Our CSA included two GIANT tomatoes this week, so we pulsed up one yellow/pink/orange one and part of the red one for this sauce, with garlic, ginger, jalapeno, mustard seeds, onion, curry, cumin seeds, and lime juice. Then we chopped up one head of cauliflower and added one can of drained chickpeas, covered and simmered for thirty minutes.
1 TBL olive oil
1.5 TBL black mustard seeds
1.5 TBL cumin seeds
1.5 TBL sambar powder (or whatever curry mix you have on hand)
¾ tsp salt
1 large head cauliflower cut into large florets
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-1.5 inch pieces
1 can chickpeas with liquid
Preheat oven to 375. Heat oil in a large dutch oven and saute the sweet potatoes for a few minutes. Mix the spices together in a small bowl. Add chickpeas with liquid and cauliflower and stir in the spices so that the vegetables are well coated.
Bake uncovered about 45 minutes, stir every 15 or so.
Serve with fresh little salad.
This is perhaps one of the best meals we’ve ever made. We used this recipe for Addictive Chickpea Crepes and didn’t change a thing. They say you can leave out the carom seeds, but I actually think that is one of the best parts of the flavor, so get them if you can. The recipe makes 8 crepes and we ate them ALL.
For the filling:
5 garlic cloves minced
1 TBL mustard seeds
1 TBL turmeric
1 TBL curry powder
1 tsp cayenne
3 small potatoes, chopped into 2 inch pieces
1.5-2 cups radishes, quartered
1 cup water
1 bunch kale or chard (we had a mix)
1/4 cup white vinegar
salt to taste
In a dutch oven, heat 1 tsp oil and saute garlic and mustard seeds on medium heat until the seeds begin to pop. Add potatoes and radishes and stir. Add turmeric, curry, and cayenne and coat the vegetables. Add cup of water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook on medium low until potatoes are cooked, about 7 minutes. Add greens, salt, and vinegar. Stir mixture well, and cover. Cook 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.