Browned and Braised Cauliflower With Indian Spices

"When my DM passed a year ago I inherited her Cook's Illustrated magazine collection. This recipe is from one of them and adapted from the recipe for Ful Gobi in Elizabeth Rozin's book "The Flavor Principle""
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  • Heat large skillet over medium-high heat until pan is very hot, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add canola oil, swirling pan to coat evenly.
  • Add florets; saute, stirring occasionally, until they just begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add onions; continue sauteing until florets begin to brown and onions soften, about 4 minutes longer.
  • Stir in cumin, coriander, turmeric, and pepper flakes; saute until spices begin to toast and are fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and add lime juice, yogurt, and 1/4 cup water.
  • Cover and cook until flavors meld, about 4 minutes.
  • Add cilantro and peas (if using), toss to distribute, cover and saute until florets are fully tender but still offer some resistance to the tooth when sampled, about 2 minutes more.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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  1. I made this last night to go with chicken, and I must say it is wonderful! DH just loved it. I find it curious that there is no garlic in this recipe. I think next time, I will put some in. Otherwise, I would not change anything. Thank you for a great recipe. It is a keeper!


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