Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Indian Spiced Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes

My notes: The original recipe called for Yukon potatoes and much less spice amounts. I doubled most spices (salt I barely increased). I left the jalapeno amounts as is as I’m feeding 4 kids. I love adding chickpeas to the recipe. Sometimes I will also add spinach. Leftovers make great lunches heated or at room temp.

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1 1/2 pounds sweet potato, cut into 1 1/2" cubes
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon cumin seed
1 teaspoon salt
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 Teaspoons jalapeno, minced very fine
1 1/2 Tablespoons ginger, minced
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon tumeric
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 Cup water
14 ounces chickpeas, canned, rinsed and drained

1. Shake cauliflower, sweet potato, cumin seeds and salt in a gallon size ziplock. Put on roasting pan lined with foil and roast at 475 for 15-20 minutes, stirring every five minutes, until veggies are crisp-tender.

2. Meanwhile, saute onion, garlic, ginger, and jalapeno 1 Tablespoon oil until onion is translucent (about 10 minutes). Add spices, chickpeas and water. Stir and scrape all the good bits off the bottom of the pan.

3. Add roasted veggies to the saute pan and cook and stir for 5 minutes until flavors are fully blended.

4. Serve over basmati rice, a side of fresh melon, and mango lassi.

Ca1: 341, Fat: 9g, Fiber 10g, Protein: 8g

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