By NcMysteryShopper on August 10, 2005
Photo by eatrealfood
Photo by eatrealfood
"What a spectacular way to serve cauliflower! The whole head is simmered in turmeric water, then stuffed with nuts and spices and slathered with a spicy paste. When it emerges from the oven, fragrant and golden brown, it makes an unforgettable vegetarian main dish. MAKE AHEAD: The stuffed cauliflower can be refrigerated overnight; refrigerate the yogurt topping separately. The warm spices and tangy acidity of the yogurt sauce suggest an aromatic and fruity white with a hint of bright citrus. Try an off-dry but crisp New World Riesling, such as the 2000 Smith-Madrone Napa Valley, or an off-dry sparkling wine, such as the Nonvintage Domaine Ste. Michelle Extra Dry Columbia Valley from Washington State. Recipe is from Amarvilas Resort and Spa, India"
Serving Size: 1 (514 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Hi this recipe is ultimate for New Year my in-law's and my parants were over at my house as soon as i place all the appiticers on the table the stuffing cauli was first to go my sister-inlaw asked me later on how you mad it i was so glad other wise you know how in-law are hard to inpress well there were some problems in the making the cauliflower was so hard to stuff (in NY cauliflower are not as open as in India) and than it brooked so what i did was put it together since i made the stuffing little more than cauliflower could take i made a top layer of the stuffing and be open don't strictly follow the recipe you can add some more indian spices. Thank I hope it will be helpfull "
"is there a nobel prize for indian cooking? if so, then it must go to this dish. totally superb! i rarely go off the handle like this, but this was so good against all expectations (i don't usually like cauli that much). the only change i made was to add 1tsp each of ground cumin and coriander to the yoghurt mix in step #2, which made it even more flavorful. i also subbed peas for carrots since i didn't have any. the amount of stuffing is very generous - use a large cauli. it was my first time stuffing cauli and it was not easy, but if you gently pry apart the florets and stuff it with your fingers rather than a spoon, it's easier. when i slathered the yoghurt mix on it before it went into the oven, DH was teasing me that it looked just like a roast bird. i don't think he is remiss, this would make an amazing main dish for special occasions if you want to wow your vegetarian guests. ok excuse me while i get back to my dinner to finish this before DH does..."
"This was a really great recipe. I was worried the cauliflower would turn to mush after cooking so long, but it turned out perfectly. I often find vegetarian meals lack some flavour, but not the case in this dish. Can't wait to have the leftovers tonight!"