Happy Spring everyone! The only sign of Spring in our home is all the sniffles and sneezes. My family has serious allergy issues so I can’t exactly say we are happy to see Spring. But I am happy to see some brighter, sunshiny days with pretty flowers and birds chirping in our garden.
We also received some sad news today. we lost an uncle. Life is really so short and by the blink of an eye everything changes. I have fond memories of my uncle. He was always happy and jovial, always laughing and he always had a smile on his face. So always remember as much as we would love to flash around our material stuff nobody cares about what you owned. The only thing you will be remembered for is the impression you left on people’s hearts.
So smile often, do more good deeds and most of all be kind. It takes nothing to be kind. One day you will also want to be remembered for the impact you made on people’s lives. I know this has nothing to do with Cauliflower with Cumin and Cream, thought I will share a little bit of wisdom.
Let me get to my Cauliflower with Cumin and Cream Recipe. This recipe was given to me by my sister, when she still lived in SA, that was a while back. I think she got it from a friend. She often cooked it for us when we visited her. How I miss the good old days.
It’s a very simple dish but it is totally yummy. I haven’t made it in a while but when I do my family loves it. I always serve it as an accompaniment to other veggie curries but I suppose you can have it all on its own. It will also make a great side to a meat dish.
You have to be careful when cooking the cauliflower. Do not overcook it or it will be mushy and not very appetising. So you have to keep a close eye on it when cooking. The cream adds a lovely richness to this dish. I added just enough to seep through the cauliflower but if you want it more creamy you can add more. Any Indian dish always tastes great with naan bread or roti but I guess you can have some Basmati rice if you prefer. I always add loads of cumin to my dishes but if you don’t like the taste of cumin you an reduce the amount.
Here’s more vegetarian recipes:
Cauliflower with Cumin and Cream
- 500 gram/1 small cauliflower broken into florets and each one cut in half
- 2 teaspoon butter ghee
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 2 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 sprig curry leaf
- 2 green chilli
- 1/4 cup fresh cream
- Break the cauliflower into florets. Cut each floret in half
- Heat the butter ghee and add the cumin
- Once the cumin starts to splutter, add the bay leaf, onion, chilli and curry leaf
- Sauté until onion is slightly brown
- Add the cauliflower. Season with salt and simmer on low heat until the cauliflower is tender but not mushy.
- Add the cream and cook until it's just heated through. You can add more cream if you prefer. Serve hot with naan bread or roti