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Cauliflower and peas are just a match made in veggie heaven. I like turning this combo into a korma. Now I’m the type that loves a crunch to my vegetable along with some added spice 😉 However you can cook this for as long as you like until the cauliflower has reached your desired textured. I have inserted two pictures. the first one the gravy has been reduced quite significantly and the other is a just a load of gravy goodness. Whichever option you choose – FLAVOUR is guaranteed 🙂
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 maximum
2 tbsp (30ml) canola oil
¼ tsp mustard seeds
2 sprigs tender curry leaves roughly torn in half (40-50) leaves
1 small onion finely diced (½ cup (125ml)
¼ tsp cumin seeds
3 star anise
1 piece cinnamon stick (5cm)
1 tbsp freshly chopped garlic (optional)
1 tbsp freshly chopped ginger
5-6 green chillies sliced diagonally or in half
1 small cauliflower (500g) cut into bite size florets
1 tbsp (15ml) coriander powder
½ tbsp (7ml) cumin powder
1 tsp (5ml) turmeric powder
3-4 tbsp (45 – 60ml) mixed masala or mild chilli powder
1 ½ tsp salt
2 medium tomatoes liquidized (1 cup (250ml)
1 cup frozen tender peas
1 can coconut milk (400ml)
½ cup fresh coriander leave (roughly chopped)
Let’s cook 🙂
• Heat oil in pot. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Once seeds have popped and leaves splattered, add onion, cumin seeds, star anise, cloves and cinnamon stick – cook until onions are golden brown – 2-3 minutes.
• Add garlic, ginger and chillies fry for a few seconds
• Toss in cauliflower along with coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, mixed masala and salt. Give it a good stir and cook or 5 – 8 minutes on medium heat stirring now and then.
• Add in the tomatoes and cook until tomatoes are cooked through 5 – 8 minutes.
• Pour in coconut milk and add peas. Give it a good stir. Bring to boil and then lower heat and simmer for 20 -25 minutes until cauliflower is soft as per your liking.
• Garnish with coriander leaves. Enjoy 🙂
#winkwink: you can add peas 10 minutes after you add coconut milk or when you add the tomatoes. It all depends on how tender you like your peas.
• This meal is best served with parrata’s or naan