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
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.