A brilliant combination from ” Mowgli Street Food” by Nisha Katona. I serve this with some coconut rice, and think it would also work well alongside Dishoom Gunpowder Potatoes.
Another lovely salad for hot summer days from Claire Thomson’s ” New Kitchen Basics”. Ideally it would be greener than pictured- i should have brought a bigger bunch of parsley! You should be searching through a sea of green for the bulghar and cauliflower.
|1 organic cauliflower||2 tsp garam masala|
|3 medium onions, chopped coursely||Good pinch chilli flakes|
|3 cloves garlic, finely chopped||1 tin chopped tomatoes|
|1” ginger, peeled & finely chopped||1 tin organic chickpeas, drained|
|2 tsps ground coriander||2 tbsps fresh coriander, chopped|
|2 star aniseed||Butter|
|Small handful fresh curry leaves|
|Break the cauliflower into large florets, removing tough stalks. Cook the cauliflower in boiling water for 5 minutes, then drain and return to pan. Cover to keep warm. Heat about 1 tbsp butter in a saucepan and add the onion, garlic and ginger. Saute gently until golden brown. Add the dried spices and cook for 5 minutes, then add the tomatoes and chickpeas and stir well. Add the cauliflower plus 100ml cold water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes until the cauliflower is cooked. Sprinkle in the chopped coriander and serve with steamed rice.|
I love Rukmini Iyer’s series of recipes that can be cooked in a roasting tin and know that these are books i will keep returning too.
Yesterday’s dinner was this most delicious cauliflower pasta recipe ( adapted for 2) from ” New Kitchen Basics” by Claire Thomson. Although by no means a vegetarian cookbook there are so many recipes for vegetarians in this book that i am cooking from it several times a week at the moment. You can use any short pasta such as conchiglie, rigatoni or fusilli but the orecchiette holds the sauce well. You can also use the cauliflower mix as a topping for bruschetta.
This version of Cauliflower cheese soup is from Nigel Slater’s ” Real Food”.
I am always looking for new ways to cook cauliflower so was very pleased to discover this new recipe from Caravan,
This is a recipe for cauliflower i could happily eat most days. Its from “Weligama”, a book of recipes from Sri Lanka, by Emily Dobbs. You can use a Romanesco head instead of the cauliflower if wished.
A variation is to make cauliflower spiced rice. Whizz all the ingredients apart from the herbs and nuts in a blender and cook by tossing in hot oil. Serve as an alternative to rice.
Another favourite cauliflower recipe from the book ” Plenty” by Yotam Ottolenghi. Scamorza is a smoky south italian cows milk cheese. I buy mine from an Italian delicatessan but you may find it in larger Tesco or Waitrose stores in the UK.
A new one dish recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi. I served this accompanied by a packet of Merchant Gourmet Persian Style Quinoa and Lentils. The next day the leftovers went with chips…
Yotam Ottolenghi and his team have developed some great recipes for cauliflower and you will find a few of them appearing on this site over time. This is one of my favourites from his most recent book ” Simple”. It can be served as a side to meat or sausages but i like it on its own, or perhaps with brown rice , jacket potatoes or chips if I am feeling naughty….
I cook this Cauliflower Cake from Yotam Ottolenghi regularly, often as a vegetarian option when doing a lunch for family of friends.
One of my favourite versions of cauliflower cheese from Nigel Slater. I like to serve this with oven chips, or a baked potato. But if you are less greedy than I am a green salad will suffice.
A delicious and moreish cauliflower cheese soup from Jamie Olivers ” Ministry of Food”. He recommends using a good quality cheddar like Keens, but i think any strong mature cheddar will do.
Romanesco cauliflower is described as tasting like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower but with a nuttier flavour. This is my adaptation of a recipe provided by the Riverford Organic Box scheme which operates in the UK.Its also good with purple sprouting broccoli instead of the romanesco. The original recipe can also be found online if preferred.