Traditional Indian cauliflower and potato curry recipe from my mom. We used to eat this all the time growing up. My sister likes it with peas too.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the cauliflower in a large, microwave-safe dish; cook in microwave on High for 3 minutes. Transfer the cauliflower to a bowl and set aside. Put the potatoes in the dish and cook in the microwave on High for 4 minutes. Pour into the bowl with the cauliflower.

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  • Heat the olive oil and cumin seeds in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the cumin swells and turns golden brown; stir the onions into the oil and cook about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook and stir another 3 minutes. Fold the cauliflower and potatoes into the mixture. Season with the curry powder and salt. Continue cooking until completely hot, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

228.4 calories; protein 7.5g 15% DV; carbohydrates 44.3g 14% DV; fat 4.1g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 641.3mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (49)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2011
This recipe is great but I never cook in microwave. Steam cauliflower and potatoes use more curry blackpeppercorns ground chop tomatoes and chili poweder or chili flakes. Yummy Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2010
More Spices: More curry powder, Masala and/or Chilli powder Creamier: Smother for 15min by adding a glass of water, even creamier: add milk Read More
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70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2011
This recipe is great but I never cook in microwave. Steam cauliflower and potatoes use more curry blackpeppercorns ground chop tomatoes and chili poweder or chili flakes. Yummy Read More
(48)
Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2010
More Spices: More curry powder, Masala and/or Chilli powder Creamier: Smother for 15min by adding a glass of water, even creamier: add milk Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
I really loved this. The only changes I made were to use a very large onion and the addition of 2 Tbsps ground cashew and 1 tsp. ground black sesame seeds. I think it would have been just as good without these changes. I'd rate it more than 5 stars if I could! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2013
OK, seriously amazing. I love this dish anyway, but the idea of microwaving the potatoes and cauliflower to cut cooking time...brilliant. I sorta merged two versions of this recipe...an old cookbook which had a bunch of spices and traditional cooking methods and this recipe which had modern versions and methods in it. Kept the tomatoes (awesome), used the microwave for the potatoes and cauliflower (brilliant), eliminated the oil (cooking spray), used real ginger and garlic (tsp each), no curry powder as I hate it (sub garam masala for pure awesomeness). Amazingly, this does not include turmeric or cumin (~1/2 tsp each), which I consider crucial (very earthy) but in a pinch the recipe is sufficient as is. I have tried paneer, carrots, chicken, and sweet potatoes for this recipe (dependent on what I have on-hand), all amazing in their own right. If you like a creamier gravy add equal parts milk or cream + broth to the sauce at the end. simmer until thickened. Serves well with chopped cilantro, mango chutney and/or yogurt. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2010
More curry powder and some vegetable broth makes this recipe saucy and great with rice. I like it with garlic naan and sriracha which is not very traditional but yummy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2011
I didn't have cumin seeds so I used a heaping 1/4 tsp of ground cumin. And as others stated I added 1/3 cup of stock (could use either vegetable or chicken) because I predicted it might be too dry without. It was the perfect moistness! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2010
This was super easy to make and delicious. The leftovers were even better. Thanks for sharing Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/21/2010
I give this recipe NO STARS! It was not to my liking. I followed the recipe to the letter - good job I had a batch of choc chip muffins to eat instead. Total waste of a lovely caullie!! DON'T BE TEMPTED TO TRY THIS!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2011
This was fabulous! I only had one fresh tomato so added a can of diced tomatoes (no salt). The entire family loved it. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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