This is certainly not authentic, and doesn’t have well developed flavours, but it’s very quick and easy. Chop up some hot pepper and add at the beginning if you’d like to zip things up. Add some potato, small cubes, along with the cauliflower.
- 2 Tbsp ghee or vegetable oil
- 1 large onion, small dice
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1” piece of ginger root, finely minced or grated
- 1 Tbsp Lahlah’s curry powder
- 2 tsp coriander (ground)
- 1 tsp cumin (ground)
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 2- 15 oz tins chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 28oz tin diced tomatoes
- 1 head cauliflower, cut or broken into florets
- 1 tin coconut milk (not sweetened!)
- salt, to taste
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
In a Dutch oven, heat the ghee over medium heat. When it is shimmering, add the onion and stir occasionally until softened.
Add the garlic and ginger, and cook a few minutes longer until the onion begins to caramelize.
Stir in the spices and toast for a couple of minutes until they are fragrant. Add a couple of drops of water to prevent burning, if you need to. Stir constantly.
Add the tomatoes, coconut milk, chickpeas, and cauliflower. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for about 15 minutes, until the cauliflower is tender.
If desired, take lid off and cook for a few more minutes until sauce has reduced to the consistency that you like.
Taste for salt. Add the chopped cilantro and stir carefully.
Serve over brown basmati rice, or with roti or naan