A big thank you to Aida Mollenkamp (see my interview with her here) for this recipe from her recent book “Keys to the Kitchen.” I have made this twice, both times with much success. The children (now almost 9 and 7) loved it as well. I put my family chef spin on it so it’s not quite as spicy. I hope you’ll try it, even if you think your kids are picky eaters. It’s worth a shot!
Curried Cauliflower with Peas
Adapted from a recipe by Aida Mollenkamp
2-3 teaspoons grated fresh ginger (I used ginger paste)
2-4 teaspoons mild curry powder, divided (see note)
1 head cauliflower, cut into bite-sized pieces
½ – 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 yellow onion, chopped
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
Optional: 1 cup cooked beef (ground or chopped steak)
1 cup frozen peas, slightly thawed
¼ cup cilantro or mint, roughly chopped
Flour tortillas (regular or gluten-free) or about 2 cups cooked brown rice
Note: To make your own mild curry powder, mix together 2 tablespoons each cumin and coriander, 2 teaspoons turmeric and ½ teaspoon each ground ginger and mustard. Add cayenne pepper or crushed chile peppers to make it spicy. Store the spice mixture in a spice jar until ready to use.
3. Add cauliflower, potatoes, broth, and beef, if using. Bring to a boil.
4. Lower the heat, cover, and cook about 5 minutes. Stir and continue to cook until potatoes are knife tender, about 8-10 minutes. Add the peas and cook about 2 minutes or until heated. Adjust the seasonings by adding salt or curry if needed.
5. Top with chopped cilantro or mint and serve with regular or gluten-free flour tortillas or over brown rice.
Author Information: Amy Fothergill, San Francisco, CA
Amy Fothergill is the mother of two and owner of The Family Chef. She teaches cooking classes and provides consultations. She blends her culinary techniques with delicious ingredients to create gluten free, healthy dishes that the whole family enjoys.
Blog: http://thefamilychef.blogspot.com (a food blog which is a blend of gluten free and regular recipes)
Email: Amy Fothergill
Gluten-free recipes: http://www.examiner.com/x-13910-SF-GlutenFree-Food-Examiner