India inspired: saucy cauliflower (vegan)

Cauliflower is such a beautiful vegetable and actually really versatile. The problem is only, that whenever I buy it, I hardly remember all the lovely ideas what I could make out of it.

I had a whole cauliflower left and wanted to eat something light, but still heartwarming (we have minus degrees outside :-=O) . I googled a little and found some nice ideas how to prepare it. So I together with what was left in my fridge, I decided for a little Indian inspired dish.

For 1-2 persons as a side dish you need:
– 1 small cauliflower
– 1 can of peeled tomatoes
– 1 small onion
– 1 hand of cashew nuts
– 1 table spoon coconut or sesame oil
– garam marsala spice, salt
– optional: a shot of coconut milk

It is super easy. Wash and cut the cauliflower, roast it together with onion cubes in the oil in a pot. Let it get a little colour. Then, add the tomatoes from the can and maybe add a little water, so the cauliflower is pretty much covered. I added some coconut milk (because I had it in my fridge), so it got a bit more creamy. Also throw in some garam marsala spice and a little salt, as well as the cashew nuts (you can roast them a little before adding) and then put a lid onto the pot. Reduce the heat and let it wobble until the cauliflower is soft. It will take around 10-15 mins and that’s it.

You can eat this as a main dish or nice sider. I added some prawns and a little piece of salmon I had left over (simply place it on the stew and cook it that way), and some basmati rice. Of course, all kinds of meat will fit, especially lamb or chicken. If you want to keep it vegan, it definitely tastes awesome with chickpeas, tofu or lentils. You can even put an egg on it or some cheese and bake it in the oven for another 15 mins. And of course it’s also tasty with potatoes, bread or pasta. Isn’t that lovely?

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