Thursday, June 17, 2010
The Cauliflower Question
I wrote about Bina’s curried peas and potatoes previously in the post Anticipation. Last night we made her basic vegetable recipe using cauliflower and peas, with outstanding results. To go with the Indian spices in the vegetables, I made a mango lassi and served naan. This would make a great meal for your Meatless Monday. This week, we just made it a meatless Wednesday instead. Here is Bina’s recipe with a few adjustments to make 2 large main dish servings:
1 small head cauliflower chopped into florets
1/8 c oil
¼ c red onion chopped
½ Tbsp each salt, pepper, cumin, curry, coriander
1/8 c grated fresh ginger
¾ c peas (fresh or frozen)
¼ c cilantro
Heat oil. Cook onions until brown. Push onions to the side and add spices. Roast spices for one minute. Add cauliflower and ginger. Cook covered for about 15 minutes. Add peas and cook another 10 minutes uncovered (only about 3-5 minutes if using frozen peas). Stir in cilantro at the last minute.
For each serving:
1 c plain yogurt
1 fresh mango (or the equivalent of frozen or canned mango)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Put all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth.
Thanks again to Bina for sharing her recipe. I plan to try it with other vegetable combinations as well.