Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Aarti Parti Episode 7: Roasted Cauliflower!


Episode 7 is up. This week: cumin/coriander/amchur (dried mango powder) dusted cauliflower, roasted and topped with a dollop of limey yogurt. We used three different kinds of cauliflower: purple, orange and green (romanesco)!



Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

3 medium cauliflower heads, stripped of leaves and stalk chopped off
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp amchur (dried mango powder)
salt and pepper
1 cup low fat greek yoghurt
zest from one lime
splash extra virgin olive oil

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit/180 degrees celsius

2) Slice cauliflower down the middle, then slice as many 1-inch steaks as you can (you'll probably get two). Separate the rest into florets. Do the same with the other head of cauliflower.

3) Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Brush a little oil over the paper so the cauliflower doesn't stick.

4) Place "steaks" and florets on the baking sheet.

5) In a small bowl, combine oil, cumin powder, coriander powder and mango powder with a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper. Brush over cauliflower with pastry brush. Drizzle over florets and toss to coat.

6) Roast for 20 minutes or until tender and crisped around the edges.

7) In another small bowl, combine yogurt with lime zest, a splash of extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and a squeeze of lime (as much as you like).

8) Serve steaks with a dollop of yogurt on the side. Eat and discover cauliflower's nutty, smoky goodness!

-x-

aarti

3 comments:

dicktracy said...

I love my cauliflower, I always try my mother's recipe-a simple one put in seasoning urud dal,cumin and mustard seeds in a Kadai(Indian Saucepan) fry them in litle oil and put two to three slit green chillies, put the boiled cauliflower, turmeric powder and add some water and boil the cauliflower by covering with a lid and after 5-6 minutes the cauliflower is ready. whenever I do this my children love them and finish it in one shot .

I love ur recipes and I am going to try this one for sure tomorrow

Bhaskar Rao Pernenkil said...

I did the recipe with a Indian twist, I added red chili powder, and cut the florets then tossed them in the mixture you had given me my wife and my daughter loved it a lot especially my daughter, we finished one big cauliflower in a day

javieth said...

Cauliflower prevent colon cancer and contributes significant amounts of iron. It also contains vitamins E and C. I like to eat it at least twice per week and i love the taste. I like cauliflower in salad or another kind of recipes.

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