Cumin & Mango Powder Cauliflower Pepper Sabji

Cumin & Mango Powder Cauliflower Pepper Sabji

The soft cauliflower combined with crunchy peppers and basic spices makes this a simple yet stunning sabji, great to serve with any bread or flatbread. You can also use it in a wrap for lunch or enjoy it with some dal or curry as part of a leisurely meal.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green chilli, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 small cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 red pepper, cored, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 green pepper, cored, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, cored, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp amchur (mango powder)

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. Once they start to sizzle, add the onion and green chilli and cook over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes until they have softened. Then stir in the salt, turmeric and chilli powder and cook for a few seconds.
  2. Add the cauliflower florets, cover and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes until they start to soften.
  3. Stir in the peppers, garam masala and amchur. Cover again and cook over a medium to low heat for 5 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender, then serve.

Recipe from Chetna’s 30 Minute Indian by Chetna Makan
(published by Mitchell Beazley, £20 hardback, octopusbooks.co.uk).