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Aromatic Spicy Cauliflower Curry With Healthy Antioxidants

This delicious recipe first appeared in "Cooking Up a Cure with Hoda". Hoda Cox, a chef and cancer survivor, is using her talents in the kitchen in the fight against cancer. This tasty recipe for spicy cauliflower curry is packed with antioxidants from all the wonderful spices and the cauliflower, and is also high in fiber.

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  • 3 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Mustard seeds
  • 1 inch fresh organic Ginger, cut into thin strips or chopped
  • 1 organic White Onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1 Tbs. ground Coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. Ceylon Cinnamon (True cinnamon)
  • 1 small green Serrano Chili, seeded and chopped
  • 1 organic Garlic Clove, crushed
  • 1 head organic Cauliflower, rinsed and cut into pieces (or 3 zucchini and 2 sweet potatoes)
  • 1 c. organic Garbanzo beans, cooked or canned
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • Juice of ½ organic Lemon
  • 1-1/2 c. Green Tea or hot Water
  • 2 Tbs. organic Cilantro, chopped
  • Black Sesame Seeds (opt.)

Place oil in large pot over medium heat for 1 minute, should not get very hot! Lower heat if it does. Add oil and wait 30 seconds. Add mustard seeds and turn to Med-Low. Cover and sauté for 1 minute.

Remove lid, and add ginger, onion, turmeric, coriander, cinnamon, and chili. Stir occasionally, for 2 - 3 minutes.

Stir in garlic, cauliflower, garbanzo beans and salt.  Add lemon juice, tea or water, 1 Tbs. of the cilantro, and cover. Reduce heat to Low, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender.

Transfer mixture to a serving dish and sprinkle remaining cilantro and a few black sesame seeds on Stir in garlic, cauliflower, garbanzo beans and salt. Add lemon juice, tea or water, 1 Tbs. of the cilantro, and cover. Reduce heat to Low, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender.

Transfer mixture to a serving dish and sprinkle remaining cilantro and a few black sesame seeds on top.

 NOTE: This recipe is quite spicy, so for a milder flavor only use 1/2 chili pepper!


Hoda lives in Lafayette, Calif. where ECOlunchbox is based! Learn more about Hoda's journey and find more recipes on her blog Cooking Up The Cure.