Calorie Wise Curried Cauliflower

"Great taste for a calorie wise recipe. Use canned tomatoes if you like."
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  • Steam the cauliflower for 5 minutes, reserve 1/2 cup of the water.
  • Put the oil in a saucepan and add onion& garlic, saute until soft.
  • Stir in the curry, ginger and salt (if using).
  • Add tomatoes, bring to a simmer.
  • Add cauliflower and 1/2 cup of cauliflower water.
  • Cover and simmer for 3 minutes (longer if you want your veggies well done).
  • Remove cover to allow some of the liquid to evaporate.
  • Serve.

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  1. If I may say so, I had begun to make this when I realised I didnt have curry powder at home. So, back home in India, if we dont have curry powder, we use a combo of red chilli powder, turmeric powder, corriander powder and garam masala powder. I did just that:) I used 3/4 tsp. red chilli powder, 1 tsp. turmeric powder, 1 tsp. each of garam masala and corriander powder. It was a nice dish, I must also mention that it was indeed "Light". I used 1 1/2 fresh tomatoes instead of 1/2. And yes, 1 tsp. salt( was perfect for the 2 cups cauliflower, IMHO). Thank you for a nice calorie wise dish:)
  2. This was really good!! I used tomato sauce (I didnt feel like chopping) and I had steamed cauliflower in the fridge .. All in all, 7 minutes, for a truly wonderful dish!
  3. I had just enough cauliflower for 1 1/4 cups, so I used some shredded cabbage as well. I also used garam masala for curry powder. And I absolutely loved this dish! I had it as a side with rotis for dinner. The only change I'll make next time is to use only 1/4 cup of the water for a slightly drier version! Thanks again, Bergy! I can always count on your veggie recipes!
  4. Yum, great flavor! I did use the salt and 1/2 can of diced tomatoes, and added a little extra curry. I also did not use as much water. Thanks Bergy!
  5. i think it was too watery. but it tasted nice and low calorie!maybe next time i'll use less water. this is a great dish for dieters. a healthier and lower calorie option to those thick fattening ones ccoked in coconut milk.


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