Saturday, 24 May 2014

Spicy Cauliflower Couscous





Spicy cauliflower cooked in a blend of aromatic Indian spices.

Don't be fooled by the name, there is no couscous in the ingredient list and the this recipe has NO couscous in it, only the  name indicates couscous as the cauliflower is grated to resemble couscous.

Ingredients

480 g cauliflower florets
1 small white onion finely diced
1/2 red capsicum finely diced
1 clove garlic finely chopped
2 green chillies finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
2 tablespoons pasatta (sieved tomatoes)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh coriander leaves.


Method:

1. Wash the cauliflower florets and pat them dry.Grate the cauliflower florets on the coarse side of a grater to form cauliflower couscous.
2. Heat oil in a wok, when it is hot add the mustard seeds and wait for them to splutter, next add the garlic and onions and sauté them until onions turn translucent.
3. Add the diced capsicum and grated cauliflower and sauté the mixture for 7- 8 minutes tossing intermittently every couple of minutes.
4. Add the pasatta, salt, green chillies, chilli powder, cumin and coriander powder and toss the mixture to incorporate all the spices.
5. Sauté the spiced cauliflower mixture for another 3-4 minutes after which transfer the mixture to a serving dish.
6. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with chapattis.

I got the inspiration to create the spicy cauliflower couscous from a friend of mine Mabintu who blogs at Recipes from a pantry Do check out her blog for some mouth watering dishes.

Submitting this to:
In my VEG BOX ~ Cauliflower event by citrusspice guested by Manjiri of Sliceoffme


44 comments:

  1. Like looks delicious, I'll have to try it soon x

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  2. This looks delicious!
    I will definitely be trying this recipe - it looks like something my boyfriend would love too.
    Thanks for the great post! :-)

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  3. Looks delicious, we haven't tried cauliflower for a long time so I am now inspired to try!

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  4. this looks gorgeous! Thank you for the recipe!

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  5. Sounds so delicious - love the idea of cauliflower couscous! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  6. Oh I love cauliflower, so I might give this a try x

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  7. Very different and fantastic fusion dish, love this idea of combining both cauliflower and couscous.

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    1. Priya there is no couscous i the recipe , only name indicates couscous as the cauliflower is grated to resemble couscous.

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  8. I just bought a pack of couscous... will try this recipe.

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  9. I've used cauliflower to make "couscous" before, and it's worked really well, but been a bit bland - this looks great. Will definitely try it!

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  10. This looks seriously yummy - such a great veggie dish, so many lovely spices :)

    Laura x

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  11. It's still early but already I am desperate for this!

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  12. It looks so delicious, I gotta try it. :)

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  13. We eat a lot of couscous in this house - this looks delicious!

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  14. your recipes always sound delicious! I've recently discovered that my local supermarket sells gluten free cous cous (made from maize) so I might be able to give this a go :-)

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  15. This looks so good, I love cauliflower so much and will have to try this out!

    Georgie xx

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  16. Yummy!! One of my fave vegetables!! Will try this for sure! :)

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  17. Mmmm....this looks amazing! I have ordered veggie boxes to start when we come back from hols so will defo be checking back as I ADORE your veggie recipes - they are always so imaginative!
    Love Vicky
    Around and Upside Down

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  18. Novel way to eat cauliflower!

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  19. I find cauliflower really dull but this would definitely make it more interesting.

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  20. It looks super tasty Nayna! I love cauliflower not so much couscous, but it must be a great combo!

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    1. No couscous in this recipe, just grated cauliflower that looks like couscous.:)

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  21. oh i love cauliflower and would never have thought to spice it up! great!
    carsonsmummy.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Love your take on this cauliflower couscous Nayna.And your pics too.

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    1. Thankyou "to you" for giving me the idea of the cauliflower couscous.

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  23. Looks gorgeous, I'll have to try this as I'm not enjoying meat in my pregnancy and want more tasty veg dishes xx

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  24. Lord oh lord I love this so much .x

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  25. A CLASSIC low-carb recipe and one I make all the time, although I LOVE your spices Nayna, just fabulous! Karen

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  26. I love coucous - definitely going to give this a go

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  27. oh yes what a lovely adaptation of indian cauliflower curry flavours. Mmm. A nice one to make for packed lunches Nayna - am adding to my list of things to make

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  28. OOh this looks delicious, can't wait to try this one! x

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  29. Always good to see totally new things to do with cauliflower :)

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  30. That looks really nice! I think I could get my little girl to actually eat cauliflower!

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  31. I'm so over cous cous, but this looks great!! It also means we can all enjoy the same meal even though one of us is GF - fab!!

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  32. What an excellent idea - I love healthier alternatives - will try this for sure.

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  33. That looks good. I'm hungry now

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  34. i have always thought of couscous as being bland and boring, but your version looks amazing....i may just give it a go!

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  35. This looks gorgeous, love cauli in spicy things

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  36. Love the sound of this recipe - although I must admit I did read the list of ingredients several times to see where the couscous was.....then read the introduction ;))

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  37. I love the idea of cauliflower couscous, you can flavour it in so many different ways.

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  38. I'm a big fan of couscous but have never had it with cauliflower. might make this for my little boy

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  39. this looks so delicious :) I tried a pack of ready made cauli rice before but it was really flavourless .... this looks so yummy so thank you !

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  40. Yet another way to use cauliflower which I really must try

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