"In north India, cauliflower is prepared in a standard format, so I wanted to give it a different look, taste, and texture. This dish is a sort of Indian stir-fry, adapted from the Chinese. People enjoy the delicate flavor of the dish - it's not too spicy." Veenu Chopra, M.D., New Delhi, India.
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chopped tomato
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 cups cauliflower florets
How to Make It
Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add the tomato, salt, and peppers; sauté 2 minutes. Add cauliflower. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 12 minutes or until tender.
This was a nice vegetable dish, I used a whole head of cauliflower and canned diced tomatoes instead of fresh. I needed to cook the cauliflower for 20 minutes since I didn't cut the pieces very small. It was nice sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. I would make it again.
This was delicious; a very good treatment of cauliflower. I just used the amount of cauliflower I had on hand, which ended up being around four cups, kept the tomatoes and onions the same and added a bit more pepper. It was perfect.
Overall, the flavor of this dish is excellent as is. However, the consensus for our family was that it needed more cauliflower compared to the tomato/onion mix, so we use 6 cups cauliflower florets (from frozen in winter), one 15oz can drained/diced tomatoes (fresh if they're in season), 1/2 to 3/4 cup diced onion (eyeballed). Depending on who will be eating dinner with us, may add a bit more garlic or a bit less red pepper (using ground rather than flake because biting into a red pepper flake bugs some of my regular dinner companions :o)
Anytime my husband says a vegetable dish is good it deserves at least 4 stars. In this case, this is a recipe with an Indian twist. He's not usually a fan but really liked this. Thus, the 5 star rating. Nice change from plain steamed cauliflower, too.
I really liked this recipe. I did add a little cajun seasoning to the peppers for a kick. Then after simmering I moved to a dish and topped with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and broiled for a few minutes. Yummy.
Eat Well. Lose Weight. Live Healthy. Delicious and healthy recipes customized for you!