using up: cauliflower.
This didn’t go quite to plan, but turned out utterly delicious. I don’t suppose we’ll ever be able to recreate it, though.
I set a pan of potatoes to parboil, intending to deep fry them later, and put a cut up cauli in the steamer on top. Pete did Indian spices – coriander, cumin, tumeric, fenugreek, cardamon seeds and allspice – and whizzed up ginger and garlic and a green chilli. The timer went, and I put the steamer on the draining board while I finished emptying the dishwasher. And forgot all about it!
When I remembered, the potatoes were pretty mushy. I turfed them into a wok with some groundnut oil, but they were very soft, and wouldn’t take a crispy edge. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Pete fried off the ginger and garlic, while I added the spices to the potato mush, and then the cauliflower.
We then put a small tin of tomato purée in with the ginger garlic, cooked it down a little, then tipped that into the vegetable mess. Served it with rice, and it really was lovely – just the sort of texture I like from comfort food!
It made a second tub for the freezer too!