Sunday, May 24, 2009


The sun is bright and its very warm outside. It is a nice day to be at the beach. But, Kartik and I are planning to stay home all day today - he's studying for an exam and I want to make sure that I support his will to stay focused by not dragging him to shopping, to visit family/friends or to the beach.  I am a good supportive wifey, you see :) 
So, we have leftovers for lunch, and for dinner I will make him his favorite - spicy cauliflower... yummm! Its a very simple Indian dish and goes well with naan or bread. The recipe I use has been in our family for ever and I will share it can thank me later : )

Spice Cauliflower with potatoes

1 Cauliflower
2-3 Potatoes (depending on the size)
Green chillies
1 Tomato (diced)
Black Pepper
Red Pepper
Turmeric powder 
Bay leaves, mustard seeds (if you don't have them - no worries)
Oil (Olive or vegetable - your preference)
1/4 cup water


1. Cut cauliflower and potatoes into appropriate pieces, wash, drain, and keep it separate
2. Cut green chillies and ginger into thin long slices
3. Heat just a spoon of oil in the pan, and then add bay leaves and mustard seeds
4. Add cauliflower and potatoes in the pan, and l
et it cook until the cauliflower and potatoes become reddish in color
5. Once you see the color, add tomatoes, all the spices (salt, black pepper, red pepper, turmeric) and green chillies and ginger
6. Allow everything to cook for 10-15 minutes by covering the pan with a lid
7. Check after 15 minutes, if the dish looks too dry or sticks to the pan, just add 1/4 cup of water, cover with lid and let it simmer
8. After another 15 minutes, the dish is ready  - and so, is your appetite!!



Here's a picture from my culinary expertise...

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