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
fresh cilantro

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

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!


Anonymous said...

I luv this stir fry, I have added fish for something different, and even my husband enjoyed it

Gina Jackson said...

Made this last night and it was absolutely scrumptious. Thank you for the delightful, easy change to a boring dinner.