How to Clean Cauliflower | How to Clean Gobi

how to clean cauliflower

Why should you know how to clean cauliflower? It's because this vegetable, also known as gobi, may contain worms, pesticides and or unwanted elements. So you should check for and remove these before you use the cauliflower to make a dish.

Whether you are buying a whole cauliflower or its pre-cut version, you have to clean it for the above said reasons.

To remove the pesticides, in particular, and other unwanted elements, in general, soak the cauliflower or gobi florets in a mixture of water, salt and turmeric.

After cleaning the cauliflower or gobi, you are ready to make dishes, including gobi curry and gobi manchurian.

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1. Gobi / cauliflower / hoo kosu
2. Turmeric 1/4-1/2 teaspoon, depending on the quantity of florets.
3. Salt 1-2 tablespoon, depending on the quantity of florets.
4. Water, use quantity enough to well-immerse all the florets

How to Clean Cauliflower?

1. Break or cut the florets of the cauliflower or gobi.

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2. Check the outside and inside of each of the florets carefully and remove any unwanted elements that may be present.

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Use a tooth-pick to remove any worms.
3. Cut the cauliflower florets into small florets.

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Step 4 serve as a double-check for worms or unwanted elements and may catch these if the same have escaped your notice in Steps 1-2.

Add the florets to a utensil with a mixture of water, salt and turmeric.

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Set aside for 10-15 minutes to remove any pesticides or unwanted elements.

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Remove any unwanted elements that floats on the water.
5. Remove the florets from the water-turmeric-salt mixture.

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Rinse the florets in fresh water.

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6. Cauliflower or gobi florets are ready to use.

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TIPS How to Clean Cauliflower
1. If you are in a hurry to make a cauliflower dish, and do not have the time to use the above steps, use this method:

- Bring a mixture of water-turmeric-salt to boil
- Add cauliflower florets, mix and bring to boil again
- Switch-off the stove
- Cover the utensil
- Keep aside for about 5 minutes
- Remove any worms or unwanted elements
- Strain the water
- Rinse the florets in clean water