Friday, September 08, 2006
RECIPE ~ Stir-Fried Cauliflower with Cumin
This colourful and nutritious dish goes excellently with a side of basmati rice with mustard seeds, a creamy dal, or fresh samosas.
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp raw white rice (any type)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 lb (about 4 cups) cauliflower
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 yellow pepper, chopped
1-inch piece ginger, peeled, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric
Fresh black pepper to taste
1/4 cup water
Heat oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Add rice and cumin seeds. Stir-fry several seconds until rice is golden. Add cauliflower, onions, yellow pepper and ginger. Stir-fry 7 minutes or until cauliflower starts to blacken. Stir in salt, garam masala, turmeric and pepper. Add water. Cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook 2 minutes or until cauliflower is just tender. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro when serving.
Makes 3 to 4 servings
* FOR INDIVIDUAL DOSHAS
VATAS cauliflower and peppers aggravate Vatas, so best to substitute with other vegetables like parsnips, zucchini, squash or green beans.
PITTAS a great Pitta recipe! Just reduce ginger and black pepper.
KAPHAS a great Kapha recipe!