The red bracts are removed and two things are discarded-- the hard filament(?) and the transparent papery portion. The cleaned vegetable is blanched for a few minutes. Then the water is squeezed out and to the chopping board! The chopped veggie and the other ingredients--bay leaves, dried chillies, onions, chilli powder, coriander and fenugreek powder. Other ingredients not in the picture but used in making the dish are--salt, turmeric powder, oil, and fresh herbs for the garnish. I also added boiled and diced potatoes to the dish. Onions sauted, spices added, fried till the oil separated. More chillies can be added depending on taste. It's ready! A tasty accompaniment to a rice-based or a roti- based (Indian bread) meal!!
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau