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Thursday, March 17, 2011

HOME MADE FROZEN CAULIFLOWER

Cauliflowers are seasonal vegetables. Frozen cauliflowers are easy to make and can be freezed for future use & needs. Generally frozen vegetables can be used from one harvest till the other season. But I finish it within six months.

INGREDIENTS:

Cauliflowers - 2
Collander
Ice water
Big vessels - 2 (One for ice water and one for hot water)
Salt - 2 tablespoons

METHOD:

Break / cut cauliflower into medium-sized florets. Immerse the florets in a big vessel of water alongwith salt. Mix well and let it stand for 30 minutes. Doing like this checks out the worms and eggs in the flowers. Take out the florets and discard the water. Wash well again. WORK IN BATCHES HEREAFTER. KEEP THE ICE WATER READY.

Heat a pan of water and allow it to boil.

Now add the florets to this and allow it to boil for 3 more minutes.

Drain through a collander and immediately transfer it to the ice water pan. OR run under cold tap water till cool. Spread in a clean plate or cloth and cool it to room temperature. Repeat the process with all the florets. Pat it dry.

Fill the florets in a ziplock bag, leaving space in between. DO NOT PACK IT TIGHTLY. Seal the bags. Store the bags horizontally in the freezer. This consumes a lot of freezer space and hence I made only 2 cauliflowers. If you have space in the freezer, you can stock upto 5 cauliflowers.

28 comments :

  1. Thats a nice idea,will be useful to my kid who wants cauliflower now and then :)

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  2. Really as a whole they take a lot of space inside fridge
    Very useful tip
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. This is a very useful idea...Thanks for sharing..

    FunWidFud

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  4. lovely informative tip about cauliflower to be had when it is scarce.

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  5. Wow.. this is a nice idea.. but how long will it stay good???

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  6. Even i do the same even with broccoli, useful tips for many of us..

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  7. I do the same with fresh peas...Will do with cauliflower too. Your tip of grating tomato for puree was very helpful.

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  8. Although we have cauliflower available all year round, this is a great economical way to savour the vegetable without the high prices in winter.

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  9. Thanks for this tip shanthi... Very useful

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  10. I had a friend who would freeze most vegetables while they are in season for future use. I do with select vegetables too.
    I think this will be a very useful post for people who have not much time on hand while attending to so many other chores in the mornings.

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  11. Nice tip.This was a nice post.

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  12. Thank you so much for posting such a useful tip

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  13. Nithya I finish it within 6 months and mentioned it in the post too.

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  14. Nice tip,thanks for sharing!

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  15. Happy Holi! Very useful tip!

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  16. Thanks for sharing such useful tips!
    Happy Holi to you and all your loved ones!

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  17. That's a great idea.I generally follow this pattern for Green peas,never tried with Cauliflower.It is a great relief to have cut florets ready in the freezer whenever the craving for some Gobi manchurian strikes!!

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  18. Nice idea ..but here in US it is available throughout the year ...but will share ur post to my friends.

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  19. Thanks for the tips. It's so easy to understand and follow.

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