As part of a recent Greensgrow CSA pick-up my share included two heads of cauliflower. Given that I am the only one in my house who likes cauliflower I knew I had to come up with a recipe that would use up the cauliflower in a quick, tasty and satisfying way.
I love curry dishes and usually gravitate to chicken curry so I used the idea of chicken curry to create this recipe. I didn’t have curry in my spice drawer when I started to make this recipe so I improvised – hence the name, “not quite” curry. Curry or not, it was delicious.
This is what you will need for this quick and easy dish:
2 TBSP of olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp of red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp of ground red pepper
1 tsp of tumeric
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of ground pepper
1 tsp of red chili paste in oil (if you don’t have this use 1 tsp of hot sauce or 1/2 tsp of chili powder)
1 head of cauliflower, chopped into small to medium pieces
2 large sweet potatoes, chopped into small to medium pieces
1 cup of frozen peas
1/4 cup of water
Cilantro for garnish (optional)
Using a large pot, add olive oil and the garlic and sautee over low heat for 1-2 minutes. Once slightly cooked, add cauliflower and sweet potatoes to garlic and olive oil. One by one, add all the spices and mix to cover the veggies. Add water and cook over medium heat, covered, for approximately 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Once tender, add frozen peas and mix. Garnish with cilantro (optional) and serve hot. Here’s how it looked when it was done.
Although I am posting this on Wednesday, I actually made this dish on Monday and ate it alone as part of my Meatless Monday routine. I also ate it for lunch the next day and it was just as good, maybe even better since the spices had a chance to mix. If you enjoy spicy, this is the dish for you. It definitely has a kick to it.
Even though I am the only one who likes cauliflower in my house I will certainly keep this one in the rotation. It’s a keeper! I hope you make it and better yet, hope you enjoy it. If you make it, loop back and let me know what you thought. – xoxo