Indian Potatoes and Cauliflower and She Called Me a Tramp!

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Hi everyone. I recently had my friend Lana come visit. We used to live in Spain together when we worked for the World’s Fair in Sevilla in 1992. Those were the days when she told me I dressed like a tramp. She is a very direct person.

Even though she called me a tramp, I wanted to make her a loving, nurturing dinner when she visited to show her how special she is, but I ended up insulting her, accusing her of leading a provincial life in Chicago-woops-see video below. Well, she did call me a tramp.

She said she liked this dish but let me know what you think. Enjoy!

Spicy Potatoes and Cauliflower

1 head cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces and steamed
4 med. sized potatoes, peeled, diced and steamed
2 TBS olive oil
1 TBS whole black mustard seeds
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp salt
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp coriander
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
garnish with cashews and toasted coconut or sweetened coconut from the bag

In a large frying pan, heat up oil. When hot (throw in a mustard seed and see if it pops), add the garam masala,black mustard seeds, pepper, curry powder and coriander. Stir for a minute or so until fragrant. Add in the already steamed potatoes and cauliflower and toss until vegetables are heated through and evenly covered with the spices. Remove from heat, top with chopped cilantro and cashews (and coconut if you are using). I like to serve this with a little plain yogurt on the side mixed with some fresh, chopped mint and diced cukes-your call. Enjoy!

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4 Responses

  1. ¡Qué guapa estás Lana! I also wore a sari at work once for an international potluck. My co-worker from Chennai taught me how to wear it. Great to see you!

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