Today 19th November 2014, is a Special day to all Navelim People @ Goa as they Celebrate the Feast of Our Lard of Rosary, and When i was in goa remember we use to goa for Novenas @ morning 4.30 am, leave the home coz has to reach for 05 : 00 am, has to reach to church it was really nice feeling but just miss all those day once got married and more commitment and and life become so bzy with family and kids,
We use to celebrate all family & friends use to visit and mum use to prepare load of food Pulao, Pork sorpotel, Beef Roast, Salad, Pasta, Sweet. just miss mum hand food it was terrific & just counting the days to meet ma mum.
Navelim’s church was first built by the Jesuits in the 1590s; the present, Portuguese-style whitewashed structure was constructed later on when the older building became too small. The reconstruction was apparently financed by a local merchant “Barreto” who was saved from bankruptcy through the intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary.
According to legend, this church was built in mud similar to the other churches in Salcete between 1594 and 1598. The builders were Jesuits and it was financed by the villagers. The first parish priest of Navelim Church was a French Jesuit Fr. John Sena.
The celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Rosary begins every third Wednesday in November. This devotion of Our Lady comprises an extensive celebration which begins with traditional processions and novenas.
So on this occasion I prepare Cauliflower Manchurian it is ma family favorite spread all the time when it toss and mix match with the sauce tastes sweet and sour and chillyy woooow it’ssssssss terrific combo.
Cauliflower Heath beneficial :
It is low in fat, low in carbohydrates but high in dietary fiber, water & Vitamin C and high nutritional density.
Cauliflower is the Cabbage family that is beneficial to human health.
Cauliflower 500 grm. (Cut accordingly to desire piece)
Maida / APF Flour 1 cup
Corn Flour 2 tbsp.
Black Pepper 1/2 tsp.
Tomato Sauce 4 tbsp.
Soya Sauce 2 1/2 tbsp (I use Sweet & Sour)
Garam masala 1 tbsp.
Vinegar 1 tsp.
Onion medium (Chopped fine)
Garlic cloves 4 (Chopped fine)
Green Chilly 3 (Chopped fine)
Spring Onion (only green – chopped fine for garnish)
Oil for sauce and deep fry (cauliflower)
Salt (according to your taste)
Take a bow add some salt and water and add the chopped Cauliflower for 5 to 8 minutes. (The salt water helps to kill the bugs. It also might kill some surface contamination if it exists, so i always soak any fresh veggie alwys soak in salt water special Cauliflower, Broccoli & cabbage).
Take a bow add maida / APF (All purpose flour) black pepper, salt water and mix well and make a thick batter not too thin, keep for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile take a wok add oil let it heat medium then add the cauliflower and deep fry in middle just turn & fry till it is light brown or according to desire color.
Ready the Plate with tissue paper and take it out from oil and keep a side.
For Sauce :
Take a glass add 1 tbsp. spoon of cold water and add 2 tbsp. corn flour and keep a side.
Take a wok add 3 tbsp. oil let it heat in medium then add the chopped onion till it is translucent, then add chopped garlic toss for a while then add chopped green chilly and toss for 20 secds.
Add Garam masala, toss for a while add tomato sauce, soya sauce, vinegar and mix well add the corn flour water (add little water if you need gravy) and add the fired cauliflower and cook for high heat for 5 minutes.
Garnish with chopped Spring onion (only green one)
Serve with any rice.