This recipe came about one warm summer day when I had just gotten home from work and wanted to relax in our backyard with my family. I pulled together a few ingredients that I thought may play well together and cooked this in a wok on our backyard stove while sipping on some wine. This dish is in honor of my husband who loves simple one-bowl meals. For any of you looking for an Indian-inspired meal that comes together easily, give this a try.
I took some of my favorite ingredients and created a delicious one-bowl meal for convenience, flavor, and easy clean-up. The golden hue of turmeric and aromatics turn each bite into a flavor and textural explosion. The addition of garbanzo beans to this recipe provides a nice protein and fiber upgrade.
Curried Power Bowl
From My Cookbook: My Indian Table: Quick & Tasty Recipes
Makes 4-6 servings
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 large onion, chopped ~1 1/3 cup
- 2 serrano chili (deseeded and chopped) optional
- ½ teaspoon ground red chili
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 8 cups cauliflower florets ~2 pounds (about 1-1.5 large heads)
- 2 14-oz cans garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
- 4 tomatoes chopped
- Salt to taste
- 2-4 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional)
- Bag of greens
Heat oil on medium-high setting in a saucepan
Add cumin seeds and sauté for ~1 minute until darker brown
Add onions and sauté until golden brown
Add red chili, turmeric, cumin, coriander, garam masala, garlic, ginger, sauté for 1 minute
Add cauliflower and mix well and cook for ~5 minutes
Add garbanzo beans, tomatoes, mix well, cover and cook for 5-7 minutes
Taste and add salt if you feel the need for some
Garnish with cilantro and enjoy
Serve on a bed of greens with a drizzle of cucumber raita, place it inside a whole grain tortilla and enjoy as a wrap, or enjoy with a side of quinoa or rice.
From my Indian kitchen to your table, I truly believe that you can create beautiful memories with simple and delicious food surrounded by your loved ones.