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Creamy chards with crispy cauliflower

Served with stir-fried corn pulav

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE

Do you often have a lot of leftover white rice from takeout Indian food 🤔 here is an easy peasy corn pulav which is a simple stir-fry with frozen corn. All it takes is sautéing some onions, adding the frozen corn and cooking at high temperature. Add the rice, some garam masala and combine well. DONE ! 

To go with this simple yet stunning pulav 🤪….. 

here is a very unique combination of swiss chards with cauliflower. 

I have personally not come across a combination of green gravy with cauliflower, pardon my ignorance 😇 I wanted a creamy, spicy curry to go with the simple pulav, I had bunches of swiss chards and a cauliflower sitting in my fridge. Using the InstantPot this dish takes only minutes. Start off with a simple paste. Cook the chards with the paste in the InstantPot. Then using an immersion blender, puree into a smooth paste. Add some milk and mix well to make it creamy. 

Note – Oat milk works very well with this dish without altering any flavors 

While this InstantPot is going, air-fry the cauliflowers to a crisp texture. Keep the cauliflowers crunchy with a good bite, but the exterior golden fried. Almost like the flash-fried cauliflowers. 

Just before serving top the creamy green gravy with crunchy cauliflower and serve. 

This dish makes me super proud for hitting upon a recipe which will stay with me for years and something I can whip up quickly. 

Yet another original creation ‘LAAA LAAA’ Creamy chards gravy with crispy cauliflowers 

Contrasting colors – green with white

Contrasting textures – smooth creamy gravy with crunchy cauliflower

Contrasting tastes – spicy green gravy with salty caulis    

Creamy chards with crispy cauliflower ……..Served with stir-fried corn pulav

Simple stir-fried corn pulav with leftover rice and to go with this simple yet stunning pulav here is a very unique combination of creamy swiss chards gravy with crispy cauliflower. Smooth green gravy comes together in InstantPot and topped with air-fried crisp cauliflowers.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • InstantPot
  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

For the paste –

  • 1 Onion large roughly chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger piece
  • 1 Habanero optional
  • 1 tbsp Almonds optional
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp whole Peppercorns

  • 2 bunch Swiss chards roughly chopped
  • 2 cups Cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup Milk Oat milk suggested
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Salt

Instructions

  • Blend the paste ingredients to a fine paste 
  • Start InstantPot on MANUAL COOK mode
  • Add oil, cumin seeds and fry to golden color
  • Add the paste, chards and salt
  • Cook with PRESSURE for TIMER 2 minutes 
  • After TIMER is done, let it rest for 5 minutes
  • Carefully release PRESSURE and open the InstantPot
  • Using an Immersion blender, carefully blend to a smooth gravy
  • Add milk and combine very well to creamy texture
  • Meanwhile coat the cauliflower florets with oil and salt and air-fry to a crisp texture – about 8-10 minutes 
  • To serve – take the green gravy in a flat bottomed dish, top with crisp cauliflowers 

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