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We had this for lunch this afternoon. LOVELY! We started off by soaking the cauliflower in 2 tsps. of salted water. I brought down the amount of cooking oil to 1 1/2 tbsps. and lessened the red chilli powder to 1/4 tsp. and I used black pepper powder as a substitute for paprika (1/4 tsp.) as we can't have very spicy food (health and personal taste reasons). I didn't have poppy seeds on hand and I had to leave that out as it's very difficult to get it in Oman. For the cashews, I used broken cashews which I powdered in my mixer (and obtained 2 tbsps. of coarsely powdered cashews) and then used. Before baking the cauliflower as in step 16, I tossed in 1 cup of boiled greenpeas into the dish that contained the cauliflower coated with the prepared masala. I had this with bread and later with plain rice and topped with a dollop of plain yogurt. YUMMY! :) I was most excited with step 4 of this recipe of the microwave - REALLY WORKS SOO GOOD! A billion thanks for that.

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Charishma_Ramchandani December 13, 2002

I tried this recipe this weekend and it came out great! I cut the caulifower into florets and cooked them in the sauce (so I had to add a little more water which cooked off). It came out a tasty dish for our vegetarian potluck and everyone really ernjoyed it!

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UberChef March 17, 2008

Wonderful! I had no cashews, and forgot to put in the poppy seeds, but it was great in spite of this. This is a really hearty dish and could be served with brown rice as a meal.

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m0m November 06, 2006

I made this as part of a big Indian feast for friends the other night, to show them that there is more to Indian food than butter chicken! Everyone asked for the recipe and was amazed(?) vegetarian food could be so good. I made it ahead of time and then reheated it in the oven.

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Coasty October 27, 2009

Great flavor and almost better the next day as leftovers. I didn't read the directions all the way through before starting, so I ended up pulling the cauliflower apart before steaming it. I then just put all the steamed cauliflower into the sauce and it still turned out great.

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Lt. Amy February 24, 2008

Due to diet restrictions, I didn't use the oil or the nuts. It was wonderful without it. complex taste with a lingering glow. Not too hot. It made a wonderful sandwich the next day. Never did anything like this with this type of recipe before. Couldn't stop eating it.

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drhousespcatcher January 13, 2008

We thought this was a terrific way to prepare cauliflower. I left out the cashews due to dietary restrictions but otherwise made as stated. Thanks for a great way to serve this wonderful vegetable!

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~Leslie~ September 04, 2006

This was a delicious way to serve cauliflower, i didnt have green pepper so used crushed red pepper instead.

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ChefDebs February 27, 2006

I made this just as indicated and it was fantastic. It was even better the next day after the flavors had had a chance to blend. Unfortunately, my DH ate almost all of the leftovers for lunch before I had a chance for seconds! I'm making it again this week. Great recipe, Kusum!

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Mugsiewugsie August 03, 2005

Delicious! I ended up cutting the cauliflower in to florets. I used less oil and crushed red pepper instead of dried green chilies and omitted the poppy seeds and cashews. I have never made anything like this before and I'm really looking forward to the leftovers. Thanks so much for posting!

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