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Indian-Spiced Cauliflower

This fibrous vegetable never gets the attention it deserves. Give cauliflower its shining moment with this Indian-inspired dish.

Serves: 8
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Serves 8

What you need:

  • 1-1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon ginger root, grated
  • 4 medium red bliss potatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch wedges
  • 1 6-ounce package baked tofu, sliced
  • 6 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small head cauliflower, separated into florets (1-1/4 lbs)
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1 14.5-ounce can stewed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup vegetarian chicken broth

What you do:

  1. In an electric frying pan or 5-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, warm oil and crushed red pepper for 1 minute. Add garlic, onions, celery, and ginger and sauté in hot oil for 3 minutes. Add the potatoes and cook mixture 8 minutes, until potatoes are softening. Add the tofu and the mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes. Add the cauliflower and cook 5 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, mix thoroughly, reduce heat to medium low, and simmer 10 minutes or until veggies are tender, stirring occasionally. Serve with basmati rice or pilaf.

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