Rabu, 14 September 2016

Tomato Cauliflower Curry

Lots of great flavors and a very satisfying meatless Monday dinner option

Garam Masala is an Indian spice mixture that is easy to find on Amazon, but you could also make it yourself, here's a link to Allrecipes for a garam masala recipe mixture.  Also, my curry powder is a hot one, so if yours is more mild, you may want to add some more spice like a bit of cayenne to increase the heat.  Then again, maybe you want to make this more kid friendly and keep it very mild! 

Serves 4-6

2-3 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 jalapeno, minced (seeds removed first)
1 1/2 Tbsp Madras curry powder
1 1/2 Tbsp garam masala   
2 lbs. tomatoes, cut into quarters (or one 28 oz can of diced tomatoes)
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
1 15 ounce can of chick peas, drained
2 cups corn, fresh or frozen
1 cup green peas, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup sour cream
Salt to taste

Chop your onions and saute over medium heat in a large 4-5 qt pot in the olive oil. Cook for 3-4 minutes until they start to soften. Add the garlic, ginger, jalapeno, curry powder and garam masala.  Stir for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.  Add the tomatoes.  Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat until the tomatoes start to break down a bit (if using canned tomatoes, this step will be much quicker). 

Add in the tomato paste and the cauliflower pieces, cover and cook until the cauliflower is tender, about another 8-10 minutes.  Add in the chick peas, corn and peas.  Cook for another 2-3 minutes, until all the mixture is completely hot.  Stir in the sour cream and season with salt and pepper to taste.  

Serve at once over rice, quinoa or on it's own with some naan bread. Top with yogurt cucumber cooling sauce, if desired.

Here it is with some sauce on top, which is actually how we ate it.
This sauce was also great with grilled salmon the next night!

Yogurt Cucumber "cooling sauce" 

1 cup yogurt
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 green onion, minced small
1/2 cup of cucumber, minced small
1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped
Salt and Pepper

Serve over rice, or scoop up with some naan bread 

I could eat this stuff all day...

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