

Truly innovative recipe. nice work Nithu

Rach said...

Very innovative and interesting... You space here is amazing. I simply loved the color of beetroot chutney ( I thought it was somethin made of stawberry, then came back to the title and was surprized to see such a lovely color :) )

AMA's AnythingVegetarian said...

Good idea not to wase those stalk.

Geetha Achal said...

never thought of using it...Nice way to use it...thanks for sharing...

PranisKitchen said...

thats a good idea nithu..we can keep using all the part of the vegttable by preparing such wonderful dish good one yarr

Jaleela Kamal said...

காலிபிளவ்ர் தண்டில் இது வரை செய்ததில்ல்லை, நல்ல ஐடியா/

நான் ஊருக்கு போரேன் பா.

உங்கள் முதல் கமெண்டுக்கு மிக்க நன்றி
ஈவண்டுக்கு அனுப்ப முயற்சி செய்கீறேன்..

sonu said...

Wow nithu looks perfect and very tempting ..have bookmarked it..thank u for visiting my blog ur comments r highly appreciated dear..and will surely send some thing for ur innovative and lovely event.

sowmya's creative saga said...

very interesting recipe..