I love cauliflower but rarely cook with it, maybe because I have only one or two ideas to cook it. A few days ago I saw these really lovely cauliflowers being sold and bought one to cook for lunch. I had this recipe in Roshi Razzag's Indian Low Fat cooking cookbook.
I made mine a little bit fatty with the saute' of onions in a little oil. Goes well with some grilled fish and rice. My hubby cant stand completely vegetarian food so there has to be some form of meat or fish somewhere.
Recipe : Cauliflower cooked in yogurt adapted from Roshi Razzaq's Indian Low fat Cooking
1 small onion, sliced
1 small cauliflower, cut into florets
2 medium plum tomatoes , chopped
1 tsp grated ginger
1 fat clove garlic grated
2 green chillies roughly chopped
1/2 cup plain yogurt ( unsweetened)
1/4 cup water
a nice little bunch of coriander leaves and stems, stems and leaves seperated and chopped finely.
1/2 tsp tumeric
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp garam masala
Mix yogurt, tumeric , garam masala and a pinch of salt and mix well. Set aside.
Heat oil in a pot big enough to fit everything , and fry cumin seeds till they start to crackle , add onion , and stir fry till they go soft. Add tomatoes , the chopped coriander stems, garlic , ginger and stir fry for a minute. Switch off heat.
Add the cauliflower florets, chillies and the yogurt mixture and 1/4 cup water. Mix well with wooden spoon, return to the stove top over a medium heat and cook covered bout 10- 15 minute till the cauliflower is cooked through but not completely soft and mushy ( then its really bleah!!!)
Check and stir occasionally , adding a little water if necessary.
Taste add more salt if needed and finally stir in coriander leaves, Switch off and serve with plain rice and a grilled fish or a chicken dish.