Cauliflower in Coriander Cashew Sauce

"A lovely, mild vegan curry, serve this with steamed basmati. Daughter #3 likes it with aloo paratha to scoop. Adapted from The Complete Vegan cookbook. Sometimes I make this with parsley instead of the cilantro."
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  • Grind the cashews with the sesame seeds in a food processor. Add in the tomatoes,cilantro, lime juice, coriander, garlic,turmeric, salt, sucanat, and cayenne. Blend, then add in the stock and blend until fairly smooth.
  • Put both the puree and the cauliflower in a large sized saute pan and bring to a simmer.
  • Reduce the heat to medium low, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes. If needed at this pont, add in another 2 tablespoons of stock (or water) to prevent curry from sticking.
  • Keep cooking for another 5 minutes, or until the cauliflower is done to your liking, It'll depend on how small you chopped it in the first place, I like mine in pretty good sized pieces.
  • Add in the peas, and cook to tender. I prefer peas with the vibrant color still, so I would just barely thaw them in the cauliflower/cashew sauce.
  • If you use frozen peas with ice crystals on them, rinse the ice off in a strainer before adding to prevent the ice from diluting the dish.

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  1. Excellent flavor and easy to whip up with the food processor. Perfectly spiced...not to mild, not too hot. Great flavor! Served on a bed of basmati rice. My first recipe...and I picked a winner!
  2. This sauce is phenominal! I can't even tell you how happy I am with this. After transferring to the serving bowl I just stood at the stove scraping the skillet lol Made exactly as directed. The peas add a nice sweetness. The spices are PERFECT. And it was easy to whip up. Thank you!
  3. I enjoyed this, and found it very easy to prepare, with good texture and flavour. As suggested, I allowed my peas to just barely cook in the sauce, and they were perfect. Served with steamed rice for a delicious mid-week meal that I will certainly make again.
  4. Great curry...easy to whip together, rich and creamy with just the right amount of kick (i kicked mine a little bit harder w/ some homemade pepper flake mix :)...i added a little bit of honey too because my lime was real tangy...served with a couscous that i added cashews, raisins and baby spinach to (really like the raisins with the coriander cashew sauce too and will add them right in next time for a sweet twist to the spice)...the meal was topped off with a gift of homemade naan that mr. free-free brought home from his work mate ...a feast = DELISH!! Thanks so much for posting this winner!!! Made for "Healthy Choices Tag" :)
  5. I followed this recipe to the 't' & I felt it was lacking but I don't know what...I loved all the ingredients but mine wasn't great.


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