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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Cauliflower Curry : a slightly modified Madhur Jaffrey Recipe


A few months back I was flipping through the channels when I came across a familiar face, in a not so familiar stage.  It was a movie called Today's Special, and it featured Madhur Jaffrey as the mother of the lead actor in the movie. She was so cute ! I mean I have seen her cooking shows but never saw her acting chops.

Anyway  for this weeks theme at IHCC was to cook any dish by Madhur Jaffrey. I wanted to cook something that had cauliflower as I had lovely fresh cauliflower in my fridge. So I googled and found this recipe  which was from her book  : An invitation to Indian Cooking.  The only adaptation I had was I ran out of ground coriander so I used just 1 tsp instead of 2  and used ground red chilli powder and left the green chilli out in case it got too spicy for the boys.

Recipe: Cauliflower Curry adapted recipe of Madhur Jaffrey's Cauliflower with onion and tomato recipe from Scott's Favorites.

300g cauliflower, cut into bite size  florets
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, 
1/2" ginger ,sliced
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp tumeric
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
juice of 1/2 a lime 
salt to taste
1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped.
1/3 cup water
oil

Place your onion, garlic and ginger in a blender with a few tablespoons of water and blend to a paste.( make sure you wash it well later before making any smoothies or juice, don't want oniony smelling drinks do we)

Heat oil, add the paste and fry for a few minutes,  then add  tomatoes, coriander leaves and the spices.  In the recipe, I was add just a tablespoon of water, but I was afraid it might catch and burn so added about 1/3 of cup of water. 

Then added the cauliflower, mixed well , covered and let it simmer for about 8- 10 minutes till the cauliflower is tender. 

Taste add salt and finally squeeze in some lime juice and then serve as a side with rice. 

linking this to IHCC's theme for this week to cook something for this months featured chef ; Madhur  Jaffrey.

7 comments:

  1. I have cauliflower in the fridge too. Since we are in the curry mode, I'll give this recipe a spin. Thanks for bring this dish to us!

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  2. I would probably cut down on the chili amount too, as we like it more in the medium range. Sounds good!

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  3. I'm always looking for new cauliflower recipes. This one looks spicy and delicious!

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  4. Cauliflower is one of my favourites, and this dish sounds like one I would enjoy very much!

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  5. My all time favorite subji.. Awesome share

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  6. Today's Special is such a cute movie! This curry sounds fabulous, love the spices. ;-)

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  7. Guess I need to buy some cauliflower. This looks so good.

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