Cooking vegetables is always something which gets me thinking…. what should I cook it with? With meat it has always been very easy to think and implement. I have always been running away from cooking and eating vegetables, as I always prefer meat 😉
But after I prepared this dish, it actually didn’t seem so tough with vegetables either. I decided to use coconut cream and I was right! It was so easy to cook and it gave the perfect taste! The dish reflects the taste of the coastal Indian cuisine, as coconut cream is widely used for most of the dishes there.
If you’re looking for some quick Indian yummy vegetarian recipe, I would definitely say… Go for it! 🙂
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Oil – 3 tablespoons
Potato – 4 medium, boiled, skinned and cut into small cubes
Cauliflower – 300 g, cut into small pieces
Spring Onion – 11 sticks, chopped into 1 cm long pieces
Tomato – 1 large, cut into quarters
Onion – 1 large, sliced
Ginger – Grated, 2 teaspoons
Green Chili – 3, chopped
Coconut Cream – 200 ml
Cumin – 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1 to 2 teaspoons
Chili powder – 1 teaspoon
Five spice powder (Garam Masala) – 1 teaspoon
Salt – to taste
Step 1: Heat oil in a wok or U shaped pan. Add cumin powder.
Step 2: Add the onion and turmeric powder and fry for around 3 to 4 minutes.
Step 3: Add the cauliflower and green chili and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until the cauliflower is half cooked.
Step 4: Add the spring onions and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Add the boiled potatoes and tomatoes. Stir for 2 minutes.
Step 5: Add the coconut cream. Cook for 5 minutes or so until it has mixed well with all the vegetables. Add salt for taste.
Step 6: Add the five spice and give it a stir. Serve hot with rice or bread.
A few tips:
- Feel free to add vegetables of your choice to this dish.
- You can add a little tamarind sauce to give a tangy taste to the dish.
- I used the light coconut cream for this dish. You can use the same as a healthier choice.