Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Spicy Cauliflower and Potato

This tasty and easy Indian-style vegetable dish is great served as a part of an Indian meal or eaten by itself as a vegetarian main course. Recipe serves 4-6.


1 pound (500 g) cauliflower, cut into florets
1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch (2 cm) dice
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
1 teaspoon freshly chopped chili
1 teaspoon freshly crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon freshly chopped ginger
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup chicken stock


1. Heat oil in a wok or fry pan. Fry seeds until they begin to pop. Add chili, garlic, ginger, turmeric and ground cumin and cook for 1 minute, stirring.
2. Add potato, cook for a few minutes, then add cauliflower and water. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked.
3. Transfer to a serving dish. Add chicken stock to pan and cook until reduced by half. Pour over cauliflower and potato and serve.

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