Cauliflower, Garbanzo, Spinach Mélange – Gobhi, Chole and Palak ki sabji

This is going to be a very quick post. On an errand spree today when I realized, had completely messed up on a  couple of things. I suppose nearing four decades does a number on you 🙂 While the days events started to pile up , I needed to come up with something really quick that could serve the dual purpose of eating with a flat bread and serve as an accompaniment  to the quick steamed rice on the agenda for dinner . On second thoughts, this would go great as a stuffing for your veg quesadilla or sandwich filling especially when you grill ! On my! 

Shredded to perfection!
Shredded to perfection!

This is a super quick vegan, no onion, no garlic, no fuss vegetable and legume mélange –  with a burst of colors and pleasing to the eye and palate! Needless to say it tastes pretty good too!

Red stunner!
Red stunner!

Without much ado, here it goes

Ingredients

  • Shredded head of cauliflower : About 2 cups 
  • Heaped fresh baby spinach : 2 cups ( finely chopped)
  • Red bell pepper  (large ) : 1 ( finely diced)
  • Cooked Garbanzo beans : 2 cups
  • Salt” as required
  • Oil of your choice : 2 Tsp.
  • Cumin seeds : 1/2 Tsp.
  • Asafoetida: a pinch
  • Garam Masala : 1-2 Tsp.
  • Chole Masala : 1 tsp ( optional)
  • Red chili powder : 1 Tsp.
  • Coriander -Cumin Powder : 1 Tsp. ( optional)
  • Haldi Powder ? Turmeric Powder : 1/2 Tsp.
Legume glory
Legume glory

Method:

  1. Cut out Big florets of cauliflower, clean  and shred it in a food processor or hand grater. You would need about 2 cups of these.
  2. In a large wide pan, add in the oil and when it heats up add Jeera or Cumin seeds and let it sputter. Add in a pinch of Hing or Asafoetida.
  3. Add in the bell peppers and sauté them till tender but crisp.
  4. Meanwhile in a microwave nuke the shredded cauliflower for about 3 minutes or so to aid in the cooking. You can completley omit this step and directly pan cook the shredded cauliflower too.
  5. Once the mix is nearly cooked add in the finely diced spinach .
  6. In about a couple of minutes the spinach starts wilting .
  7. Season with salt and the masala powders of your choice and stir it in.
  8. Add in the cooked garbanzo beans ( completely drained of any water ) and stir it in the vegetable mélange gently. 
  9. In about 5 minutes or so, the entire mix comes together. The idea is to create a wet vegetable side accompaniment. Do not add water or overcook it. Unless of course you want a runny mixture.
  10. Scoop it out and serve it with a wedge of lime.
  11. Perfect to go with a plate of steaming hot rice or flat breads.
Burst of colors!
Burst of colors!

 

Cauliflower, Garbanzo, Spinach Mélange - Gobhi, Chole and Palak ki sabji
Serves 4
Delicious and quick to fix - Vegan Mélange of veggies and garbanzo beans - serves to accompany steaming hot rice or flat breads. Can be used as filler in veggie quesadilla or sandwiches!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. Shredded head of cauliflower : About 2 cups
  2. Heaped fresh baby spinach : 2 cups ( finely chopped)
  3. Red bell pepper  (large ) : 1 ( finely diced)
  4. Cooked Garbanzo beans : 2 cups
  5. Salt as required
  6. • Oil of your choice : 2 Tsp.
  7. • Cumin seeds : 1/2 Tsp.
  8. • Asafoetida: a pinch
  9. • Garam Masala : 1-2 Tsp.
  10. • Chole Masala : 1 tsp ( optional)
  11. • Red chili powder : 1 Tsp.
  12. • Coriander -Cumin Powder : 1 Tsp. ( optional)
  13. • Haldi Powder ? Turmeric Powder : 1/2 Tsp.
Instructions
  1. Cut out Big florets of cauliflower, clean and shred it in a food processor or hand grater. You would need about 2 cups of these.
  2. In a large wide pan, add in the oil and when it heats up add Jeera or Cumin seeds and let it sputter. Add in a pinch of Hing or Asafoetida.
  3. Add in the Bell peppers and sauté them till tender but crisp.
  4. Meanwhile in a microwave nuke the shredded cauliflower for about 3 minutes or so to aid in the cooking. You can completley omit this step and directly pan cook the shredded cauliflower too.
  5. Once the mix is nearly cooked add in the finely diced spinach .
  6. In about a couple of minutes the spinach starts wilting .
  7. Season with salt and the masala powders of your choice and stir it in.
  8. Add in the cooked garbanzo beans ( completely drained of any water ) and stir it in the vegetable mélange gently.
  9. In about 5 minutes or so, the entire mix comes together. The idea is to create a wet vegetable side accompaniment. Do not add water or overcook it. Unless of course you want a runny mixture.
  10. Scoop it out and serve it with a wedge of lime.
  11. Perfect to go with a plate of steaming hot rice or flat breads.
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