BloggerAid is a community of bloggers trying to help relieve world famine and Joan’s event A Culinary Tour around the world is her great idea to make people sensitive to our world's biggest problem. This week Joan is taking us to India and I chose a very simple recipe from 'The Frugal Gourmet on our Immigrant Ancestors'by Jeff Smith a book I enjoy a lot reading .
CAULYFLOWER AND SCALLIONS WITH BLACK MUSTARD SEEDS
1 caulyflower 2 small bunches of scallions 2 teaspoons black mustard seeds ( I know ! but I only found the yellow ones ) 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1/2 teaspoon turmeric Kosher salt to taste 1/3 cup warm water 1/4 vegetable oil (I used olive oil) 1/3 cup chopped fresh coriander or 8 fresh curry leaves (I used dries ones with the other spices)
Separate the caulyflower into 1 inch florets. Trim the scallions an chop them including the green parts. Mesure the spices and the water and keep near the stove. Heat the oil in a wok over high heat and when is hot add the mustard, cumin and fennel seeds. Keep a lid handy since the seeds may splatter and sputter when added. When the seeds stop sputtering add the turmeric and the caulyflower. Stir-fry the caulyflower until it is evenly coated with the oil. Add the scallions, salt and water; mix and cover with a lid. Cook over medium heat and toss a couple of times until the caulyflower is soft, about 10 minutes. Uncover, fold in the coriander, and continue stir-frying until excess moisture evaporates and the caulyflower looks glazed about 5 minutes. Serve hot. Buon appetito !
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Cat lover, textile conservator, I love cooking and even more baking. I'm married to Andrea and have two wonderful kids.