So here we are. Potluck for I Heart Cooking Club. One more time to experiment with Jaffrey’s recipes. Something simple this week.


I usually steam my cauliflower and serve it wit a simple cheese sauce. Or eat it raw. So this time I have a nice spiced side dish. Easy to make. Tasty.

    Large head cauliflower
    3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    Generous pinch of ground asafetida
    1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
    1/2 medium onion, peeled and cut into very fine rings
    1/2-1 fresh, hot green chili, finely chopped .
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
    I/8 – 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
    3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    1 1/2 cup water
    2 teaspoons lemon juice

Break the cauliflower into florets
Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. When oil is hot put in the asafetida. followed quickly by the cumin seeds. Quickly add the onion and fry for about 2 minutes while stirring until the onion slices brown. Add in the cauliflower and green chili. Reduce heat to medium and toss. Add the remaining spices and salt. Toss for another minute. Add the water and lemon juice, toss. Bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the cauliflower is just tender.

This recipe is from Madjur Jaffrey’s Indian Cooking and on page 1465

I am anxious to see what the other members of IHCC made this week. Click on over there and find out with me.