Sunday, January 24, 2010

weekend foodie.

There are two things that are easier when you are frustrated with the world and people around you: reading the Bible and writing. Blogs (especially mine) depict people as being so angry, opinionated, and aggressive because people write the most when life throws lemons at them. Likewise, I've also felt the need to write today. The reason will remain unrevealed...but I do have a good recipe.

I made Cauliflower Masala this weekend to take to a friend's house for dinner. I was a bit nervous...firstly being in my MIL's kitchen, secondly battling with her many years of experience, and finally to have an audience to present my food to.

My mom makes this dish, not very often since it takes a few extra steps to get it just right...but whenever she does it is everyone's favorite.

For one medium head of cauliflower, first cut it into bite size flowerettes. peel and cut 1 large potato into similar size pieces. in about 3 tblspn oil, sautee and almost fry the veggies until its translucent and brownish. then transfer to another plate. in the previous pan saute onions, ginger and garlic until soft then add 3 tbsp coriander pwd, 2 tbsp chilli pwd, and 1 tsp turmeric. toast the spices and add a pinch of whole cumin. put the veggies back in and add 3 medium juicy tomatoes. add 2 tbsp of yogurt and cover and cook for about 10-15 mins. at the end add coriander leaves.


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