Roast cauliflower curry

Roast cauliflower

Cauliflower is a little bit of an oddity being pretty much a-seasonal, you can eat it almost all year round, and as curries are equally suited to summer and winter this one is a year round winner! Roasting the cauliflower and tomatoes adds sweetness and depth I think.

Recipe – serves 2 (at least)

  • 1/2 large head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets
  • 4 large tomatoes, halved
  • 1 onion, ½ diced, ½ sliced into narrow segements top to bottom
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 2cm pc fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • Basmati rice
    Preheat oven to 190°c
    1. Toss the cauliflower florets and onion segments in a tbsp of oil with the curry powder mixed in and a little salt and pepper.
    2. Arrange these at one end of a baking sheet with tomatoes spread over the other end (cut side up) – drizzle tomatoes with oil and season.
    3. Roast in a 190º c oven for around 25 minutes, until onions are getting crisp, and cauliflower and tomatoes are soft and set aside.
    4. Add the rice to a pan of salted boiling water (double the volume of water to rice), bring to the boil, stir once and reduce the heat right down for   15 minutes with lid tightly fitted. Turn heat off at 15 minutes and leave the lid on until ready to serve.
    5. Fry remaining onion in a little oil until soft (5 minutes) and add ginger, garlic, and remaining spices and cook for a further minute.
    6. Add the tomatoes and chickpeas and 80ml water and bring back to the boil, breaking up the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes more with the lid on.
    7. Finally add the roasted cauliflower and onions and warm through for another 5 minutes, you may wish to add a little more water here.
    8. Check seasoning and serve with rice and chopped coriander on top.
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