Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Phulawar Makai Nu Shaak - cauliflower w/corn & spices

I was looking for a new way to prepare a cauliflower, so I decided to try out a recipe for cauliflower with corn from a cookbook that I recently bought World Vegetarian: More Than 650 Meatless Recipes from Around the Globe by Madhur Jaffrey.

This recipe is from India and is very easy and fast to make. Basically it involves cooking one head of cauliflower, cutting it into florets and then frying/steaming with corn (1 drained can) and spices (1 tsp whole cumin seeds, 2 tsp fresh finely chopped ginger, 2 small onions, 1/4 tsp ground turmeric, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp chili powder) for a few minutes. Recipes hardly ever get easier than that and the outcome is delicious, especially when served with yogurt relish.

Phulawar Makai Nu Shaak with a Greek-style yogurt served on Methi Thepla: