Saturday, August 31, 2013

Cauliflower Gyro



This dish was inspired after a recent visit to the farmer's market. After tasting the incredible Gyro at one stall I could not get it out of my mind. So I decided to make a vegetarian version in my kitchen. This can also be called a fusion gyro :) since I used a Cauliflower curry as stuffing and instead of the Tsatziki sauce, I used Guacamole on one side inside of Pita and Hummus on other side inside of Pita bread.





Cauliflower Gyro
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Ingredients:

Pita bread cut in half : 4 halves

For the filling: Recipe source : a friend named Sudha from an online foodie group

Cauliflower florets: 15 numbers
Onion: 1 medium chopped
Garlic: 5 podschopped fine
Garlic: 1 inch, chopped fine
Tomato : 1 med chopped fine taking out seeds
Salt
Oil to deep fry or saute Cauliflower
Mint leaves for garnish

Spices to be ground:
3 red chilli (optional)
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
5 cloves
1 inch cinnamon
2 green cardamom
2 tablespoons sliced almonds

How I made it:



First add cauliflower in salted water for 15 minutes. Then deep fry Cauliflower florets or you may even saute it brown. Set it aside. Then in a pan add two tablespoons oil, a pinch of salt, heat to medium, add onion, garlic , ginger and saute until soft and translucent. Then reduce heat to low. While the mix gets cooking, powder the ingredients under the spices to be ground section. Add this to onion mix and add a tablespoon of oil and saute for two minutes. Then add tomato, and mix for 3 to 4 min until mushy. Check for salt. Then add Cauliflower to this and mix and then garnish with mint leaves or coriander leaves.

Fill two tablespoons (depends on the size of pita bread you use) of above filling in each pita half. Add 1 tablespoon guacamole to one side (top or bottom) inside pita half, and add 1 tablespoon hummus on other side inside pita half. Toast both sides of all pita halves and serve hot :)

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